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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,305 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 182016


  • 169,000 miles


The speedometer started jumping from 55 miles an hour 120 miles an hour while driving on the interstate. At a stopped position the speedometer goes back down to 50 miles an hour and stays there.

- West Allis, WI, USA

problem #6

Feb 162015

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 79,450 miles
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 79450 miles, purchased truck new in 2006. Speedometer erratic for a few weeks and now shows anywhere from 0-120+ mph sitting still or driving. To dealer on 3/5/2015 with 80730 miles. After complaining dealer quoted me $400 down from $535 to replace instrument cluster. Chevrolet said they will not help me at all but issued me a file and referenced their bulletin #. there are over 600 pages of complaints about this problem. Definite safety issue, this will be my last GM product ever.

- Ludlow, MA, USA

problem #5

Jun 182014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
I was at a red light and the car tried turning off and also I was on the highway and the car started slowing down. The dashboard lights have gone out on the radio and on the steeling wheel as well. I am very scared that this issue with the speed will cause me a fatal accident and I have two kids.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 042012

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


My speedometer has recently either not moved at all or displays excessive speeds including 120mph when traveling on average of 35mph to 50mph which is are the regular limits for my area. Some speeds were as low as 25. Lately, it has only worked for a small percentage of the time. The onstar diagnostic does not even detect that this has/is a problem.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Jan 012010


  • miles
2005 cluster has stopped working and obviously this is not something new to anybody that owns a Tahoe. Please recall!!!

- Spanish Fort , AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 022009


  • 96,688 miles
The Tahoe was parked as usual and the speedometer is stuck in the 10mph when off and when at a stop. Dealer says it is a malfunction and it is not covered by them and the carge is $450+ to have it replaced! to me this is a huge safety concern, speed is never accurate. This is the 5th time this problem has occurred. Everytime I take it in to the dealer they tell me that nothing is wrong with the cluster. I was having the problem last night so I took it in this morning while it was malfunctioning so they could see it. The dealer wants me to pay them $115 for them to tell me that there was something wrong with it and that they will not cover it! I want to know how I can resolve this issue and have them replace it at no cost to me.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #1

May 152007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 60,000 miles. Speedometer erratic for a few weeks and now shows anywhere from 30-120 mph sitting still. Taking it to dealer today. On the phone they quoted me $450 to replace instrument cluster. No deal. On one website alone there were over 600 pages of complaints about this problem. Definite safety issue!! Chevrolet does not fix this free of charge then this will be my last GM product ever.

- Texarkana, AR, USA

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