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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,766 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #24

May 302014

Avalanche

  • 30,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My truck has developed 2 large cracks in the dash, one over the instrument cluster and the other surrounding the passenger airbag. The cracks developed around 30,000 miles. The truck has been garage kept, and now with 55,000 miles the cracks are getting bigger and much worse. The major concern is the crack around the passenger airbag. With the dash being this brittle and weak, we are afraid of what may happen in an accident where the front airbags deploy. The dash appears that it may shatter into pieces or at least come apart and potentially allow shards of plastic to be thrown around in an accident. This issue is effecting a large amount of these model vehicles, so there is an obvious defect in the design. A new design for the dash should be developed and then replaced in our vehicles to unsure our safety, and to address the cosmetic defects of a vehicle with a purchase price well over $50,000. The dealer says that GM is not going to help cover the cost, or offer a replacement part for free at least. All they said was they could replace it for $1,300. This is the 2nd big issue I have had with this vehicle, recently we had to have $2,500 in engine repairs done due to the faulty displacement on demand system is the these 5.3L engines. Another common failure in these vehicles that GM is ignoring.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #23

Aug 012015

Avalanche

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that the hard plastic dashboard developed cracks near the steering column and the passenger side air bag. In addition, while driving over bumps in the road, the dashboard shook and vibrated violently. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #22

Sep 092008

Avalanche

  • 2,000 miles
Dash board broken many area's.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #21

Jul 202016

Avalanche

  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. While driving various speeds, an abnormal noise was heard near the dashboard. The contact noticed a crack on the dashboard near the passenger side air bag. The contact was concerned that the passenger side air bag could inadvertently deploy. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the cause of the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V388000 (air bags). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #20

Feb 122016

Avalanche

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked. The contact stated that the failure of the dashboard started as a single crack and progressively worsened over time. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Addis, LA, USA

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problem #19

Dec 082014

Avalanche

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard was severely cracked along the passenger air bag area. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the front component on the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 68,000.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #18

Oct 062015

Avalanche

  • 75,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. While driving 35 mph, the contact noticed an abnormal noise coming from the dashboard along with a large crack running from the driver to the passenger side. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Greenbay, WI, USA

problem #17

Jan 012008

Avalanche

  • 30,000 miles
Dash cracked with 3 large cracks at 30,000 miles and chrome trim on door handles also peeled with sharp edges. Both were replaced by dealer and cracked again with < 10,000 additional miles GM refused to replace unless I paid 1/2 the cost of $1200 so never got fixed. This has happened to thousands of others and GM should be responsible for defects. I worked for GM and someone told me they were using too much torque when the dashes were installed but GM will not accept responsibility. I feel it is a safety issue as far as the airbags might go off accidentally while driving or not in the event of an accident!

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #16

Mar 112013

Avalanche

  • 110,000 miles
My dashboard has cracked. It extends nearly half way across the entire dashboard.

- Atoka, TN, USA

problem #15

Jul 312015

Avalanche

  • 62,796 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked on the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 62,796.

- Rock Wall, TX, USA

problem #14

Aug 042015

Avalanche

  • 95,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that there were cracks on the dash board near the front passenger's air bag area. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000. The VIN was not available.

- Cairo, IL, USA

problem #13

Aug 012015

Avalanche

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that the dashboard had developed a crack. The contact stated that the crack was above the front passenger side air bag. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- New Braunsels, TX, USA

problem #12

Sep 252014

Avalanche

  • 65,000 miles
Dash board cracked on top left corner next to airbag and above the instrument panel. This appears to be a very common problem with all 2007-2013 Chevy Avalanche, Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado, and GMC Yukon, Sierra, and denalis.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #11

Feb 032014

Avalanche

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked above the passenger's side air bag. The contact was concerned that the passenger's side air bag may deploy without warning. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 58,000. The current mileage was 63,000.

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #10

Mar 172014

Avalanche

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked above the passenger's side air bag and the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 022009

Avalanche

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle suddenly would not accelerate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the number 7 coil pack was defective. The mechanic replaced the number 7 coil pack and the number 7 spark plug to correct the defect. Additionally, the front passenger's side interior door handle would cause lacerations to the contact's hand when attempting to exit the vehicle. The contact also indicated that the dashboard was cracked and there were concerns of the air bags being compromised. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #8

Jan 302014

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
The interior door handle on the passenger side is a major cut hazard. My wife cut her hand on the peeling plastic of the door handle.

- Roaming Shores, OH, USA

problem #7

Feb 282009

Avalanche

  • 9,600 miles
The interior door handles on my 2007 Chevy Avalanche ltz have peeled and become razor sharp. Opening the door under normal characteristics has caused a slice, or paper cut type of wound to my hand"?truck failed to start due to dead battery after sitting for less than 24 hrs. This vehicle starts immediately after being jumped. It has occurred 3-4 times?replaced both alt and now a new battery"..cracked dash above driver & passenger airbag. Potential safety issue when airbag is deployed.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #6

Jun 012013

Avalanche

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that the chrome door handle was peeling and becoming a hazard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician verified that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was out of warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 63,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 142013

Avalanche

  • 124,000 miles
My dash has cracked in the same place as others have reported. The crack starts at the upper left corner of the air bag lid and continues up the dash to the vent opening. The air bag could possibly rip if it were to catch on the sharp edge that is exposed.

- Vicksburg , MS, USA

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