definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,440 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

The NHTSA is the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints can be spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem. See the Back button — blue bar at the very top of the page — to explore more.

Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2013 Chevrolet Suburban:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

problem #13

Jan 012020


  • 0 miles
The dash is cracking like so many others of this model. My Suburban has always been garage or carport kept and there is no reason the dash should be cracking.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #12

May 152017


  • 0 miles
Dashboard crack

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #11

Jan 012019

Suburban 8-cyl

  • miles
Dashboard plastic is cracking in multiple spots. Nothing specific happened to cause this damage other than normal vehicle use.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #10

Aug 232019


  • miles
Since I bought this vehicle back in 2014 the paint on the exterior has been flaking also the traction light and stabilitrak comes on and off the interior as well has had major issues suck as cracking of dashboard and seat I had to do an transmission job after 4 years, airbags sensor going on and off

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #9

Jun 152019


  • 55,000 miles
The dash has cracked in 2 places - above the instrument panel and above the passenger side air bag. The potential for flying shards from the dash into persons after deployment of the passenger air bag is high. I request a recall to correct. My wife's 8 year old Toyota sienna's dash was recalled for the same reason.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #8

Aug 182018


  • 31,185 miles
Dashboard is cracked where dash meets passenger airbag and also on driver's side.

- Hemingway, SC, USA

problem #7

Jul 162018


  • miles
Paint flakes leaving vehicle looking cheap transmission burnt in 5 yrs even though proper precautions was taken to ensure no failure door trimming made out of plastic handle for using for in and out unmoveable until repairs to transmission is done

- Douglasville, GA, USA

problem #6

Feb 122018


  • 39,713 miles
The dashboard has cracked right next to airbag on passenger side. No accident involved. Unknown when it occurred (aka while driving or stationary). It occurred in the last week. If airbag deploys shards of plastic may become shrapnel. This vehicle only has 39K miles on

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #5

Apr 132016


  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Chevrolet Suburban. The contact stated that the passenger side of the dashboard fractured. The contact was concerned that the front passenger side air bag would deploy violently. The vehicle was taken to a 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 38,000.

- Selma, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 252016


  • 88,789 miles
Vehicle dash crached while driving, making quite a loud noise like a pop. Then the dash cracked across the right side. Previously owned 2008 Suburban with a lot more cracking than this one but this one just started. The 2008 Suburban actually broke into chips and would blow across a persons face while driving. I repaired it through a paint and body shop at cost of nearly $1,350 dollars. These dash problems are in most of Suburban and Tahoe and a very serious danger to people driving these vehicles and G.M. has not stepped up and recalled/repaired them. When someone gets a serious injury or lose an eye then maybe they will repair them but this will not return an eye, arm, leg or life due to this not repairing them.

- Ccolmesneil, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 012015


  • 42,000 miles
The dashboard near the passenger side airbag has split/cracked. I am concerned that it could comprise the deployment of the airbag in an accident given the location of the crack. The vehicle was less then 2 years old when the cracking began, but Chevrolet would not investigate the integrity of the airbag without me incurring a cost due to being slightly past the 36K mile warranty. Upon some simple internet searching, it seems this is cracking is a common occurrence for owners of these trucks. But, no one seems to know if it will compromise the airbag deployment. I know I would prefer to not find that out in an accident and believe Chevrolet should take accountability.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 172014

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The dashboard is start cracking all over, and it is getting worst by day. Please let me know what can I do to fix this matter.

- Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 272012

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 39 miles
The left driver's side exterior mirror is restricted in its upward movement and will not move high enough to enable safe viewing of the blind side on the left of the car. The mirror is obstructed by the frame of the mirror assembly so it won't pivot into the frame to give a higher view.

- Denver, CO, USA