He was really nice about giving me that ticket, told me to watch out the rest of my drive through their lovely town. Fluid when checked is a little grainy. Push the seek button until you see oil life. It looks like this should be a safety recall issue. 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. When I stop the car and turn off the engine the speedometer stays on about 60 and does not go down to zero.
While driving approximately 35 mph, the speedometer displayed 100 mph. It is a pain to access when you weigh 350 and try to get in there. While driving speeds ranging from approximately 35 mph or more, the speedometer and the temperature gauges displayed inaccurate readings regardless of the speed being traveled. And gm wants over 400 dollars to fix a problem they know is wayyyyyyyyyy too common and I as well as many people cant afford to fix their problem. Generally the repair will involve replacement of all the gauge servo motors and illumination bulbs.
The consumer was responsible for the labor to install it. Some have even reported other gauges have failed. Each gauage has the same motor behind it and it is a defective design. It 's more of a nuisance than any thing. The contact stated the transmission, speed odometer and antilock brake is faulty. There is three screws holding to the shroud.
Luckily I'm still under warranty. The failure had occurred on three or four occasions. Nov 22, 2010 Pretty common problem with these. So I drove it for over a year until I stumbled across someone on eBay who sells the updated stepper motors to fix this problem. Bad connectors can be at fault also. It was crack down week.
Posted on Nov 22, 2010 If it's just the spedometer that has quit working but the transmission, other gauges, and how it drives are all normal then the little servo motor that moves the speedometer needle may have failed. Occasionally, while driving at any speed, the speedometer would register zero or would register 20 to 30 mph. The problem is not constant but occurs mostly in damp or rainy weather. If the sensor is reading fine but the speedo doesn't read right you likely need to replace the cluster. He's tempermental also, works when he wants to.
Add a site » I think these problems should be covered under some type of warranty. Better if you can unclip it. The failure occurred without warning. And occasionally the temp gauge let's me know my car is over heating. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop and the mechanic stated that the speedometer failed. This isn't the worst problem with the car but it's a real pain in the rearend.
This is a safety hazard that should be addressed through a recall. You need to replace the Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid. I have spoken with gm reguarding the insturment cluster problem they told me that it has only been recalled on trucks. The thermostat itself has a gasket on it that seals up the housing. On my 01 there was a plastic clip back towards the motor a little.
I have kids and I travel alot so I think chevy should re-call this soon. I believe the rpm gauge may also be doing the same thing. This could cause a fire and we wouldn't know until it was too late. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. They is a pending settlement, but that does not help me.
Posted on Nov 22, 2010 As for the first problem it could be a speed sensor in the transmission. It sounds like trading it off would be practical. There are 47039 miles on the car. I have been waiting to hear news of a recall, but have not heard anything yet. Do you have a check engine light on? They knew about the problem and continued to sell a defective product all for the money. Mine did the same thing.
I have never even heard of a speedometer and fuel gauge burying themselves until this car. Also had them check pop in the steering made noise when I bought it from dealer with less than 31,000 miles on it. While driving approximately 50-55 mph, the contact noticed that the speedometer was not working properly; it indicated incorrect speeds. ???? Remove the 2 bolts that hold the thermostat housing and remove the thermostat. The failure mileage was 85,000. Clean both surfaces and install the thermostat, install the housing and the 2 retaining bolts. It made sence to me since the rpm's gauge was beginning to act weird.