Instrument Panel Problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala (2022)

224 problems related to instrument panel have been reported for the 2004 Chevrolet Impala.The most recently reported issues are listed below.Please also check out thestatistics and reliability analysis of the 2004 Chevrolet Impala based on all problems reported for the 2004 Impala.

1 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 12/11/2013

The entire instrument cluster gauge stopped working, there is no telling what the speedometer or tachometer is.

2 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 01/14/2013

The speedometer is out of control. It will tell me I'm either going way faster than I am or it will tell me I'm going way slower than I am. It will reset itself if the car is off for twenty minutes or so but it will just happen again in a few days or hours. I don't feel safe driving in a car where I don't know what speed I'm going. Many others have had this same exact problem in their own 04 chevy Impalas. It's an ongoing problem that needs to be fixed.

3 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 10/31/2012

I have been having issues with my speedometer sticking the past few months. My husband took my car in to our local chevy dealership and was told we need to replace the instrument control panel which would cost around $600. Not happy with the fact that we will have to shell out this kind of money for a faulty factory part, I contacted the Chevrolet customer complaint line. I was told by the complaint line that they could not do anything for us at this time. . Read more...

4 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 10/07/2012

Speedometer does not display accurate miles per hour. While driving, the odometer went to about 60 mph, when I was going about 40 mph and I tried to decrease the speed by depressing the brake pedal but it remained at 60 mph. I came to a traffic light and stopped, then I noticed that the speed was at 10 mph while setting still. I asked another person to drive the car to see if the same type of thing was happening with the speed odometer, and it was. The vehicle was taken to the dealership. The mechanic said he reset the odometer and said if that did not work, a part will need to be replaced. That worked about two weeks, and the same thing started all over again. I am afraid to drive the vehicle because I can not tell how fast I am driving. Which poses a safety hazard.

5 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 07/19/2012

While driving on the interstate to begin our vacation, the speedometer began showing increased speed while cruise control was set. We were going 65, but the speedometer eventually registered 120 mph. After cruise was turned off, it continued to read 120 mph, regardless of actual speed. We had to use our gps to monitor speed for the entire 1300 mile round trip! gm has recalled other models with the same problem. Why hasn't a recall been issued for the Impala?.

6 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 06/07/2012

Instrument cluster does not work. Sometimes the gauges stick and I do not know how fast im going or how much gas is in the car.

7 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 08/17/2011

(Video) 2004 Chevy Impala Speedometer Problems

Was driving vehicle and the temp gauge went all the way to overheat, shortly after that the gas gauge started to work only intermittantly, and the speedometer has some issues with registering the proper speed.

8 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 02/01/2011

2004 Chevrolet Impala. Consumer writes in regards to problem with gauge.

9 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 12/30/2010

Vehicle speedometer is floating. Sometimes I am doing zero mph. Then sometimes I am doing 120mph. This is a safety issue and something needs to be done about it. I never know how fast I am traveling down the road.

10 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 12/12/2010

Entire instrument panel stopped working on my 2004 chevy Impala : speedometer, gas gauge, and temperature gauge. Called chevy about recalls because 5 other friends having same problems. Was told no recalls. Front headlights and rear defrost stopped working just yesterday. Couldn't see anything. Had to park the car. Very, very dangerous. Someone is going to get hurt.

11 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 11/23/2010

I have a 2004 Chevrolet Impala that has a huge amount of issues within the dash. My car shows that it is running hot when it is not. It also shows it has no gas when the tank is full. The newest issue is that my speedometer is now stuck on 80 when the car is parked and is well over the 120mph when I am driving on the highway. I have no idea how fast I am going. This is the worse of the three because I or someone could be injured by this. To have people on the road with unsafe vehicles and the manufacture not be held responsible is ridiculous to say the least. There are so many people having this issue and I am not sure why this has not. Been recalled. I hope it does not take someone being killed before someone does something!.

