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7.4

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$275.00
Average Mileage:
115,138 miles
Total Complaints:
10 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace cluster (4 reports)
  3. guy on ebay that repairs them for $150 (2 reports)
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #10

Aug 012015

Tahoe LT V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles

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

Very annoying to not see how fast you are driving nor able to see how much gas is left in the tank.

- , Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 202013

Tahoe Z71 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles

The gas gauge suddenly starting going back and forth like a windshield wiper. It was either the gauge cluster or the sending unit (requiring a change to the fuel pump), so I went with the cluster. The cluster was relatively cheap and easy to replace and it fixed the problem (at least until the sending unit did fail a few years later).

- , Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #8

Sep 202013

Tahoe LTL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158,000 miles

My speedometer quit working back in Sept 2013. I then called my local Chevrolet dealer and they said it would cost me $700 to replace it. they then informed me that there was a special policy in the instrument cluster #07187, which meant they extended the warranty from 3/36k to 7/80k....which also ended in 3/2011! I still can't figure out with me being the sole owner of this Tahoe since I bought it off the lot in 2004, they couldn't find me to tell me there was a "special policy" but they could find me to pay my taxes and anything else related to the vehicle!!!!!!!!!

I then contacted General Motors to even see if they would help pay some of the repair but they declined!!!! So, I guess I will just continue to drive around with no speed check!

- , greensboro, NC, USA

problem #7

Nov 032013

Tahoe V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,045 miles

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

I just bought a 2004 Chevy Tahoe 2 weeks ago, with-in the first 24 hours the speedometer was way the heck off. In park it sat at 60mph DRIVING on the other hand exceeded 120mph (I think, hell who knows for certain it only goes to 120!!) I went in right away to the dealer on a Monday morning ( I bought on Sat) and they could not fit me in till FRIDAY... Guess they didn't feel this was a danger cause they wouldn't give up one of their "courtesy" loaners! How courteous of them!!

- , Buffalo, MN, USA

problem #6

Aug 012008

Tahoe 4.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,333 miles

Okay, this is a serious problem for hard working Americans.....Anybody interested in a class action lawsuit please call at 619-247-1552. Let's do something about this!

this is really getting to be ridiculous.

Also all that think going to Ford will solve the issue...Guess again!! My uncle just bought 2 years ago a Ford and it's cluster did the same thing. So did his last Ford. these people are robbing us!

So let's do something.........

- , Lakeside, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 062010

Tahoe LS 4.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

I understand lights go out but make it where it does't take an act of Congress to fix. It should be as easy as replacing a bulb. Pull the cluster of course.

- , Adkins, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 072009

Tahoe 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

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

HAD THE VEHICLE A LITTLE OVER A YEAR. WENT TO A BABY SHOWER AND ON THE WAY HOME MY SPEEDOMETER WENT STUPID. IT DID NOT REGISTER THE RIGHT SPEED. TOOK IT TO CHEVY DEALER THEY TOLD ME THERE WAS A RECALL ON IT, ASKED ME THE MILEAGE. I TOLD THEM THE MILEAGE AND THEY SAID THE RECALL DOES NOT COVER VEHICLES OVER 80,000 MILES. I HAD TO PAY AROUND $430.00 TO REPLACE IT. THIS SUCKS. I THINK IF SOMETHING IS RECALLED THE CHEVY DEALERSHIP SHOULD REPLACE IT NO MATTER HOW MANY MILES YOU HAVE. IF ITS RECALLED THAT MEANS THERE WERE ALOT OF PROBLEMS SO THEY SHOULD HAVE REPLACED IT FOR FREE. I,VE HAD LOTS OF PROBLEMS WITH MY TAHOE. THE ONLY GOOD THING I COULD SAY FOR TAHOE IS IT TURNS SHARP. I LIKE THAT. OTHERWISE THEY SUCK. I LOVED MY VEHICLE AT FIRST BUT NOW I REGRET IT. IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME I TURN AROUND SOMETHING HAPPENS AND I'M OUT MORE MONEY FIXING IT. ITS NEVER SOMETHING SIMPLE AND NOT COSTLY. EACH TIME IS AT LEAST 200.00 OR MORE.

- , Delhi, LA, USA

problem #3

May 222007

Tahoe Z71 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

BS this was not recalled. The lights fail on the dashboard, steering wheel and heater controls. Real problem is you cannot repair or replace them unless because they ar not user friendly. Dissapointing.

- , Manchester, NH, USA

problem #2

Jan 122009

Tahoe 1500 5.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

Contacted Dealer they informed me that vehicle was out of warranty and the cost to repair would be approximately $500. Purchase extended warranty and just as it expired the darn thing gave out, typical....

- , El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

May 122007

Tahoe LS 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 141,000 miles

Chevy has a recall on instrument cluster failure and has extended the warranty to 70000 miles or 7 years. Chevy refused to repair mine because of the mileage, The issue is not a mileage thing it is a time thing, whether corrosion or faulty circuit board. Please notice the time element when failures occur.

Chevy wanted $500 to fix it, I fixed it for $225 from on line exchange service, To fix, pop off the finish bazel, remove 4 screws, tilt cluster forward, disconnect modular plug, slide out cluster, to reinstall do the reverse, Total time to replace less than 15 minutes.

Chevy not helpful at all, Last one for me.

- , North Grosvenordale, CT, USA

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