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Average Mileage:
50,747 miles

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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 5 of 6)

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problem #34

Aug 012006

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles


My Chevrolet 2004 Silverado ls does not read the speed correctly. Sometimes it does not move and others it will have me going 110 when I am doing 45 mph.

- Fort Payne, AL, USA

problem #33

Jan 282007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The speedometer quit working at 40000 miles. Checking on line there are hundreds possibly even thousands defective speedometers. This is a safety problem and the dealer stated it would cost $500 to fix and take two days.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #32

Feb 022007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles
56000 miles on 2004 Chevy Silverado and speedometer has been showing 110 when doing 30, showing 0 when doing 70, showing 0 period.

- Lancaster, TX, USA

problem #31

Sep 152006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles


I have a 2004 Silverado S71. It has 35K miles on it at this time. In Sept. Of 2006 I noticed that the speedometer was not returning to zero mph smoothly. It would drop in steps. It is not indicating the correct speed, sometimes it is high and other times it maybe low or not working at all. Now the tach is also acting erratic. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't, at times it does not return to zero when the engine is turned off or it hangs at some arbitrary point. (1) events leading up to the failure - none. (2) failure and its consequences - received speeding ticket. (3) what was done to correct the failure; I.e, parts repaired or replaced (and if old part is available). - none at this time.

- Westminster, CO, USA

problem #30

Jan 012006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
2004 Silverado speedometer. The speedometer began failing about a year ago and now fails on trips of 5 miles or more. Speedometer most often begins registering low. It is so gradual that it is not obvious when it begins happening. It will eventually register below zero at any speed. The only way to reliably judge speed is via the tachometer. A few times, it has registered high, so as to read >100 mph at highway speeds. My research shows this is a very common problem with this make/model of GM vehicle. Of course this is a very dangerous situation, especially when it first occurred with me. I am uncertain how fast I was actually going when I realized I was going way too fast in relation to what the speedometer was reporting. I believe the speedometer should be considered a critical piece of safety equipment. In addition, law enforcement requires you to follow posted speed limits, which is difficult when the speedometer is reporting inaccurately. In my opinion, this device should not fail at 35000 miles. Again, in my opinion, this is a manufacturing defect and the consumer should not have to bear the expense for the repair.

- Williamson, WV, USA

problem #29

Jan 142007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,500 miles
2004 Silverado truck speedometer malfunctioned.

- Columbia City , IN, USA

problem #28

Jan 102007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Erratic speed reading on the speedometer of my Chevy Silverado.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #27

Jan 152007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,700 miles
While traveling, my speedometer on my 2004 Chevy Silverado would not read an accurate mileage, for example while traveling 60 mph, the speedometer would be in excess of 100 mph, thus causing a safety issue, due to the fact that I do not know the exact speed of my vehicle, and can only judge that my vehicle is traveling the correct speed by pacing other vehicles on the highway. In fact I was pulled over for speeding, and when asked how fast I was going, I showed the police officer that my speedometer was reading 40 mph when I was parked, when in fact I was going approximately 10 miles above the speed limit. I went to the Chevy dealership, and the service representative said that he has had to replace a couple of theses, and with parts and labor would be approximately $700. My warranty expired just 700 miles prior to this defect starting. I was about to pay to get this repaired, when I decided to do research online to see if this was a problem with other Silverado, and come to find out, there are many cases like mine. I feel due to the fact that there are so many cases like this, that it should be considered a defect, and be repaired at no cost to the customer.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #26

Jan 182007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2004 2500 Chevy truck the speedometer will sometimes start at 0 and sometimes at 60 mph and sometimes at 30 mph I called the dealer and they told me to bring it in. They said they would keep my truck for 2 days. They knew just what was wrong with in. They want $350 dollars to do this. I don't think I should have to pay for a defect on the speedometer. Not for sure on when I bought the truck.

- Lancaster, KY, USA

problem #25

Jan 202007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,200 miles
Speedometer quit working. At a stop it was showing 120 miles an hour, sometimes more sometimes less. After researching on car forums on the internet I found many, many people have had these same problems.

- Pataskala, OH, USA

problem #24

Nov 132006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


My speedometer on my 2004 Silverado functions incorrectly. It reads anywhere between 30 and 120 and I have no idea what my speed is. Apparently thousands and thousands of owners are having this problem. This is apparently a safety issue and there most definitely should be a recall.

- Decatur, AL, USA

problem #23

Nov 152006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Z71. The contact stated that the speedometer did not accurately register the speed being driven in this vehicle. Even when not driving the speedomenter registered a speed. The contact stated that the engine light has been on 80% of the time since he owned the vehicle. Updated 2/22/2007 -

- Peculiar , MO, USA

problem #22

Nov 012006

Silverado 2500

  • miles
My 2004 Silverado just reached 40,000 miles when my speedometer stopped functioning. It's stopped at 120 mph and want go down.

- Spanish Fork , UT, USA

problem #21

Jan 232007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,800 miles
It appears numerous GM vehicles are current experiencing speedometer cluster problems, cause the speedometer to fail. My issue is with a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. There appears to be numerous complaints online, without any recall proposed by GM.

- Waynesville, MO, USA

problem #20

Dec 112006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Problems with my speedometer. The speedometer gets stuck as well as RPM readings. Interior materials squeak when going over slightest bumps.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #19

Jan 052007

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Dear sirs, my son is driving our 2004 Chevy Silverado pickup and he is 16 yo. The vehicle has less than 50K miles and the speedometer started malfunctioning last week. It indicates the speed at 20-50 mph less than actual. I am aware of a forum on that has more than 327 complaints of this very problem. Surely there is a safety concern here with the possibilities of excessive speed due to the inaccuracies of the speedometer! please let me know what the status of your concerns regarding this issue. Thanks for your time! respectfully, david w. freidberg md facs.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #18

Jan 192007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,500 miles
I have a 2004 Silverado 2500hd(C/K) with 51,000+ miles. This problem has been occurring for several weeks and just started as I was driving the vehicle on the highway. The speedometer operates erratically by showing various speeds such as 80 mph while I am driving 25 mph or shown 120 mph while I am stopped. At time it might work properly but then jump to 60 mph while I am driving 20 or while I am sitting still. My dealer is well aware of this problem and will repair it for $580 I continue to drive using the tachometer to gauge my speeds and speed controls to maintain speeds while in mountainous or hilly terrain.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #17

Jan 182007

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Speedometer has been "jerky" for a month or so. This morning on my commute I set my cruise-control at 65 mph, when I checked my speed again the speedometer was reading 50 mph. I did not reset the cruise control.

- Springfield, NH, USA

problem #16

Jan 122007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,250 miles
Speedometer on my 2004 GM Chevy Silverado reads drastically different from actual speed while driving, making it impossible to determine actual speed which could cause a crash due to improper speed, or traffic safety violation for improper speed. GM does not have recall on this safety issue. GM is aware of this problem with many of its vehicles and demands $500 and several days to repair. They will not replace parts, only send it out for repair at owner's expense.

- Winder, GA, USA

problem #15

Aug 222006

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Speedometer problems 2004 Silverado pegged at 120 mph large safety issue, I never know how fast I am going.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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