12 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 11/22/2010

2004 Chevrolet Impala - speedometer gone haywire1. First, the turn signal blinker failed. Blinker did not work, but turn signal stayed lit and indicated I as turning. 2. Next, the heat turned to air conditioner mode. I had to switch off the ac back to heat. 3. Last, on a 45 mph road I was traveling at 45 mph and suddenly my speedometer shot up to 75, despite my speed being maintained at 45 (per the gps unit). I had to get onto the freeway where it is 60 mph. Used my gps in order to go the correct speed limit. At a stop light and when parked, the speedometer now registers 75 mph. . Read more...

13 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 10/12/2010

2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 3. 8 v6 my wife's car started having problems with the instrument cluster not showing the correct speed or tachometer readings. I went on some site to research the problem only to find that this is a problem with this make of auto for quite some time. In most cases Chevrolet has told the owners that the must pay for repairs costing as much as $1000. 00. This is unacceptable. If there a systematic failure of this system on the Impala then Chevrolet needs to correct it before someone thinking they are driving with-in the posted speed limits when in fact they may not be as there is a serious injury. Also found that there have been recalls on these cars. I am in the process of checking the partrs on my vehicle to see if it in fact was affected. I have never been notified wether it was or was not part of any recall. [xxx]information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

14 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 10/09/2010

(Video) Impala 00-05 Odometer Repair

I have a 2004 chevy Impala, the speedometer is running 40 miles over what the car is really moving. I was almost rear ended because I was not going fast enough on the freeway. Something is faulty in the dash board. I am not sure if there is a recall on this for gm cars.

15 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 10/04/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact was driving approximately 40 mph when the speedometer failed. The speedometer would read inaccurate speeds traveled and the contact was unable to determine his rate of speed. The manufacturer was contacted and advised the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer advised the contact that the vehicle was no longer under warranty and he would have to pay for the repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 78,950 and the current mileage was 80,076. Updated 01/06/ljthe consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Gm covered the labor and the consumer paid for an hour of labor. Updatd 01/24/jb.

16 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 09/13/2010

First the fuel gauge stopped working and was like that for a couple weeks, now it is working again, then speedometer went crazy, traveling at approximately 55 to 60 mph, speedometer is reading 15 to 20 mph then drops to 0 it has done this before, so I went online to see if anyone else was having the same problem and if there was a recall. I found numerous complaints from other owners. I was wondering why there is no recall out there since there are so many complaints this could really be a serious issue.

17 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 08/13/2010

2004 chevy Impala: speedometer malfunctions, usually jumps to over 120 mph at freeway speeds but can read low or high. When stopped it currently is stuck at 67 mph. Tomorrow it may be 35 who knows. I feel this is a major safety issue.

18 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 05/15/2010

I have a 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS with an automatic transmission 3. 2 v6. The speedometer will stay on 70mph at rest or more then go over a 120mph when traveling. Once in awhile it may resume back to normal. It is a huge problem in not letting you know exactly what rate of speed you are traveling.

19 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 04/01/2010

Speedometer was giving erratic readings and now has stopped working all together. I replaced speed sensor and it did not help. I have to look at gps to find speed or estimate based on flow of traffic. This appears to be a common issue based on the complaints I have seen on internet and gm should replace the speedometer/instrument cluster.

20 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 04/01/2010

The contact owns 2004 Chevrolet Impala. The contact stated that the instrument panel was faulty and providing an incorrect reading for gasoline levels, speed traveled and temperature of the vehicle. The contact stated that the message center and radio was also failing. The vehicle was not taken into the dealer for diagnosis or repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 63,394.

21 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 03/12/2010

(Video) 2000 - 2005 Chevrolet Impala Instrument Cluster Removal by Cluster Fix

1. ) this car is used and has a salvage title for vandalism, I have had for five months, I have noticed that all gauges (speedometer, tach & gas guage) do not function properly and safely2. ) the failure occurs daily; started off and on about two months ago3. . Read more...

22 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 03/10/2010

While driving a consistant speed, speedometer will fluctuate from stuck at zero to 120mph. Happens constantly. Fuel guage fluctuates also and doesn't always work. If using cruise control while speed appears correct, the Impala will automatically increase its own speed while the speedometer does not change leaving an unsafe opportunity open for very tragic accidents to happen. I cannot beleive that my 2010 pontiac vibe has had 3 recalls and this Impala has not had any for the instrument panel. Do people really have to die or be injured before something is done to protect us?.

