It was not listed as a recall, but a special coverage problem. Any help is greatly apreciated. Only the speedometer exhibits this behavior. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. Now went out to start it a couple days ago to let it warm up, came back in and the cab was filling up with smoke.
While there I also asked about the clunking steering column noises common to these trucks. Contact the to schedule an appointment. A recall is a recall no matter the mileage. Turned off, disconnected battery, tore the dash apart and major wire burn smell coming from the instrument panel. Most problem happen after the number they selected. I should not have to pay for a known faulty part simply because my work entails extensive driving. I have 3 little girls and this is our main source of transportation.
I will send out update once all that is done. Step 5 I plugged mine in to make sure I soldered what needed to be done to get it working. On older models it was likely to be a broken cable or one that was disconnected or stripped somehow. I started getting a grinding and clicking from the front brakes, and the pedal gets mushy towards the bottom, and pulls the truck to the right. This is in addition to the speedometer, and other instrument panel issues that have had to be repaired over the last 2-3 years after the warranty expired. Come on folks, get the computer out of your crack and fix the problems. I think this was a slap in the face to owners like me.
Unfortunately, not many Chevy Silverados qualify these days. The failure and current mileages were 86,000. You don't mention taking the battery cable loose. Would be greatly helpful and thank you for reading my post. Basic electrical testing needs to be performed.
Customer responsible for return shipping on core items. If this is a known problem and safety issue due to faulty equipment gm should be required to remove the mileage requirement. We bought the truck brand new so we should of been informed of the problem. Of course it was covered. This would occur maybe 2-3 times a month. They will send you a quote that will include the parts, labor, and shipping to have everything done.
The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who informed the contact that the failure was contributed to the faulty instrument panel cluster. This meant that you were unable to see what gear you were currently in, unable to determine the mileage of the vehicle, and unable to use the trip computer. I bought the truck with the dash lights already out and not working, he did install a aftermarket stereo. I Asked what about my truck is it covered to, the reply was how much milage do you have about 75,000. The video is made by a company that only deals in fixing instrument clusters, which is probably a goldmine for them. Ground for the courtesy lamps goes through the courtesy lamp relay. It is quite possible that you are only 1 ignition lock cylinder away from restoring your lights.
Its still the same problem they had all those years ago. Also both of my trucks the speedometer has completely quit working at 40,000 miles. Far as I can tell, there is no fire hazard and no likelihood of shorting anything out. It depends on if it was a mechanical speedometer or not. . Thanks again Mike, for the recommendation. This is the second major problem we have had with this truck, The first one was the front hubs went out at 50,000 miles and ended up costing 1200.
Do not get fingerprints on the gauge face. Speedometer went crazy right at 41K miles. They must think i am a liar. Q: Does the interior dimmer rheostat have an affect on any other interior lighting? Busterc, did you ever find out what was going on with your Sierra? It wasn't until one day while I was going much faster than the slower lane traffic on the highway that I noticed a serious deviation in the reading I finally figured it out while starting to drive much faster than regular traffic flow while the speedometer kept gradually dropping any time I slowed even slightly until it registered around 40 mph when I was passing middle-lane trafiic in a 65 mph zone. Not because of any maintenance problems on my part. I use my gps to determine my speed and just wait for the low fuel light to come on as my remedy for the past year or so. Back in 2009 I had to pay for the replacement of the instrument cluster.