really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,610 miles

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problem #53

Aug 012015


  • 100,000 miles
Dashboard cracked in multiple places, spontaneously.

- Curtice, OH, USA

problem #52

Jun 042012


  • miles
Cracks in dash could cause serious injury in crash. Dash cracking started around 80K. Engine uses oil, several qts. Between oil changes. It has used oil since around 45K miles

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #51

May 012015


  • 96,000 miles
Cracked dash in 2 places

- Southaven, MS, USA

problem #50

May 232017


  • 47,000 miles
Cracked & broken dashboard vehicle was stationary.

- Locust Grove, AR, USA

problem #49

Apr 142010


  • miles
Dash board cracked at drivers side. This is a safety issue due to deployment of airbags.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #48

Mar 012015


  • 0 miles
Dash cracking severely around airbag on passenger side, , if deployed may cause additional damage from shrapnel from broken plastic pieces. This ongoing and progressive, started about two years ago

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #47

Mar 162017


  • miles
Cracked dash. Crack on the passenger side at the edge of the passenger airbag. Larger crack on the driver side on the left hand side of the instrument panel. This has happened over time and the cracks have gotten larger. Since I have to select a date, simply putting todays date...

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #46

Nov 012015


  • miles
My dash is cracking and getting worse every day. I've seen hundreds of pictures of similar GM vehicles that have the same issue. I've been dealing with my insurance on this issue for over a year and have concluded that this is a defective product. My one of my cracks has reached the passenger airbag and may become a huge liability for the manufacturer. What are my options on moving forward?

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #45

Jul 102014


  • 70,000 miles
Have 2009 Tahoe only 70K miles dashboard has big crack

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #44

Feb 012017


  • 85,000 miles
Warning light, turn off the engine. And the vehicle tugged forward. This vehicle has turned off on occasion and has had other engine warning lights. The engine warning light, now, remains lit.

- Brea, CA, USA

problem #43

Jan 192011


  • 38,000 miles
Dashboard cracking starting from on top of steering wheel by airbag. Other cracks around the dashboard.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #42

Dec 012016


  • miles
My 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe dash is cracking which started at the passenger airbag. Now the cracks are on the driver side. There is also one area where the cracks have come together and can easily expose the trucks components under the dash which could include electrical components. I do not place items on my dash nor do I use any chemicals on the dash it just began to crack.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

problem #41

Nov 102016


  • 108,000 miles
Dashboard has cracked near the passenger side airbag and driver side near the defrost vent- no accident. Simply sitting in the driveway of our home. The check engine light came on and when it was hooked up to the diagnostic computer system it stated it was bc of the fuel system control module which is already under recall.

- Smiths, AL, USA

problem #40

Nov 142016


  • 102,500 miles
Dash cracked above instrument panel while parked overnight in my driveway. Was not compromised prior to cracking.

- St. Stephens Church, VA, USA

problem #39

Jul 152015


  • 90,000 miles
The dash is cracking in 2 places. One at the airbag which is a concern if it causes a malfunction with the airbag and the other is over the instrument panel where I am sure when dust and dirt gets down in it, there will be more damage caused

- Buffalo Junction, VA, USA

problem #38

Nov 172014


  • 60,000 miles
Purchased this vehicle new in 2009 in baton rouge, Louisiana. In the last two years have noticed cracks have developed on the dashboard adjacent to the vent openings on both the driver and passenger side. These cracks appear similar to those reported by others. The dash has been cleaned routinely with armor all, which has preserved the condition of the dashboards on our other vehicles. Recently the crack on the driver's side has begun to propagate toward the steering console. It is not just unsightly but concerning, as others have raised, as I fear this may impair the effectiveness of the airbag system.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #37

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 #36

Sep 262016


  • miles
Cracks forming on dashboard panel, presents the hazard of plastic debris either deflating the air bag upon it's inflation or debris flying into the faces of passengers. Transmission dipstick tube is also cracked which allows water to get into the transmission, this was recalled for 2008 Tahoe's but not 2009.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #35

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 #34

Sep 172016


  • 97,000 miles
I purchased a 2009 Chevy Tahoe used and a knew about the cracking dashes so I made sure the one I purchased didn't have any cracks. I thought maybe they had resolved the issue. Well, after filling up with gas the other day I looked over ad noticed and crack in my dash right at the airbag. This is very concerning as I have 3 kids that ride in that car and if the airbag goes off I'm afraid the plastic will act like shrapnel and really hurt someone. GM knows about this and I contacted them about it and they are not willing to do anything about it. More people need to come forward on this matter and GM needs to address it fast before someone gets killed.

- Kernersville, NC, USA

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