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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 5 of 7)

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problem #45

Mar 032007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles

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

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe speedometer reads wrong and then doesn't read a speed at all. On a 70 mile trip, my speedometer registered speed for the first 10 miles and then read 0 miles/hour the rest of the 60 miles.

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #44

Mar 072007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Speedometer stuck it will be at 50 sitting in driveway.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #43

Feb 012007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles
The speedometer works fine sometimes but some other times it starts off at about 35 mph and counts up from there. It is hard to figure out what speed you are going and I am really afraid of getting a speeding ticket or going to slow and causing an accident. I think this needs to be looked into so maybe we can prevent future major problems. Also a number of friends have had the same problems with gauges in their Chevrolet vehicles.

- Boilng Springs, SC, USA

problem #42

Feb 142007

Tahoe

  • miles

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

Several months ago I started to notice problems with the speedometer on my 2004 Chevy Tahoe. It does not register the correct speed sometimes. Seems to be getting worse. There is no specific time or driving condition that this occurs. Last noticed the problem while driving on the turnpike. The speedometer reads 35 when I was actually going over 60. Something really needs to be done about this. I cannot afford to have a new speedometer put in the vehicle at $500.

- Wichita Falls, TX, USA

problem #41

Feb 052007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles
I have a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe lt. The speedometer has been acting very erratic - reading 35, 45, 75, etc. While stopped and 125+ while traveling at 50 mph... I have read hundreds of similar complaints and my Chevrolet dealer immediately knew what the problem was just by giving a brief description and wants to replace the entire instrument cluster for $400+ this is outrageous - so much money was spent on these vehicles and Chevrolet cannot acknowledge that it is a defect which can very easily pose a safety hazard. See attached link to view hundreds of similar issues: www.topix.net/forum/autos/Chevrolet-Tahoe/T2bgkbgi55eknu77C/P2

- Francestown, NH, USA

problem #40

Dec 012006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
My 2004 Chevy Tahoe has a defective speedometer. At 37,500 miles, conveniently just after warranty expired, the speedometer needle started jumping erratically, and then a few days later, it quit working completely. I have been informed by 2 local dealers in the S.F. bay area that it will cost approx $600-900 to repair, and I will be without my vehicle for up to a week. Unfortunately, I cannot be without it B/C I work full time and am a single mother. I did see on ebay that there is a person that can repair the cluster and it is a whole lot cheaper than taking it to the dealer, but I would be without the whole cluster for quite some time. This is dangerous! I have been driving for several months not having a clue as to how fast I am actually driving, and it makes me really nervous. I cannot afford the $600-900 to have it repaired, and feel that GM should be forced to recall and repair this problem immediately! come on, this has affected thousands of people already!

- San Lorenzo, CA, USA

problem #39

Dec 192006

Tahoe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

Speedometer is erratic and unreliable. On Chevy SUV chat sites this is a apparently a common problem and related to a defective part.

- Newcastle, WA, USA

problem #38

Feb 262007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe with an odometer reading of 80000 miles. The contact noticed that when driving for a long period of time and coming to a complete stop then start moving again the speedometer will stay at zero. The contact stated that the only way to get the speedometer to work again was to turn the vehicle off, then let it sit for a moment and restart. This problem made the contact run out of gas several times since the gas gauge did not working properly, the oil gauge wasincorrect as well. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, and they told him that the instrument panel needed to be replaced.

- Glennpool, OK, USA

problem #37

Feb 242007

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
Speedometer has completely failed at 46,000 miles therefore it is impossible to know how fast I am driving.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #36

Feb 122007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Speedometer erratic on 2004 Chevy Tahoe. Says I am going 120 parked, and 30 when I am going 70.

- Hoschton, GA, USA

problem #35

Feb 142007

Tahoe 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2004 Chevy Tahoe faulty speedometer started occurring in January 2007 as of today 2/14/07 it is inaccurate each time auto is started. Never resets itself. Have not had it repaired as the costs are too expensive for an issue that is clearly a GM problem. This needs to be recalled as there are thousands of people with same issue.

- East Troy, WI, USA

problem #34

Feb 062007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Speedometer failure- vehicle in a parked position and speedometer states that vehicle is traveling at 50 mph. When traveling at a speed of 65 on highway speedometer shows traveling 120 mph.

- Medina, OH, USA

problem #33

Jan 072007

Tahoe

  • miles
Speedometer and tach not working, speedometer stuck at 120 mph, tach jumps all over the place. This is a safety issue and I have seen on topic.net thousands of people not knowing what speed they are going!

- Bowling Green, MO, USA

problem #32

Jan 192007

Tahoe

  • miles
While driving my 2004 Tahoe down the highway my oil pressure indicator dropped to zero. I pulled over and shut it off. I checked the oil, which was fine, and re-started the vehicle. The pressure returned to normal. Two days later the same thing happened except this time I did not get oil pressure back. After having it towed to a shop, needless to say it worked again. At this time I was advised that the oil sending unit may be faulty and paid to have it changed. This did not fix the problem and finally it failed for good. The repair shop verified that the engine did have good oil pressure and that it was an indicating problem. I found a company on-line that repaired instrument panels and chose to take the vehicle home and remove it myself to send off for repair. On the way home, my speedometer malfunctioned and now reads 25 mph at a stand still. One problem I can understand. Two problems this close together tells me that this instrument panel is junk. After researching this I have found many others with the same problem. I am extremely upset about the amount of money I have spent for such poor quality. I would hope that GM will back its products and re-call these panels or at least cover the repair costs for the individuals with instrument panel problems.

- Desoto, MO, USA

problem #31

Jun 182006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Around 37,000 miles my speedometer began acting up. It will read anything from 0-120 mph at any speed. This has became a major safety concern when traveling at highway speeds and the speedometer reads 70 mph, but until you pass another vehicle and get a sense of your actual speed that I realize the speedometer is stuck, and I really am traveling closer to 85 or 90. GM has told me that the entire speedometer would have to be replaced at my expense. A cost of around $450.

- Whiteman Afb, MO, USA

problem #30

Dec 022006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
Speedometer started sticking. Sometimes it fixes itself. Other times it stops and won't go below 30. Today it wouldn't go lower than 60. Also, it will be buried and you have no idea how fast you are going.

- Windermere, FL, USA

problem #29

Nov 202006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles
Speedometer would freeze at 50 then 70 then 35 and now just stuck on 0. 54000 miles on the vehicle. $3-500 repair job. Makes imports look good.

- Parkville, MO, USA

problem #28

Jan 172007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,300 miles
Speedometer on my 04 Tahoe isn't working, pegged at 120 mph when stopped.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #27

Jan 262007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
As my 2004 Tahoe approached 43K miles the speedometer began behaving erratically. Within 2-3K miles it stopped working completely. Now it only will rise as high as 20-30 mph.

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #26

Jan 272007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,350 miles
Erratic operation of speedometer. Other gauges seem to fluctuate for no apparent reason.

- Miami, FL, USA

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