The vehicle was taken to the dealer and contact the was told she has to pay the expenses for these repairs. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the instrument cluster needed to be replaced. The information I have gathered so far to troubleshoot why I no longer have functioning gauges. Informed that it is not under any recall. While driving 40 mph, the speedometer displayed inaccurate readings. The fuel and temperature gauges also read incorrectly.
The local dealer say they can't find anything wrong but I keep reading that this is getting very common in these vehicles. Speedometer works intermittently and temp gauge stopped working all together. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the repair would take a couple of days. If any one of these is out contact may not be broken when switch is depressed and complete circuit-keeping them on. I have kids and I travel alot so I think chevy should re-call this soon. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. In 2012 I finally had to replace my transmission because it was no longer shifting appropriately.
Older drivers and younger drivers come to mind as the most susceptible. The speedometer is starting to seem impacted now too. It happened about 3 months ago. It started messing up around 70,000 miles and the dealer says this is not a recall even though many people are having this problem with the Impalas, please help. It is absolutely ridiculous to think that a company that's had this many complaints and the same ones, that they wouldn't take action, such as a recall and correct the problem. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 65 mph, the gauges and instrument panel lights intermittently failed.
Now doesn't register speed at all, just stuck at 120 mph. The failure mileage was 80,000. The contact found a nail in a tire and went to a tire shop. Both are 10 amp fuses. When the vehicle is stopped, the speedometer displays 80 mph.
The vehicle was not repaired. To me, this is a huge safety issue for myself and others I encounter on the roadway and I feel it is Chevrolet responsibility to fix this problem for all of us as they used motors in the instrument cluster that are prone to failure! I have seen online way too many complaints of this particular problem for there not to be a recall. No loss of road speed noted, dis-engaged cruise control and continued with flow of traffic. Then the trim panel has to be carefully rolled out of the dash. Complaint Number: 10222902 Incident Date: February 1, 2008 Date Added to File: March 31, 2008 Description of the Complaint: The speedometer will at random register that you are going faster than what you are.
Complaint Number: 10228682 Incident Date: May 1, 2008 Date Added to File: May 22, 2008 Description of the Complaint: Speedometer shows 80 to 90 mph even when you are going 30 or 40 mph. There are no recalls or warranties on the vehicle. This failure has been intermittent for over 1 year. I know alot of people who have impalas and their speedometers don't work either. The troubling thing is all four are listed in the fuse box legend.
Had to take car back for the adjustment to brake pedal sensor. The speedometer said that I was going 20mph, and when I was pulled over, I was told that I was going 67mph in a 45mph zone. The instrument cluster panel needs replaced. About 5-6 months ago my speedometer went out. The speedometer is stuck at 20 mph. The vin was not available. I contacted gm customer service and was led to believe they would provide some coverage for my repairs if the gm mechanic could verify that the problem with my speedometer was the exact problem being recalled.
I have not taken corrective action on this problem because the car is out of warranty and I cannot afford the estimated repair cost. Then my gauges went to hell. It cause the driver to maintain speed either way too slow for traffic or way too fast. It has just shy of 36,000 miles. Once the screws are removed the cluster can be rolled towards the steering wheel and the harness disconnected. Most are adjustable for pin height. We have owned this car since new, and cared for it well.