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Silverado Speedometers – What’s Going On With These?
Dear GM Driver,
If you’ve stumbled upon this page in your internet search for a solution to your frustrating Silverado speedometer problems then you’re probably like most of folks I talk to. You’ve got one, two or possibly three gauges that have started sticking, won’t go down to zero or have spun around and pegged out. You’ve probably got at least one of your cluster lights out and you’d really like to find out if there was ever a recall on these crazy things. I’m also willing to bet you’ve recently talked to your “friendly” local dealership about the problem and they were quick to suggest a new cluster at somewhere between $400 and $600. If this sounds like you be sure to read this entire page.
During the production of 03-06 Silverados and many other models GM unknowingly built their vehicles with instrument clusters that had defective parts inside. You couldn’t tell at first, and you wouldn’t find out for about 70 or 80,000 miles but eventually the problem would surface. Finally, after enough complaints, GM did in fact have a recall on certain models. Here’s a short version of the official document.
…..G.M. Special Coverage Adjustment,
…..On November 7, 2008, the U.S. District Court in Seattle granted final approval of a class action settlement for owners and lessees of certain 2003 to 2005 General Motors vehicles with allegedly defective speedometers (also known as “console clusters”).
GMC Yukon XL
Cadillac Escalade ESV
Cadillac Escalade EXT
If your vehicle is within 7 years or 70,000 miles (110,000 km) of the date it was first placed in service, GM must replace the instrument panel (parts and labor) for free.
If your vehicle is between 70,001 miles (110,001 km) and 80,000 miles (130,000 km) of the date it was first placed in service, GM must replace the instrument panel (parts) for free. Any labor costs will be the responsibility of the vehicle owner.
If your vehicle is older than 7 years or over 80,000 miles, you no longer qualify for the special coverage adjustment and must seek alternative means of repair.
Notice of the proposed settlement was mailed to potential class members whose identities were known to GM in or around July and August 2008. Owners and lessees of covered vehicles who paid for repairs to the speedometer before receiving that notice are eligible for reimbursement under the following terms:
If the speedometer failed and your vehicle had less than 70,000 miles on it, upon proper proof of claim GM will reimburse you for the cost of repairs (parts and labor) up to the limit of what a GM dealership would have charged.
If the speedometer failed and your vehicle had more than 70,000 miles but less than 80,000 miles on it, upon proper proof of claim GM will reimburse you for the cost of the part only (no labor).
“I don’t qualify, now what?”
Well, for the rest of us poor saps who either have over 80k miles or have trucks that are over 7 years old we’re pretty much left out in the freezing cold like some neighborhood mutt that won’t go away.
Fortunately, there is a solution and it doesn’t leave you with a $400-$600 hole in your wallet. For some folks who like to do their own repair and maintenance a good DIY guide and the right parts would be just the right thing in a situation like this.
How about a fully illustrated guide that shows you exactly what to do, step-by-step with dozens of large, full color photos and even a couple videos. Would that help to feel confident that you could repair your broken Silverado instrument cluster yourself? How about email and phone support, should you need it? What if you could get it today, as in immediately, no waiting 3-5 days to get what you need? And, to top it off the parts are available here as well and they aren’t very expensive, just a few bucks apiece!
If your Silverado has a wacky speedometer or other gauges and you’re ready to finally get them fixed then I want you to click the big orange button below for more information on how to get the guide today…