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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
65,928 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #55

Apr 162015

Silverado 2500

  • 154,289 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving at various speeds, the instrument panel dimmed and prevented the contact from reading any of the gauges. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the instrumental panel connectors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 154,289.

- Manchester , NH, USA

problem #54

Nov 012011

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
Truck has 82,000 miles. Speedometer been acting up last couple of weeks.sitting park it reads 40mph.I see where everyone who owns a Silverado has this same problem with the clusters. Are all my gauges gonna go out now" bad are the all gonna be off".....this is bad.....and everyone knows of this problem too...thats the worst part. My next truck will be a Toyota!

- West Columbia, SC, USA

problem #53

Jun 012009

Silverado 2500

  • miles
My husband has a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado truck that has been having a problem with the speedometer. At first the speedometer would accelerate without applying pressure on the gas and there would be no change in speed. Then after a few months of that going on the speedometer does not work at all. I've been in contact with a few owners of Chevrolet trucks or SUV's and I was surprised to hear alot of them had to pay a large amount of money to replace their speedometer due to the same problem.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #52

Jun 152010

Silverado 2500

  • 100,000 miles


I have an 03 Chevy Silverado. My speedometer works intermittently if at all. When it does work it is usually off by a good bit (high and low). It has never been in an accident and is a one owner. I googled "Silverado speedometer bad" and found hundreds of similar complaints as mine. It is a regularly occurring problem for me and many others as well. Dealer says it is a $500 repair. I now rely on my gps which has a speedometer feature on it.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #51

Feb 212010

Silverado 2500

  • 82,500 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. He stated that the instrument cluster would fail intermittently. While driving at speeds of 70 mph, he was received a warning from a local police officer. The officer advised him that he was actually traveling 90 mph. The failure mileage was 82,500 and the current was 83,500.

- Mckenney, VA, USA

problem #50

Oct 232009

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Bad cluster (oil gauges and high temperature gauge) so far on a Chevy Silverado 2003 should be a recall regarding this matter. What are they waiting for? thanks

- Edinburg, TX, USA

problem #49

Mar 012009

Silverado 2500

  • 99,000 miles


Our speedometer in our 2003 Chevy 1500 pick stopped working after we got a notice that was for the same problem but was only honored if it happened under 80K miles we never had the issue until we were at 99K miles. So my complaint is : is there anything we can do? we have 104K on the truck now.

- San Deigo , CA, USA

problem #48

Sep 012009

Silverado 2500

  • 66,800 miles
Speedometer malfunctioning. The new "0" seems to be somewhere around 20 to 25 mph. In researching the problem on the internet, I see that I had been fortunate that I hadn't had problems with the cluster before this. I have had sporadic malfunctioning in the temperature gauge for several months but I could live with that...the speedometer is a major problem.

- Horn Lake, MS, USA

problem #47

Oct 312008

Silverado 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that the transfer case was designed with a defect. As a result, the pump in the transfer case wore a hole from the inside to the outside of the transfer case. This allowed the oil in the transfer case to pump out the hole and caused the transfer case to run drive. The dealer stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and the contact would have to pay for the repair. The failure mileage was 130,000. Updated 3/16/09 the power steering started leaking fluid. The dealer informed the consumer the power steering fluid leak was coming from the hydro booster onto the power steering gear. The consumer lost his brakes. It was discovered the booster rod was missing. The parking brake did not work and the instrument cluster failed as well. The speedometer did not work it was reading 60 mph even when the vehicle was parked. Updated 03/18/09.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #46

Jan 062009

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,400 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that he must disconnect his battery in order for the speedometer to work. The speedometer is stuck on 45 mph and does not move up or down. The dealer stated that there was no recall; however, a tsb stated that within seven years or 70,000 miles the gauge clusters could be replaced. The vehicle was not included in the tsb. The failure mileage was 97,400. Updated 03/23/09. The consumer stated he never knows how fast he is driving. Updated 03/24/09

- Maroa, IL, USA

problem #45

Nov 022008

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. The speedometer and oil gauge fail to work on the instrument panel. Occasionally, the speedometer gets stuck on zero or goes all the way to 120 mph. The oil gauge does not move at all and the dial becomes stuck all the way at the bottom. The contact called the dealer and they refused to inspect the vehicle for free. The manufacturer stated that they were aware of the failure, but they have not yet issued a recall. Through online research, she discovered numerous consumers experiencing the same failure and believes that it should be recalled. The failure mileage was 90,000 and current mileage was 105,000. Updated 02-23-09 updated 02/24/09.

- Sulphur, LA, USA

problem #44

Jan 062008

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Speedometer doesn't function properly. Registers at 70mph when standing still.

- Blanco, TX, USA

problem #43

Apr 082006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
Instrumentation cluster premature failure.

- Vernal, UT, USA

problem #42

Mar 012008

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles
Erratic speedometer readings. Started with just reading a few miles over. Now 9 times out of 10 it says I'm doing 20 to 30mph when I start the truck. Checked online and many other people are having the same problem. How many does it take before a recall?

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #41

Feb 162008

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,450 miles
Speedometer is malfunctioning.

- Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #40

Jul 182007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
Beginning at around 80,000 miles my speedometer stopped reporting my speed correctly. It will stay at 0 mph or 30 mph then after turning off the vehicle a few times it would reset. It didn't happen again until a couple of months later. But it only happened intermittently with no way to diagnose the problem. Today (85,000miles) I was driving on the interstate and my speed stopped at 30 mph and wouldn't go to zero. I stopped tried to get it to reset and then it stuck at 80mph. I was not going that fast. Now it is not reading my speed correctly at all. It will either stay at 30, or it says I'm going 20 when I know I am going at least 60. This a definite safety issue. Diagnostics don't seem to locate the problem.

- Wilsonville, OR, USA

problem #39

Jan 152007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 40 mph, the instrument panel gauges displayed inaccurate readings. The dealer stated that they were aware that the failure may occur in some 2003-2004 Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC vehicles. However, because his vehicle was over 70,000 miles, he would have to repair it at his own expense. The vehicle was not repaired. He filed a formal complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 54,000 and current mileage was 81,000.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #38

Jan 222008

(reported on)

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 instrument panel gauge needle sticking. Consumer states that GM said they would not cover it because the vehicle has over 70,000 miles on it. Kb*

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #37

Dec 212007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles
My speedo went out on my 2003 shevy 2500hd at 116000 miles.I went to start it on a cold day and it was reading 20mph in it reads 70 mph in park and is reading over 70 mph over the speed that I am driving.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #36

Jun 152007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
Speedometer and all other gauges on instrument cluster do not work properly the speedometer reads 120 mph sometimes, the volt meter needle is pointing straight down, this is on my 2003 Silverado, on my 2004 Suburban the tachometer reads wrong all the time and im worried that the speedometer will do the same on it, this is the primary vehicle my wife and kids use every day.

- Collinsville, OK, USA

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