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Intermittent dashboard failure

Over the last month I've been seeing the dashboard gages just drop to zero while driving or idling. There seems no warning for this except right before it happens, the engine would "chug" or "bounce" once and the brake light would come on and then go off. Then the gages would hit zero and then start up again. They are only off for a moment.

I had the car in the dealer for this, they had it for a week and could not find anything wrong with it and the computer is not throwing any error conditions. However, the head mechanic there said he could not say the car was safe to drive that way. A week later, they didn't do anything but reseat all the cables and the problem cannot be replicated. However, after a day, the problem resurfaced while driving, it happens once a day and will probably get more frequent as time passes.

It's a 2006 rio5 with 14000 miles on it. Any ideas would be great.

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  • sjrior Dec 02, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my Volvo XC90. They have tried numerous things ($1100) and still nothing is fixed. They are now trying to replace the CEM which is $917. Hopefully that works.



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