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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
54,659 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #31

Oct 012008

Silverado 2500

  • 37,000 miles


Shortly after truck passed 36,000, the speedometer stopped showing the correct speed. It will fluctuate showing between 90 and 120 mph. When searching for information in the internet, I found this is actually a common problem with the Silverado trucks.

- Dayton, NV, USA

problem #30

Dec 222008

Silverado 2500

  • 84,000 miles
Speedometer reads wrong sometimes shows over 100 mph when going 50 mph.

- Artesia, NM, USA

problem #29

Nov 262008

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 102,400 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 80 mph on normal road conditions, the speedometer failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they stated that the instrument panel needed to be replaced. The dealer would repair the failure for free; however, the vehicle was excluded from the free remedy because the mileage exceeded the 70,000 requirement. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 102,400 and current mileage was 106,000. 4/01/09 updated 04/06/09.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #28

Dec 132008

Silverado 2500

  • 43,700 miles


2005 Chevy 2500 hd speedometer failure @44,000 mile. The speedometer went to 120 mph at 55 mph, sitting still it would still read 60 mph. Dash cluster had to be replaced under my extended warranty.

- Greencastle, IN, USA

problem #27

Nov 102008

Silverado 2500

  • 66,200 miles
Speedometer errattic, sticks at 120mph at approximately 20 mph, will not go to zero.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #26

Nov 232008

Silverado 2500

  • 32,660 miles
I have a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado HD2500 pickup with 32660 miles on it. The speedometer suddenly went wild while I was driving. I had just exited a 75 mile an hour freeway and immediately had to reduce to 25 miles an hour. The speedometer registered all over the chart. I am learning it is the instrument cluster and GM has not issued a recall. It will cost $500 to get repaired. I am not driving it now. I have also learned this is a common complaint.

- Rio Rico, AZ, USA

problem #25

Nov 242008

Silverado 2500

  • 78,000 miles


2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 hd. At approx. 50,000 miles, the speedometer started acting up. Stuck and registered incorrect speed. I was able to "reset" it. Now at 78,000 miles, the speedometer will not stay correct.

- Redmond, OR, USA

problem #24

Sep 012008

Silverado 2500

  • 27,000 miles
At 26,000 miles the speedometer on my 2005 Chevy Silverado started to slowly down. Is has happened 5X in the past 6 trips. It is very dangerous because twice I was pulling a travel trailer on mountain roads where speed is a big safety issue. Too much speed and off a cliff we go. A research on the internet shows this is ad has been a major Chevy issue and they need to recall it and pay people back who have had to have it fixed.

- Pagosa Springs, CO, USA

problem #23

Aug 152008

Silverado 2500

  • 37,000 miles
I purchased a new 2005 Chevrolet Silverado worktruck in April of 2005. Approximately 6 weeks ago the speedometer started showing intermittent speeds not consistent with actual speed. Sometimes it would show zero mph when traveling at street or freeway speeds, sometimes showing less than or greater than perceived actual speeds, and currently for the last three days has stayed at zero regardless of any moving speed. The truck has 38,000 miles as shown by the odometer. I have not experienced/seen any problems with any other instruments as yet.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #22

Jul 132008

Silverado 2500

  • 60,000 miles
I own a 2005 Chevy Silverado. The speedometer fluctuates between 50 and 70 miles an hour. It also sticks when slowing down from 10 mph to 0 mph. Talked to service rep at local dealer, he was aware of the this problem already and told me GM "might" do something about the faulty speedometers. I have heard the warranty on this was extended to 7 year 70,000 miles for '03 and '04 models. How can GM put a mileage restriction on the part that measures the mileage. If the speedometer is not working properly, the odometer should not be reading accurately either. What if the odometer says your vehicle has 75000 miles and the vehicle really has 67000. Guess what? your warranty period would have been exceeded in GM's eyes, even though the actual mileage is still within the warranty limits. A speedometer is a part that should never fail during the life of a vehicle. GM should recall all defective speedometers no matter what mileage the vehicle has...

- Nacogdoches, TX, USA

problem #21

Jul 112008

Silverado 2500

  • miles


Gauges not working in truck.

- North Tazewell, VA, USA

problem #20

Jun 012008

Silverado 2500

  • 69,000 miles
Short in gauge cluster lack of odometer reading pending new gauge cluster install, value of $450 there was a recall for 2003 and 2004 models, not for 2005? same problem!

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #19

Mar 092008

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,621 miles
First time we have taken the vehicle on a long trip. After 500 miles on the road, speedometer topped out at 120 mph (even though we had cruise set at 65). Even when we were at a complete stop, speedometer read 65 mph. After a couple of days it worked fine, week later when we were returning from the trip same thing occurred. We took it to the Chevy dealer and they said it was a problem with the cluster and they ordered the part. We will take it in tomorrow to have the part replaced. Our vehicle only has 37,000 miles, we do have platinum warranty on it, but still will have to pay $200 fee. Service tech says Chevy has already had recall on 2002 and 2003, just wanted to report the problem is still there.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #18

Apr 092008

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Speedometer had started to stick but now it doesn't work at matter how fast I may be going speedometer reads "0". its been like this for a couple months but I haven't had the money to fix it. I've been using my gps system to gauge mph. Has this been addressed yet??

- Green Cove Springs, FL, USA

problem #17

Jul 012007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that the speedometer failed over a year ago. While driving 65 mph, the speedometer remained at zero. He received a recall letter from the manufacturer, but it was only valid for 65,000 miles. The vehicle's mileage exceeded the requirement. The dealer stated that the vehicle needed a new instrument cluster at the cost of $400. The vehicle had not been repaired. The recall number was unknown. The current mileage was 145,000 and failure mileage was 117,000.

- Blackwell, OK, USA

problem #16

Sep 052006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,491 miles
Electrical/instrument cluster/SDM- first reported service air bag light on at 65,000 mile's scanned system found fault in SDM and wiring given estimate of $825 for repairs, at 84,000 whole instrument panel/speedometer/radio went on/off repeatedly while driving. Scanned system found fault in wiring and SDM, I have had no air bags/speedometer/instruments for 18 months. Very unsafe in mi.

- Frederic, MI, USA

problem #15

Mar 142008

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles
I have a 2005 Chevy Silverado with 46K miles on it and the speedometer failed. It intermittently starts at a random speed and sometimes sticks at max speed. I took to dealership and they said it would cost me around $500 to repair. I believe there is a history of stepper motor failures on this item for the last few years but they haven't recalled any of the 2005 or later models.

- Marysville, OH, USA

problem #14

Feb 292008

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles
Speedometer went crazy and clunking in steering.

- Groveland, FL, USA

problem #13

Feb 032008

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,800 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 60 mph, the speedometer displayed 20 mph. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer; however, a mechanic advised him to replace the instrument cluster. No repairs were made. The current and failure mileages were 58,800. Updated 02-25-08

- Columbus , GA, USA

problem #12

Aug 142006

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Just after warranty, speedometer sticks to zero or pegs to bottom. I've asked my dealer about getting it fixed, they said it would cost six hundred dollars. Since then, the tach has started doing the same thing and I feel this is unsafe due to not knowing what speed I am going.

- Bainbridge, IN, USA

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