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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 3 of 3)

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problem #18

Dec 232007


  • miles


My speedometer has stopped working in my 2005 Chevy Tahoe.

- Youngstown , FL, USA

problem #17

Dec 142007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The speedometer is broken. After registering wrong speeds for a day (sometimes 0 mph), it finally stuck on 120mph. It no longer works. I contacted the dealer for help with the speedometer and with a problem I was having with inaccurate tire pressure readings and an inoperable second row (middle) seat belt. The dealer said sorry it is out of warranty, but the salesperson said she would check to see if there was anything she could do and call me back. I never heard from her. I can appreciate normal wear and tear repairs. On a two year old vehicle, I expected to replace my tires, not my seat belt and speedometer. At this point, I do not intend to buy another GM product!! I also do not intend to purchase from james wood in denton or Decatur, Texas.

- Holliday, TX, USA

problem #16

Jan 042008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,995 miles
As I was driving to work in heavy traffic the speedometer was showing 40 mph when I was traveling 60+. then it went to zero. I have to pay for to repair and I think GM knows of this defect since they have recalled 2003-2004 vehicles. I'm not sure I will ever purchase another GM product.

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #15

Dec 152007


  • miles


My speedodometer is malfunctioning as well as many other GMC owners. There has been no effort to fix the problem.

- Coleman, TX, USA

problem #14

Jan 082008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was driving to work January 8th of 2008 and I looked down to set my cruise control and my speedometer was registering over 120 mph. I had to guess how fast I was going and went to the dealership to get it repaired. The service rep said it would be covered and when I went to get it the next day said I owed them a $100 deductible because of the extended warranty. My vehicle has 53,000 miles on it and I wouldn't think a speedometer would go out that soon if at all and should be covered by the manufacturer for using faulty parts. I asked the rep if my speedometer went out again would I have to pay again and he said that it had a 12 month or 12 thousand mile warranty on it. So if this happens again I will have to foot the bill. This is a safety issue and everyone in every state should have their vehicles recalled and fixed with dysfunctional parts. I personally nor will my family buy a GM product again because of this and their service.

- Weatherford, TX, USA

problem #13

Jan 022008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
At approx. 58,000 miles my recently purchased (1 week ago from a Chevrolet dealer) my 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe's speedometer started moving erratically and sticking. You can be driving at 45 mph and the speedometer will show anywhere from 65-120+ mph. It can be set back down to zero if you continually start the engine over and over which will allow it to drop about 10 mph each time.

- Corryton, TN, USA

problem #12

Dec 262007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,800 miles


My speedometer has a mind of it's own. It will say I'm doing 20mph when I know I'm going much faster than that. Or it will register 0mph. I took my Tahoe into the shop today and they said that nothing came up as being wrong on their computer so nothing was fixed. I contacted Chevy and they said that was true, they can't fix it unless they know what the problem is, I know what it is, the speedometer isn't working! this has happened to me 3 times now, I will continue to take it to the dealership and to call Chevy everytime this occurs, I want results, not a speeding ticket!

- Culpeper, VA, USA

problem #11

Dec 182007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,325 miles
I own a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe with 52,400 miles and the speedometer just gave out. The speedometer head is not working. When the engine is off and in park the speedometer still indicates 40-90 mph. When driving the speedometer indicates anywhere between 90-120 mph. I spoke with the dion lloyd who is the service manager at chapman Chevrolet in payson AZ and he told me that GM would only fix 2003 and 2004 Tahoe's but not the 2005. He said that they had recalled the 2003-204 Tahoe and would fix them but not the 2005. In researching this speedometer failure on the internet it looks like this is a widespread problem that GM should be fixing as soon as possible.

- Pine, AZ, USA

problem #10

Dec 172007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,280 miles
Speedometer needle stuck at 120 mark- so didn't know what my exact speed was. I work in downtown dallas and traffic is pretty bad at most times and not knowing how fast/slow you're going is pretty dangerous. I took it to get fixed at dealership and was charged for this correction because apparently it doesn't fall under any special provision GM is giving and will not recall this issue. Service guy told me that they were only given special provisions on 2003 and 2004 models- and I have a 2005- even though it is the same issue with bad cluster. I tried working with GM to get my $200 refund, but no luck. Service guy recommend to me to keep my receipt in case they do a recall or decide that they will correct this problem- not sure what they are waiting on- more accidents to happen"?"

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #9

Nov 192007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the speedometer was working sporadically and displayed inaccurate readings. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that there was a recall for the 2003-2004 models; however, there was no recall for the 2005 model. The vehicle has not been repaired due to the labor and repair costs. The failure and current mileages were 60,000. Updated 01-29-08.

- Brea, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 282007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles


I was just driving on the freeway and the speedometer just fell to zero and stopped working. I took it to the dealer by our house and they want $650 to fix it. I have read on the internet that this is happening to tons of Chevy Tahoe. I can't afford to fix it now so I am driving a vehicle I have no idea as to what speed I am going. It is very dangerous because you have to guess what your speed is. This should definitely be recalled.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #7

Nov 302007

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Was driving on interstate returning from saint louis. Noticed 'speed" kept getting lower and lower. Luckily, I had 2 gps devices in my car, and had to use them to determine my speed, as the speedometer eventually dropped below zero. I pulled off of the highway and restarted the truck, it didn't work. The speed initially showed about 40 mph below my actual speed, and then drifted back down to below zero for the rest of the trip.

- Saint Robert, MO, USA

problem #6

Nov 242007


  • miles
The speedometer is erratic. The needle is jerky when rising, and sometimes the gauge gradually reads slower speeds until it finally hits 0. the problem is usually resolved by turning off the car and restarting, but the jerky needle is always present.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #5

Sep 212007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The speedometer on my 2005 Chevy Tahoe no longer works correctly. On 9-21-07, I noticed that the speedometer was resting at 0, as I was traveling down the road. I had approximately 50,000 miles on my Tahoe at that time. Since then, there are days that it works properly, days that it sits at 0, and then there are days that it registers 30 mph while I am doing closer to 70 or it will register 90 mph while I am only doing 60.

- Haddock, GA, USA

problem #4

Sep 032007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2005 cherolet Tahoe speedometer is no longer working. It registers much higher than my actual speed even at an idle.

- Lake Clarke Shores, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 162007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,545 miles
The speedometer is way off, when sitting still it registers 60 mph., on the highway it bottoms out at 120.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 242006

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Speedometer stopped working at 45,000 miles.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 082007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,500 miles
Speedometer is obviously not displaying the correct speed. Going around 70 mph display reads 30 mph, other times going 70 and readout is 110 mph. Internet research shows this is a major problem with class action suits already filed in two states or more.

- Lebanon, TN, USA

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