Kia Telluride Speedometer Not Working – How To Fix

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 10/01/22 •  3 min read

The Kia Telluride is a popular crossover SUV, built by Kia Motors. The vehicle is known for being reliable and easy to drive, a great choice for the whole family. This car has some really good features, including great fuel economy, smooth ride and impressive power and handling. But there are a few problems that owners may encounter with their vehicle. One of these problems is the speedometer not working properly.

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If your speedometer does not work properly, you may have other issues as well, such as a bad odometer or a faulty transmission. So it is very important to check for this problem first before checking any other symptoms.

Common Issues with Kia Telluride Speedometer

There are many reasons why a vehicle’s speedometer could fail. But some failures are more likely than others. Here are some common causes of speedometer related problems.

ECU problems

ECUs are literally the brains of the engine. They control all the engine’s functions. It functions as the car’s internal intelligence. It controls and monitors various engine functions, including speed. If damaged, it may give false readings in certain situations, particularly when a particular ECU is defective.

Having a problem with the ECU may affect the car’s ability to recognize the speed at which it is moving. If the ECU is suspected of failing, it is important to perform further diagnostics in accordance with the relevant factory-specific service literature. Unfortunately, computers of this type can sometimes fail, but incidents that occur that cause a computer to fail are relatively rare.

Damaged speed sensor

There are many different functions that a speed sensor can do, including regulating when you start the engine and when fuel is injected, indicating when it is ready to start, and working the cruise control. A bad speed sensor could cause the speedometer to stop working completely. You may notice that the vehicle is not running as smoothly as it once did, and that you are losing control of the cruise control. If your speed sensor fails, the Check Engine Light will illuminate, telling you that there is a problem.

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Faulty wiring

Another reason your car speedometer may not work is that the wires in the instrument panel are shorted out. If that happens, the speedo may stop working altogether. Shorted wiring can cause the fuse to blow out and cause the speedometer to stop working. It happens more often in older cars.

Some wiring faults are more difficult to fix; it is difficult to find the damaged section of a circuit. In this case, a new harness or a pigtail can be purchased. In other cases, a circuit can be repaired by the manufacturer. In some cases, a circuit can be repaired.

Fixing Kia Telluride Speedometer Not Working

It is technically possible to drive a car with a malfunctioning speedometer, but it is not recommended. Driving with a speedometer that is not working is not recommended. You may be unable to determine the actual speed at which your car is traveling, and if that does not have a suitable replacement, you will not be able to avoid a ticket. As such, speedometers that malfunction should be repaired as soon as possible.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.

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