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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,959 miles

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #38

Jun 072009


  • 25,000 miles


I own a 2005 GMC pick up and a 2005 Chevy Tahoe and the speed odometer just goes crazy in both vehicles. They go from 50 to 0 to 85 and back to 0. the local dealer say they can't find anything wrong but I keep reading that this is getting very common in these vehicles. Is there some way to do a recall before someone gets hurt or killed.

- Key West, FL, USA

problem #37

Nov 302008


  • 64,030 miles
Speedometer quit working at 64,030 miles.this is a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Z7 4X4. Vehicle is out of warranty.purchased after market warranty.appears to be a major problem with this type vehicle and not covered under extended warranty. Dealer unable/unwilling to locate replacement part.

- Bluefield , WV, USA

problem #36

Mar 152009


  • miles
My husband and I purchased a brand new 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. In the month of March 2009 my speedometer started to read I was going 120 miles per hr but of course that was not the speed I was going. We took our Tahoe back to the servco dealership because I had googled and read that there was a speedometer problem and GM was fixing the problem. Well the dealership said that the VIN # for the cluster was not one that GM was going to replace for free. Why would they replace some and not all. I would like to make a complaint. I will never buy a american made car as long as I live. That's for sure.

- Waialua, HI, USA

problem #35

Mar 252009


  • 38,462 miles


I also have a GM speedometer that failed. We were driving along the highway, cruise control on, when speedometer became erratic and pegged to 120 mph. It has not returned to normal operation. I am out of town and have not I made repairs as of yet.

- Saint Augustine, FL, USA

problem #34

Oct 222008


  • 58,568 miles
My 2005 Z71 Tahoe's stepper motors cluster is bad (mph and fuel gauges). I advised Chevy of this and they said it cannot be replaced. I feel this should be a recall due to this being a safety issue with mph/gas gauge having improper readings.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #33

Dec 202008


  • 78,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, the current and failure mileages are both 78,000. While driving the speedometer displays the incorrect speed regardless of the speed she is traveling. This failure has occurred for the last two months. The contact intends to take vehicle to be serviced for the failure. The VIN was not available at time of complaint.

- Town Creek, AL, USA

problem #32

Dec 052008


  • miles


I have a 2005 Chevy Tahoe. I have had nothing but problems with the instrument cluster. The fuel gauge works correctly only half of the time. It sometimes tells me I have a full tank and then when you restart the truck it shows empty and the low fuel light comes on. Now today the speedometer was showing 120 at approximately 65 mph. We turned off the vehicle and it shows 20 mph. This is unsafe and needs to be recalled. Please help me and every other Tahoe owner with this same problem. Thank you

- Kingman, AZ, USA

problem #31

Jun 042008


  • 36,000 miles
Speedometer needle off when driving. It reads 70 mph when only going 30 mph. It would reset 5-10 mph at a time if car was turned off and then restarted. The needle is now past 120 and not moving at all. This is a safety issue and should be resolved by GM asap.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #30

Jan 282008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the fuel gauge on the instrument panel indicated half a tank. While driving 75 mph, the vehicle ran out of gasoline. He had to maneuver across four lanes of traffic and avoid several near crashes. The following day, after a full tank of gas was placed in the vehicle, the fuel gauge indicated that the fuel tank was empty. The dealer stated that there were no recalls on his year, make, and model vehicle. The contact also stated that the other instrument panel cluster illuminated intermittently. The failure mileage was 42,000 and current mileage was 47,000. Updated 09/10/08 the consumer stated the oil gauge did not work and the light on the instrument panel intermittently displayed passenger air bag off. Updated 09/17/08. Updated 03/04/09. The consumer stated he was experiencing major electrical problems. There appeared to be a short in the headlights and taillights. Updated 03/06/09.

- Brownwood, TX, USA

problem #29

Oct 132007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 45,762 miles
Speedometer cluster jumps around then fails completely I replaced the cluster it has already been recalled on the 2003 and 2004 Tahoe I was just wondering what the process was for getting a recall done I would appreciate any information you could give me thank you thomas thornburgh.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #28

Apr 022008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


Speedometer has an erratic display. Sticks at 40/45 says I am going 120 when parked? etc...

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #27

Jan 092008

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles
About 3 months ago, my speedometer stopped working properly. At just over 50K miles, the speedometer needle stopped returning to zero speed. Sometimes it's pinned at over 120 mph no matter the speed (even at a stop). It's not exactly comfortable driving I70 during winter conditions not knowing your speed. Would I be negligent for not fixing...or Chevrolet? what if an accident occurred while I had real estate buyers in my car. Just 3 years ago, I invested almost 40K in this automobile and now they want another $600 to repair. What happened to safety first or the consumer always being right.

- Avon, CO, USA

problem #26

Mar 072008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,005 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the speedometer completely failed. The dealer stated that there were no recalls on his year and model vehicle. The current mileage was 68,510 and failure mileage was 68,005. Updated 5/5//08

- Jonesboro, GA, USA

problem #25

Feb 152008

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The speedometer became erratic and stopped working completely. The dealer advised the contact to call Chevrolet customer assistance. There are safety recalls on the 2003 and 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe's; however, there were none for the 2005 models. The current mileage was 61,100 and failure mileage was 59,000. Updated 4/16/08

- Coatesville, PA, USA

problem #24

Mar 082007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. Whenever the vehicle is driven at any speed, the speedometer displays the incorrect mileage. The tachometer also fails to display the correct RPM's. the current mileage was 50,000 and failure mileage was 30,000.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #23

Mar 012008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
Speedometer works sometimes and not others. Does not register correct speed. This is a very dangerous, and GM should address these faulty parts.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #22

Feb 172008

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2005 Tahoe with 55,600 miles. The problem is with the speedometer. It gets stuck usually around the 60 mph mark then it thinks that 60 mph is actually 0 mph. So when you start driving it goes past the 120mph mark and stays. I called GM and they told me that the problem is with the 2003 2004 and would not be covered under the recall because it is a 2005.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #21

Mar 102008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Fuel gauge is constantly inaccurate. The car has a 26 gallon tank, after filling up and driving sometimes 50 miles the gas light will come on telling me I am out of gas. I have sit on level surfaces watching the gauge go from full down to completely empty several times. This problem could potentially leave a person stranded as they do not know how much gas is in the vehicle.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #20

Jan 202008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,500 miles
I was driving and I looked at the speedometer and it was buried past 120mph even though I was only going around 30. It also was stuck on 80mph after I turned the vehicle off. It does not work at all. The speedometer fails everytime we drive the vehicle.

- Kent, WA, USA

problem #19

Jan 282008

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
Speedometer works intermittently. Sometimes stays at 0, sometimes pegged, sometimes in between...all independent of speed. Found this was a widespread issue and dealer states GM is covering repairs for 03-04, but not yet 05 and I believe to only 70K miles. My 05 is at 67K miles and I have requested goodwill from GM. They should be covering this repair. This is obviously and extremely common occurrence due to faulty manufacturing. There is also a smell of plastic or another electronic component burning/melting. No fire yet.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

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