Is Your Silverado Covered Under GM’s Instrument Cluster Recall?
Find Out Below…
Dear Silverado Owner,
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”).
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.
My vehicle DOES NOT qualify for the settlement. What’s my best option?
Your instrument cluster can be repaired by a qualified electronics repair facility such as Dr.Speedometer, www.DrSpeedometer.com. GM repairs receive priority and are repaired same-day. Repairs include but are not limited to new OEM factory redesigned motors (X27.168). Surplus, salvage or non-OEM “aftermarket” motors are not approved. Repairs include standard lifetime parts and labor guarantee.
To send your cluster to Dr.Speedometer follow these instructions:
1. Remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle (printable instructions can be accessed here)
2. Claim your free USPS shipping label here: Shipping Label Order
3. Pack the instrument cluster in a well padded box
4. Affix shipping label and drop off at any United States Post Office location
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To request an emailed copy of the Silverado instrument cluster removal manual fill out the form below: