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Q: Speedometer broken

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The speedometer is not working.

One of two things has likely failed here: the speed sensor in the transmission, or the speedometer assembly. A computer scan will see whether the dash is getting a signal from the speed sensor. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your home or office to determine the reason your vehicle’s speedometer has stopped working, and recommend the best path to repair.

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