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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,461 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 4 of 7)

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problem #65

Jul 212007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Bought a used 2004 Chevy Tahoe with 73,000 miles on July 5th 2007, went on vacation 2 weeks later and the speedometer got stuck at 60 miles per hour and know is very erratic and gets stuck at different speeds all the time. Also fuel gage does not work at all is backwards on the gage so never know how much gas is actually in the vehicle.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #64

Sep 172007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,500 miles
All of a sudden the speed odometer jumps to 90 and we were almost stopped. Then it stayed on 0 for a while we were driving, then just jumps around. It is never accurate. Checked with dealer and they reported to us that this has been a real problem with this model of vehicle. They said it was the gage cluster going out and there have been lots of them recently coming in with this problem. And the repair cost is between $450 - $500. I feel this is a manufacturing malfunction and they should repair these vehicles free of charge to vehicle owners because this is unsafe and it should not be malfunctioning like this. Its not just a few vehicles with this same problem its alot!!

- Bethpage, TN, USA

problem #63

Sep 202007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
2004 Chevy Tahoe with only 41K miles, speedometer acting erratic, marking unrealistic speed, ex. 40mph when actually driving 65mph.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #62

Jan 012007

Tahoe

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

At about 60,000 miles the speedometer began acting erratically so you couldn't tell how fast you were going. It consider this dangerous. The speedometer is now usually reading simply about 120 mph at all times. Still no recall on this item that I know of. After checking a little bit on the internet, it is obvious that this is an overwhelmingly large issue for GM owners.

- Rapid City, SD, USA

problem #61

Aug 012007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Normal operation and use, never off road. The speedometer has completely failed. The vehicle has about 40,000 miles. At this time, nothing has been done to correct the problem.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #60

Jan 012007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving 55 mph the speedometer would stick at a particular speed. After twenty minutes of driving, the speedometer would fall and remain at zero. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 86,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 02-01-08 updated 02/01/08

- Montclair, VA, USA

problem #59

Jul 312007

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 2004 Tahoe at 41K miles, suddenly the speedometer malfunction; when I ran at driveway the speedometer showed over 120 mph; even when I stop, turn off engine the speedometer still show over 120mph and stuck like that forever.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #58

Jul 152006

Tahoe

  • miles
Speedometer sticks at 25-30 mph over what the actual speed should be...never resets to 0 when the vehicle is off...I list this as 1 failure because it never corrected itself after the initial failure.

- Clayton, NC, USA

problem #57

Oct 152006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
At 36,000 miles speedometer failed and read wrong speed and then locked at 140 mph. T 40,000 miles the right front wheel speed sensor failed and the braking was reduced.

- San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA

problem #56

Mar 102007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Failure of speedometer.

- Mcminnville, OR, USA

problem #55

May 252007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Tachometer and speedometer are not giving correct readings. They can be 3,000rpm at idle or 100mph at about 40 mph sometime shutting off car resets it.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #54

Jun 102007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The speedometer is not consistent in detecting actual speed driven. Sometimes it will read 40 mph when I am actually driving 60 mph. This is dangerous, as this can cause an accident when driving around curbs. Got a quote from dealer to repair which will be around $500. My daughter owns a 2004 trailblazer and has the same problem.

- Housotn, TX, USA

problem #53

Jun 082006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
2004 Chevy tohoe, the speedometer gets stuck and says you are going 100mph

- Sullivan, WI, USA

problem #52

Apr 012007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,100 miles
2004 Z71 Chevy Tahoe. Speedometer failed at 54,000 miles. The dial hangs at 90 or 120. I took my vehicle to Chevy dealership and was informed that there is no fix other then replacing the entire cluster panel. $800 to replace cluster panel. The dealership will not replace defective speedometer for free. Vehicle out of warranty.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #51

Nov 112006

Tahoe

  • miles
As I have read in prior complaints that have been filed on this web site, the speedometer on my vehicle also does not register correctly. I know of at least 4 other Tahoe owners, and 1 3/4 ton Z71 owner (all 2004 models who have experienced the same problems with their vehicles. I am a single mom and given what I have paid for my vehicle used I simply cant afford to pay the extra 400 dollars to fix the problem that obviously began during manufacturing. (why else would multiple vehicles all over the country have the same issue.)

- Farmington, AR, USA

problem #50

Dec 012006

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
I have an 2004 Tahoe with 37,000 miles on it and the speedometer does not register the correct speed. When sitting at a complete stop the speedometer will still register that I am still moving. Have spoken to the GM dealership, and they were aware that there was a problem, but GM will not address it. Looking at other complaints on the web. There were hundreds of GM owners with this same safety related problems covering many different GM vehicles.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #49

Mar 182007

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,490 miles
I have a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe and recently the speedometer started acting funny. It would show I would be going 60 mph over what I was actually going. When parked it would read 45- 60 mph. Now it stays stuck at 120 mph. I called the dealership, and told me the entire cluster would have to be replaced for about $500. Also, said that it would be 90 to just look at the problem. I did some research, and found that there are hundreds of people to whom this is happening to. What made me mad was that this happened 7500 miles after my warranty ran out.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #48

Mar 302007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,866 miles
Speedometer intermittently quits working. You can be driving along at 60 mph and 50 miles later, the speedometer has gone to 0 while you are traveling down the interstate. If you stop, turn off the engine and get out of the car, then restart the car, the speedometer will work again for a little ways.

- Adamsville, TN, USA

problem #47

Jan 022007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
Speedometer registers 120 mph at all times. Dealer wanted $700+ to replace instrument cluster. Pulled cluster myself in ten minutes and sent to instrument repair company in sacramento, ca who replaced all the lights and stepper motors for $155.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #46

Mar 092007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
My husband was driving on the interstate on his way to work in our 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe with current mileage of 39,000 miles, and the speedometer suddenly locked up at 53 mph, it will not move.

- Eldred, IL, USA

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