hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,225 miles

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #47

Mar 152006

Sierra 1500

  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving approximately 35 mph, the instrument panel failed without warning. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and independent mechanic. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000.

- Pheonix, AZ, USA

problem #46

Nov 042014

Sierra 1500

  • 38,892 miles
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the fuel gauge failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the instrument panel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 38,892.

- Hemet, CA, USA

problem #45

May 132013

Sierra 1500

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that the fuel tank strap fractured due to corrosion. Also, the brake lines were rusted and the instrument panel gauges were inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who replaced the brake lines. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 104,000.

- Beaver, PA, USA

problem #44

Nov 012010

Sierra 1500

  • 60,000 miles


I hear a tapping of the valves when the car is on. Also the speedometer will stop registering how fast I am going.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #43

Jan 122011

Sierra 1500

  • miles
I have a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. I am having several problems with the instrument panel, speedometer not reading properly, temp gauge wrong readings. The dealers want $750 to repair if the vehicle is over 75,000 miles. They have said they sent recall information for this problem, I have never received anything of the sort. For a vehicle I paid 32, 000 for I find this to be unsat. GMC needs to fix this problem free of charge for there customers, I would expect this treatment from a Ford dealer.

- Chiloquin, OR, USA

problem #42

Nov 102010

Sierra 1500

  • 80,647 miles
On my 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Nov 10, 2010 the speedometer just quit working while backing out the yard it jumped up to 70mph and now this happened and the RPM meter is stuck at 0 also could this be a serious problem because my wife use this vehicle to drive to work.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #41

Apr 092009

Sierra 1500

  • 100,000 miles


I currently own a 2004 GMC Sierra and my speedometer works on an intermittent basis. When the truck is fully stopped the speedometer registers at a varying speed limit from 10-50 mph, depending on the day.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #40

Jan 012009

Sierra 1500

  • 65,000 miles
Speedometer quit working. Has been acting up for months did not work at all today.

- Dover, PA, USA

problem #39

Oct 202008

Sierra 1500

  • 78,000 miles
I have a 2004 GMC Sierra and while driving home from work the other day, my speedometer jumped all the way up to 105mph. When I came to a stop light the odometer read 50mph, even though I wasn't moving. This is a huge safety concern for me. I had been noticing strange gage reading on my cluster panel for approximately the last 5,000 miles (started at 72K). My truck now has 78,000 miles on it and the dealership said they would cover the parts for a replacement instrument panel but, I would have to pay for the diagnosis and the labor. Since this is a know safety issue, GM shouldn't be left to figure out if they can side step a wide spread problem and put people's lives at risk. Customers should not have to fight for repairs and further put their families in unsafe vehicles while these kinds of issues get sorted out.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #38

Apr 152008

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,200 miles
I have received 3 traffic(speeding tickets) within 2 month time frame. The speedometer has to be faulty. Can you send me something to help me be granted any leniency from the courts?

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #37

Mar 172008

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,800 miles


The contact owns a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. When taking long trips, the speedometer increases to 120 mph and goes back down to 0. the failure occurred while driving at any speed. The vehicle has not yet been taken to the dealer or a mechanic. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 46,000 and failure mileage was 45,800.

- Hales Corners, WI, USA

problem #36

Jan 102008

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles
Speedometer stopped working, stuck at 55mph. Apparently a well-known, well-documented factory defect. No recall apparently has been issued. At some point traffic deaths will be attributable to this defect.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #35

Dec 272007

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,462 miles
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 with 46,500 miles - yesterday the speedometer stopped resetting back to 0, rather it stayed up around 60-90 when the truck was stopped as well as turned off. Called dealer in an attempt to have this repaired under the special coverage adjustment/instrument cluster (effective as of 9-28-07).

- Woonsocket, RI, USA

problem #34

Nov 222007

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles
Speedometer suffers erratic operation. I have of a picture of the speedometer registering 90 mph while idling in the drive way. At highway speed the speedometer is "off the scale."

- Wake Forest, NC, USA

problem #33

Nov 152005

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. The speedometer worked intermittently and displayed inaccurate speeds before completely failing. The vehicle was under warranty, but the dealer stated that the failure was not a warranty item. The vehicle was not repaired at that time and has since worsened. General Motors has a letter of intent on the instrument panel, but because the vehicle has exceeded the 70,000 miles specified in the letter, the contact was denied the repair. The current mileage was 98,000 and failure mileage was 60,000.

- Hollbrook , MA, USA

problem #32

Nov 042007

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
Speedometer sticks and gives false readings.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #31

Aug 202005

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
I have a 2004 Z71 Sierra truck with a 5.3 engine that has a speedometer problem. It reads 120mph all of the time and they have quoted me around $550 to fix. I also have a clunk in the steering wheel when turning. I have had this problem fixed once by warranty but it has returned again.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #30

Oct 102007

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 GMC Sierra 1500. While driving 65 mph and approaching a stop, the speedometer continued to display that the vehicle was traveling 65 mph. After resuming at approximately 25 mph, the speedometer displayed 75 mph. When the contact turned off and restarted the vehicle, the speedometer went from 70 - 140 mph before he resumed driving. The speedometer remained there after the vehicle was turned off and has not changed. The vehicle has not yet been diagnosed. The purchase date was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 62,000.

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #29

Aug 132007

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Speedometer not working.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #28

Sep 092007

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
I have had two occurrences where the speedometer sticks and/or registers speeds different from what is being driven. In the latest instance, while driving 65 mph on an interstate it started fluctuating to where it was registering 120 mph. When I stopped at a truck stop and shut the engine off it was still registering 40 mph. The first time this happened, I was driving in heavy rain. I thought possibly the rain may have had something to do with it if moisture had gotten in to the electronics somewhere. After a few days it started working normally again until last night.

- Silvis, IL, USA

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