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GM Speedometer lawsuit filed



  • caraftercarafter Posts: 2
    I too got the recall letter on my '04 for the cluster. After it failed pre 80,000 and pre letter, I went in and had it fixed $425 worth. Then at 83,000 the letter came out, I sent in my paperwork and even though it was over the mile limit, they came through and paid for the cluster replacement.

    Since then, and unrelated, I had a "check engine" light come on and off for a period before it stayed on. Going in to see what the issue was, I found out there is an air filter on the rear of the saddle tank (what a place to put a filter) which was totally plugged with dust which is some sort of vapor vent. I didn't know it existed or read anything that it need service. After seeing that though, I will service it on a regular basis from now on. The tech advised there is a fix to relocate the inlet up on top of the trans (like that would never see any dust) but he was talking $600 for the parts. I will just keep servicing it myself.
  • tblrookietblrookie Posts: 1
    Can you email a copy to me? I Have an '05 Silv. Crew cab with 52k and mine hasn't worked for 5k I just figured i was over my warrenty and replace it myself..
    and found this lawsuit forum looking for the part!
  • kmac49kmac49 Posts: 1
    Can you send a copy of the GM letter to me too? I am the original owner of a 2005 Silverado with the same wacky speedometer problem. We reported the problem to our local Chevy dealer last fall and were told they would be happy to fix it for $$$. We also have a 2005 Tahoe (the speedometer is still working properly on this one). We have never received any letter about this issue for either vehicle
  • dan139dan139 Posts: 1
    The speedometer on my 2003 Chevy Suburban Z71 says I'm going 120 m.p.h. when stopped. I brought it to the dealer and they said $600.00 to replace the cluster.I did not want to spend another 600.00 on a 50,000.00 truck after making several other costly repairs. Shortly after that I received a recall notice from GM but I was over the mileage. I think it is rediculous that they will not repair it when the problem is widespread, telling me that GM did not make the part correctly. I sent them a letter that Toyota will get my business next time. No more GM's!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I received a recall notice from GM but I was over the mileage.

    That's curious. If they admit that the speedometer is faulty then why would they expect the odometer to be sufficiently reliable to cut you off from coverage with the recall?

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Where do I go to look into the law action with chevy.I have a 2005 Silverado and at 63,000 my speedometer developed a mind of it's own.I can be going 25mph and it says 125mph.The next time I look it says 0mph and then goes to 50mph and sticks. I have contacted Gm customer service.they told me that they could not talk to me until I paid to have the problem diagnosed by a dealership.Also if a problem was found that I would be billed for the repairs.Is there some where else I can go for help.
  • I have the same problem with a 2003 Tahoe with 95,000 miles. Chevrolet says that they will not cover it since I am over 70,000 miles. They offered 2 free oil changes as a alternative. I told them I would stop buying Chevrolet (my last 4 new cars were Chevrolet) but they didn't seem to care. Can you provide me with more information on the extended warranty to 130,000 miles?
  • jon41jon41 Posts: 2
    I called GM customer service and talked to a local GM service rep here in Louisiana and they both told me that as I had over 70,000 miles there was nothing they could do to help. I phoned the firm of Tousley Brain Stevens in Seattle, their number is 1-877-747-9016 toll free. They told me the suite was in the pliminary stage of settlement and that the settlement includes coverage for the part but not the labor or diagnosis between 70,000 miles and 80,000 miles. They said there should be a letter stating this coming out soon. Hope this info helps all with simular problems.
  • Mine failed at 95,000 miles. Auburn Chevrolet (WA) said to bring it in for free repair. Then they said it was not covered due to mileage (more than 70,000 miles). I had told them the mileage over the phone. I called the national customer care number. They offered 2 free oil changes but no repair. They denied knowing about any extension of free repair to 130,000 miles. I told them I would never buy another Chevrolet (this had been my fourth since 1994, 2 suburbans, the tahoe and 1 S10). I guess repeat business is not their goal. I can have the speedometer repaired for $180. It is easy to remove and I will do so before buying a Toyota. GM can go bankrupt before I would ever consider buying another car or truck from them. I had other repeat problems with my Tahoe and suburbans, 2 fuel pumps failed between 50,000 and 60,000 miles, and 3 taillights failed before 70,000 miles ( I never had a taillight fixture fail before). Chevy sucks and their corporate management sucks more. Good luick with your going out of business sale!!
  • camocavcamocav Posts: 7
    As for the Speedometer, I was lucky as mine failed before 36,000 miles and within the first year. My sympathy to you all that had to pay for this Bull^$%# problem.