23 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 03/01/2010

I was driving my car down the road and all of the sudden my speedometer and water gauge stopped working. It said I was going 120 mph but I was only going about 30 mph. The next day I went out to the car and started it while it was parked and it was stuck on 30 mph and the temp gauge showed the needle in the red, but it was not started for more than a minute. I have read many complaints about this and this seems to be a familiar complaint.

24 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 02/17/2010

2004 Chevrolet Impala speedometer quit working. It started registering a higher speed than the speed I was actually driving. It showed 90 mph when I was stopped. The speedometer then began to climb as I drove a few city blocks. It finally came to a stop at the neutral letter. I called my local dealer and he said they have been seeing this problem. He said that the cluster was defective and it would cost approx. $500 to replace it.

25 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 02/03/2010

Hello, I have a 2004 chevy. Impala. A large number of the speedometers on these cars are defective, as is mine. The speedometer goes berserk and you have no idea what your speed is. For example. You may be taking a 35 mph curve at 50 when the speedometer says 35 or other. This is a serious safety concern. . Read more...

26 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 02/01/2010

Traveling on a dangerous stretch of highway, my speedometer malfunctioned. It registered me as going 90 miles per hour. After several close calls, as conditions were icy, I judged a safe speed and pulled over at the next safest spot on the road. My speed gauge did not reset to 0 mph as normal, but stopped at 50 mph. Now my gas gauge and temp gauge malfunction as well, leaving me no way of knowing how much fuel is in my vehicle. Researching this problem, I noticed many other complaints to this issue. Contacting the manufacturer, I was informed my warranty is expired and they have no obligation to fix the safety problem.

27 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 01/17/2010

Instrument cluster on 2004 chevy Impala gives incorrect readings to include speed which could result in driving at excessive speeds without proper indication and resulting in unjust speeding fines.

28 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 12/23/2009

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I have a 2004 chevy Impala. My speedometer has went crazy!! I can be doing 30 and it says I am doing 105. Also when I come to a complete stop it registers 25. This could cause anywhere from a minor speeding ticket to a major accident. This should be a recall. No more gm products for me!!!.

29 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 12/16/2009

2004 Chevrolet Impala speedometer malfunction. Indicates very high speed (90-100 mph) even when barely moving.

30 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 12/14/2009

My speedometer is out of whack, also the tach doesn't read correctly. You never know how fast you are going. This could lead to a serious accident. Going around corners or driving in a school zone. Somedays it works for a little while and some days not. . It reads 90 miles an hour while your going slow.

31 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 12/09/2009

The contact owns a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. While driving approximately 30 mph on normal road conditions, the speedometer displayed an inaccurate reading regardless of the speed being traveled. The failure occurred intermittently in cold temperatures. The failure was related to the stepper motor. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure mileage was 30,423. Updated 01/29/10updated 01/29/10.

32 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 11/27/2009

Speedometer does not function correctly. Speedometer registers erratic speeds, going to speeds of 80, 90, 120+ for no apparent reason. Each time the automobile is turned off and turned on again, it usually will go down by about 10 mph. After several days, it will return to normal, but this pattern repeats after a day or so of registering correct mph. This started about a month ago. We have called Chevrolet and been advised to have the car checked at a deal for defective equipment, but have not been able to find a dealer who will respond to our call.

33 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 11/15/2009

I own a 2004 Chevrolet Impala. I have not been in a accident but I feel my problem could possibly cause one. The speedometer in my car started acting up recently. It is not accurate, it usually reads zero when I am driving but sometimes reads a speed that is clearly inaccurate. I did some research on it and found out it is a common problem with these cars and a very costly repair. At this point in time I cannot afford the repair so I just try to drive slow. This should be a recall.

