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Old 04-03-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
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GM instrument panel issue

A few weeks ago, I got a letter in the mail from GM stating:

"that my 2004 Suburban could develop a condition where one or more of the instrument panel gauge needles may stick, flutter or become inoperative, this may cause inaccurate readings, including the speedometer and fuel gauge."

The go on further to say unless I've seen an issue as described don't take the truck in and they will extend the warranty on the gauge cluster for 7 years from the date of delivery or 70k, whichever comes first.

If work is needed, they say it has to be done by a GM dealer.

FYI.....
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Thanx. I have an '04 Suburban.
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got that letter too, not sure I like the idea because my truck (2003) must have a switch that comes on after 36000 saying "break please" to all the expensive hard to get to parts.....

I wish they'd simply replace them, that gauge cluster can't be cheap over the counter after 70k or 7 years
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Ok, devils advocate. You get a speeding ticket. You claim your speedometer was wrong or stuck. You have a document from GM claiming issues. Any legal eagles wanting to weigh in? Who pays your increased insurance, points etc??
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got that letter too, not sure I like the idea because my truck (2003) must have a switch that comes on after 36000 saying "break please" to all the expensive hard to get to parts.....

I wish they'd simply replace them, that gauge cluster can't be cheap over the counter after 70k or 7 years
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with one of those hidden switches in the truck .

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I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with one of those hidden switches in the truck .

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It's no longer a switch. Starting in 1996, all manufacturers changed to a software-based failure program...
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I'm with ya on that. I took mine in after I got it because there are some slight sounds coming out of the cluster, and the dealer says they all make some slight noise. Anyone else have slight noise coming out of the cluster?
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I'm with ya on that. I took mine in after I got it because there are some slight sounds coming out of the cluster, and the dealer says they all make some slight noise. Anyone else have slight noise coming out of the cluster?
We have an '04 Sub, an '04 Tahoe, and an '05 Yuk XL, and none of them makes such a noise.

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I to have a 2004 Suburban and received the letter before Christmas and took it in to the dealer cause it seemed that the fuel guage was not accurate. The dealer could not find any problems and said to monitor it. So far there are no problems with the fuel guage again but now the DIC shows " Check Oil Level " and the oil level is fine. So I have not yet taken it back to have that checked yet. I am not as much worried about that one since I can check the oil level myself. Has anyone else had that happen ?
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I to have a 2004 Suburban and received the letter before Christmas and took it in to the dealer cause it seemed that the fuel guage was not accurate. The dealer could not find any problems and said to monitor it. So far there are no problems with the fuel guage again but now the DIC shows " Check Oil Level " and the oil level is fine. So I have not yet taken it back to have that checked yet. I am not as much worried about that one since I can check the oil level myself. Has anyone else had that happen ?
The problem is if you don't get it fixed and then go to sell or trade it and that light keeps coming on you have to go through the whole explanation thing and they may just not quite believe you. With that coming on and the earlier gas gauge concern if this were me I'd be going back and asking them to go ahead and make the fix. It is showing signs of more than one problem.

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The problem is if you don't get it fixed and then go to sell or trade it and that light keeps coming on you have to go through the whole explanation thing and they may just not quite believe you. With that coming on and the earlier gas gauge concern if this were me I'd be going back and asking them to go ahead and make the fix. It is showing signs of more than one problem.

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Hi, Another reason I haven`t taken it back yet is that I have a 10 week old baby and Mama really needs her Suburban to travel with.It is a convenience thing and also the dealer we use is an hour away that is the reason I had it checked before the baby was born. But I will get it in when time permits unless something more urgent comes up. I don`t want to give the impression that I neglect my vehicles when I am actually a picky person about who works on them and I usually do most work myself except for the dealer items .
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2003/2004 GM IP Cluster Special Policy Coverage

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A few weeks ago, I got a letter in the mail from GM stating:

"that my 2004 Suburban could develop a condition where one or more of the instrument panel gauge needles may stick, flutter or become inoperative, this may cause inaccurate readings, including the speedometer and fuel gauge."

The go on further to say unless I've seen an issue as described don't take the truck in and they will extend the warranty on the gauge cluster for 7 years from the date of delivery or 70k, whichever comes first.

If work is needed, they say it has to be done by a GM dealer.

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I have attached the GM Special Policy Coverage for your review. It has application for 2003 & 2004 GM trucks & SUV's. With the last 8 of your VIN #, you can check the VIN break points in the attachment. If your VIN falls within the break points, call your dealer for an appointment to get your IP cluster replaced (under warranty), even if you haven't experience the problem yet.
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yep ours lands in those serial ranges, think I'll give them a call next week, thanks!
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I to have a 2004 Suburban and received the letter before Christmas and took it in to the dealer cause it seemed that the fuel guage was not accurate. The dealer could not find any problems and said to monitor it. So far there are no problems with the fuel guage again but now the DIC shows " Check Oil Level " and the oil level is fine. So I have not yet taken it back to have that checked yet. I am not as much worried about that one since I can check the oil level myself. Has anyone else had that happen ?
It could well be the sensor in the pan. If you are mechanically inclined, you can see if unplugging the sensor causes a change.
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