Speedo not accurate on Nissan Terrano II 2001

Asked by May 21, 2015 at 10:38 AM about the 2001 Nissan Terrano II

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a Nissan Terrano II 2001, and the speedo is not accurate.  It is accurate up to
about 30mph after which it lags behind the faster I go, hence giving a false speed reading
- being slower than what it should be.  Could it be dirt behind the needle that doesn't allow
it to freely move up the speedo scale?  Also, one day the needle just went all the way
round and was stuck.  So it just stopped working!  And then out of the blue it started
working again, but in the inaccurate way!  Any ideas?

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That sounds like the speedos stepper motor is failing in the instrument cluster as it is the most common, but the wiring and speed sensor should also be checked, a good scan tool with the "live data" mode can tell you most of that.

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