Mechanics

SPEEDOMETER PROBLEMS

2004 Honda Civic

Interior problem
2004 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 81000 miles

My speedometer doesn't like to work when it is cold. It will bounce for a second when you first start going, but then even if you get on the freeway it just sits at 0. If you drive for an hour or maybe even 45 min. And then come to a complete stop it sometimes will work. And sometimes after it is warm it will bounce for a few minutes and then when you get upto freeway speeds it will say you are going 20 when I know I am going around 80. Does this model have a cable or is it electronic? Is the cable maybe snapped in the middle? Should I just start car shopping: ): ): ): ): ): )
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Golfnutmike1
May 3, 2010.



Hi golfnutmike1,

The speedometer is electrically controlled with the Vehicle Speed Sensor sending the signals.

Most probably the VSS is faulty resulting in the symptoms described.

KHLow2008
May 11, 2010.