definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,462 miles

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problem #2

Jan 092017


  • 90,000 miles
Within last 90 days dash has developed cracks around passenger side airbag compartment, which runs all the way to the bolt attachment point. Also cracked above driver instrument cluster. When turning the steering wheel (in motion or not) has a slight rubbing sound, and I am told by repair shop that it is the wound wire ignition line to the driver side airbag. I am concerned that both deficiencies in design and manufacturing, could prevent air bag deployment, or case them to go off without a front end impact to the sensors. This is a common problem with this model vehicle for several model years, and GM accepts no responsibility for defective design and manufacture, unlike Ford & Toyota. This is not a mileage issue, it is a plastic interior part, and unrelated to mileage. This vehicle is garaged and not parked in sun for long periods.

- Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 302009


  • 923 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that there was a leak in the power steering. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the rack and pinion gear was replaced three times. The failure continued to occur. The contact planned to have the gears replaced again. The contact called the manufacturer who offered an extended warranty. The current mileage was approximately 9,040. The failure mileage was 923.

- Caro, MI, USA