    I have a weird problem as my gas gauge (I'll top off my tank) and it will read 1/8 just under Full. It only does this now and then and I still have some of the extended warranty left, but is this an issue many of you have had too?

    It seems like I get one thing fixed and something else fails a year later, piss poor for a $40,000 + plus vehicle..
  • I am experincing the same condition with my instrument cluster that most of you are including my other gauges on my 2003 Oldsmobile Bravada which I bought new. It has the same instrument cluster as most of you have. Does anyone have any printed information from General Motors for this condition as I understand General Motors is going be be responsible for the this widespread failure due to a class action law suit. Like most of you, I have received extreme dissatisfaction in response to my inquiries.
    Thanks for any information that anyone can provide.
  • camocavcamocav Posts: 7
    How many miles do you have on your vehicle? The information states within 70,000 miles for the speedometer assembly. It went to all owners as long as they had your current address..
  • 104,000 miles. I bought this vehicle new and my current address is on my vehicle history and current information with General Motors and has been since new. I never received any notification. When I contacted customer service and checked at the dealer they said there was nothing they could do. Maybe it is time to buy another brand of vehicle instead of a GENERAL MOTORS PRODUCT.
  • sunnyflsunnyfl Posts: 2
    Did you ever hear anymore about the GM class action settlement??
    Well I got a letter that says GM will warranty vehicles 2003- 2005 for 7 years or 70K miles and if the settlement is approved it will be 80K miles. I am not sure if that helps you any, but go to to check the status to see if it was approved. Or you can call 1-866-514-0405. I am not sure how many miles you have on yours, but thought that I would give you this info. Thanks and good luck.
  • sunnyflsunnyfl Posts: 2
    GM has changed the mileage. It is now 70K or 7 years. How this helps you. There is also a class action settlement, which is still awaiting to be approved. But if your sister paid, she can get reimbursed for what she spent. visit or call 1-866-514-0405, thanks!
  • 6mccann6mccann Posts: 1
    I too have had the same problem with my speedometer however, I have also noticed my odometer go out of control. In fact I went from approximately 48000 miles to 69000 miles in less than 2 months. This is my run around town car and with the price of fuel I have not been using this vehicle to run around in much and certainly not 21000 mile in a 2 month period. I spent 20 years as a products liability adjuster and just can't help but wonder if this has something to do with the speedometer problems which then leads me to the next question of how many of these vehicles are now showing to be out of warranty due to the high mileage when infact they may not be?
  • tater1tater1 Posts: 2
    Had approx. 72,000 on the old beast when she started having speedo probs during cruise or whenever(very eratic). Would hang at 70 or 50 and would only reset to a lower speed by 10 mph after every start. Would hang at below 0 sometimes. Received letter from GM that they would honor replacement up to 70,000. After talking with GM and explaining problem (and getting name and number of reprsentative) I was told Dealership would most likely honor Letter of Agreement. Dealership initially balked at this but after I got same representative involved (3 way conference call) they agreed to replace cluster for no charge. 2 weeks later same new cluster started having oil press. gauge and integral lighting probs. Dealership changed cluster no charge. Newest cluster has worked well since, knock on wood. Good Luck to All!
  • I have a 2005 GMC Yukon Denali, I have had the same problems with my speedometer. I received a Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement. If it is approved it will include my vehicle year and up to 80k, I am at 67,000 miles and hope this lawsuit gets finished fast!

    I have also had problems with my gas gauge I will fill the tank one day and two days later the gauge shows less than a 1/4 tank, i barely drive my truck, only 5 miles to my vanpool for work and infrequent trips to a store @ 2 miles away, could this be right? Anyways sometimes I just want to drive with the light on to see if i am really out of gas, I know the mpg is low anyways but this is ridiculous! I will never again buy a Chevy or GMC.
    :sick: :lemon:
  • lkbumlkbum Posts: 6
    I had mine fixed last year. On the letter I received from GM about the problem (and stating the conditions for which it would be fixed), it also stated that if I had the speedo problem I may also experience irratic fuel gauge readings (although I never experienced problems with fuel gauge).
  • buick39buick39 Posts: 1
    Does anyone have the name of law firm for the settlment? My 03 is at 69400 and the speedo just went out.
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