hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,263 miles

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problem #33

Aug 102018


  • 89,500 miles
Cracked dashboard above instrument cluster and left upper portion of passenger side dash airbag, vehicle was stationary, came out one morning and cracks showed up, about a month went by and pieces of dash started breaking off dashboard and falling inside dash area

- Northampton, PA, USA

problem #32

Jul 102018


  • 117,000 miles
Dash cracked in several places. Pulled out of driveway and heard a ┐pop┐ sound, stopped car and noticed that the dash had cracked. I fear that pieces of the dash would be sent flying in the event of an air bag deployment.

- Rineyville, KY, USA

problem #31

Jun 072018


  • 126,158 miles
In regards of my 2009 Chevy Tahoe ltz this vechicle has had some issues in the few months of ownership. When ever the car is parked an you exit the SUV to lock it it does not lock you hear the clicking sound like its locked but when you try to open the door that should be locked it opens right up an the alarm goes off an to mention the door handles are chipping away an the plastic cuts almost every person that opens my doors that are not careful. An ive had to patch almost 5 places on my coolant an A/C lines that are aluminum very cheaply made.

- Whitesville, WV, USA

problem #30

May 282018


  • 42,800 miles
When trying to open the liftgage, either manually or by pushing the button, the liftgate opens partially then suddenly falls. I have seen a recall for this, however I am not able to locate a recall specifically for a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. "the affected vehicles have gas struts that hold the power liftgate up when open, " said NHTSA in its recall summary. "these struts may prematurely wear and the open liftgate may suddenly fall. It may strike a person, increasing their risk of injury."

- Black Diamond, WA, USA

problem #29

May 142018


  • 131,415 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The contact stated that the driver's side dashboard had a three to four inch crack. Additionally, there was a one inch crack on the passenger side dashboard. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer (musson patout Buick GMC, 214 w. hwy 90 frontage rd., new iberia, la 70560) where it was diagnosed that air bag parts were not available. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and did not assist. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 131,415.

- New Iberia, LA, USA

problem #28

Feb 142018


  • 1 miles
Door lock will not lock or unlock

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #27

Jun 152015


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked at different locations, including where the air bag was located. The dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer stated that nothing could be done and referred the contact to NHTSA. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #26

Jun 192017


  • 93,000 miles
Dashboard is cracked on the driver side above the steering wheel.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #25

May 052015


  • 60,000 miles
The dashboard above the steering column and gauges panel is cracked on two places and just keeps getting bigger. It rattles loudly as I drive down the street.

- Cibolo, TX, USA

problem #24

Apr 212017


  • miles
Dashboard has cracked around the airbag

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #23

Jan 022016


  • 70,000 miles
The dashboard cracked in several places although this car has always garaged and the sun shield used consistently. I am concerned about this affecting safety through airbag performance or sharp pieces of dash flying during an accident.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #22

Jan 032017


  • miles
My vehicle dash board has a lot of cracks in it. I have one near my airbags and two near my steering wheel.it rattles so bad when I drive. The cracks keeps getting worst.

- District Heights, MD, USA

problem #21

Feb 082017


  • 100,000 miles
Dash board cracked all the way acros driver and passenger side. Crack continued until it met the seams of dashboard to airbag.

- Shallotte, NC, USA

problem #20

Jul 052016


  • 120,000 miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact noticed that the dashboard was cracking where the driver and passenger side air bags were located. The ABS warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags), but the contact did not receive a notification. The failure mileage was 120,000.

- Warm Springs, GA, USA

problem #19

Sep 122016


  • 75,000 miles
Dash has cracked by the passenger airbag and also on the driver side at the joint and climbing towards the steering hump. The cracks showed up almost at the same time. No impact to the dash and only wipe them down with a damp cloth or duster.

- Claymont, DE, USA

problem #18

Feb 142016


  • 115,500 miles
My dash has 2 cracks that have appeared under normal driving conditions. The dash is starting to bounce as I drive and im worried it will become separated and hit someone in the truck. There are so many Tahoe owners who have this same problem, it is obvious that it is a defective part. I have a crack in the center and 1 over the driver side gauges.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #17

Apr 182016


  • miles
I bought the 2009 used Chevy Tahoe on August 1st 2015. I began to notice the plastic dashboard close to the passenger airbag began to crack and vibrate. The vibration got so bad that the crack spread and a new crack appeared on the plastic dash above the speedometer. Both cracks make the entire dash rattle when the car is driven over 45 mph. I am worried that if the airbags were to deploy, the plastic will fly into the passengers in the vehicle. I've tried contact covert GMC in austin, tx where I bought the vehicle and they said I had to spend $1300 to replace this defect.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #16

Oct 122015


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked in four places and the engine compartment was exposed. In addition, the door lock actuators failed on all four doors and the running boards failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #15

Mar 022016


  • 89,000 miles
There is a crack in the airbag area of the dashboard. I reported this to GM in March 2016 and they refuse to correct the issue. Today, there is a new crack on the dashboard near the drivers side now. This is a known issue with these cars. The same thing happened to my 2007 Chevy Avalanche, and in 2010, GM replaced it without any issues. Now with the Tahoe, they refuse. The vehicle is parked under a garage awning and we never use anything but a dry rag to clean the dashboards. This is no fault of ours, and appears to be a known issue with Chevy manufacturing.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #14

Jul 112015


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. While cleaning the vehicle, it was discovered that the dashboard was cracked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

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