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Speedometer recently i notice that the speedometer keep sticking.

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  • jammoral Sep 16, 2008

    I had the same problem for about 6 months , then it stopped happening. I seems to unstick after you come to a complete stop.

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    I also have the same problem but mine does not fix its self when i stop but will reset when the the car is turned off for a wile

  • jbowen66 Nov 19, 2008

    speedometer seems to work when it wants, dealer can't find a problem, of course it always works whe they have it.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    Mine is a 2005 and I have the same problem and the dealer can't seem to figure it out. Most times if I stop and restart it will "fix" itself.

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I have a 2005 Spectra EX and I had a similar problem with the speedometer and tachometer getting stuck or not working at all. I took it to the dealer and found out I had a faulty instrument board. It fell under warranty and the entire instrument board was replaced at no cost. Try the dealer and see if yours falls into this category too.

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