34 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 11/12/2009

Just driving down the road no specific road just normal driving and all of a sudden the speedometer either goes up or down does not have correct speed sometimes it will go back to normal after about an hour and sometimes after thirty minutes or after you shut the car off and restart. It happens about twice a week I have not replaced any parts as of yet trying to figure out what the problem is for sure. I am reading online that many people are having this problem and it is the gauges need to be replace and that there is a recall on chevy trucks but mine is a 2004 Impala and as of yet there is not one and there are many people very angry online regarding this matter and want a recall as soon as possible because the cost is about 600 - 800 dollars depending on where you go so they are using gps systems for there speed instead of getting it repaired since the cost is so high.

35 Instrument Panel problem

Failure Date: 11/11/2009

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2004 Impala, speedometer stops working while driving. Mileage continues to work and all other instruments continue but speedometer falls below 0 while driving.

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Why does my Chevy Impala jerk when I accelerate? ›

Dirty fuel injectors are among the most common reasons for why an accelerator becomes jerky. The dirty injector leads to your car losing power when you attempt to accelerate while at a stop and when you try to drive at a consistent speed. This is the result of an engine misfire.

How many miles can an Impala last? ›

On average, owners of various Chevy Impala year models have reported that this vehicle lasts about 160,000 miles before running into issues, with numerous owners reporting that their Chevy Impala has lasted 200,000 miles or more without breaking down.

Are Chevy Impalas easy to fix? ›

The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Impala.

Why does my Impala shut off while driving? ›

If the torque converter is broken, or if there is a low fluid level in the transmission, the converter will not do its job, and the car will be unable to maintain power at low speeds, which causes the engine to shut off. A defective TCS or torque converter solenoid can also cause this issue.

Why is my car struggling accelerating? ›

Among the causes of poor acceleration are clogged fuel injectors and/or inadequate fuel pressure/volume. When an injector is clogged it can degrade the performance of the vehicle and the car may accelerate slowly or feel that it does not have enough power.

Why does my car hesitate when I step on the gas? ›

If your car hesitates when accelerating at low speed, you likely have a lean air to fuel mixture. A lean air to fuel mixture means that the gas getting to your engine doesn't have the correct mix of fuel and air.

Why is my car chugging when I accelerate? ›

What could the problem be? An acceleration problem is usually the result of insufficient fuel, air, or spark during the combustion process. Worn-out spark plugs or the electrical cables attached to them are one of the most common causes of cars stuttering.

What is considered high mileage for a Chevy Impala? ›

On average, a Chevy Impala lasts between 230.000 – 250.000 miles. An Impala needs to go to the garage for unscheduled repairs about 0.21 times per year, with a 13% chance of severe problems.

What is the difference between LT and LS Impala? ›

The LS functions as a basic large car and adds technology and the optional V6 engine, but the LT offers a wide range of additional options for the buyer. The LT is available in the additional Pepperdust Metallic and Mosaic Black exterior color options as well as two TriCoat color options for an additional cost.

Are used Chevy Impalas good cars? ›

Is the 2020 Chevrolet Impala a Good Used Car? Yes, the 2020 Impala is a great vehicle that does most things well, inside the cabin and on the road. A cushioned ride and comfortably spacious cabin plus features like an easy to use infotainment system help catapult this Chevy near the top of our used large car rankings.

How long do Impala engines last? ›

On average, a Chevy Impala lasts between 230.000 – 250.000 miles. An Impala needs to go to the garage for unscheduled repairs about 0.21 times per year, with a 13% chance of severe problems.

Are Chevy Impalas reliable? ›

The Chevy Impala has a good reliability rating and scores well when compared to other full-size cars on the market right now. If you choose to buy a modern Chevy Impala, it could last you for 230,000 to 250,000 miles without suffering major problems or breaking down.

Do Impalas have transmission problems? ›

Problem – A common Chevrolet Impala transmission problem is an intermittent hard 1-2 shift, often accompanied by engine bogging. This condition can be caused by the torque convertor clutch applying during the shift.

What are Chevy Impalas known for? ›

The Chevrolet Impala (/ɪmˈpælə, -ˈpɑːlə/) is a full-sized car built by Chevrolet for model years 1958 to 1985, 1994 to 1996, and 2000 to 2020. The Impala was Chevrolet's popular flagship passenger car and was among the better-selling American-made automobiles in the United States.


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