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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,638 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #59

May 272016

Avalanche 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 12/20/16 updated 12/21/16.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #58

Feb 052014

Avalanche

  • miles
I have a truck with a air bag recall but, on top of that I have another crack in the same place on the dashboard that was replaced once already while under warranty. I fear air bag will cause dash to come out a strike passenger while riding.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #57

Aug 272016

Avalanche

  • 95,500 miles
Received a notice on a recall that states that around the end of May 2016 GM began notifying owners that a recall was in place for defective airbag inflators that may degrade over time especially in hot and humid climates. That they pose a rupture risk and from researching on the NHTSA website if this happens metal particles could injure occupants...but GM states the vehicle is safe" and that parts are not available for repair yet. So my question, it's late August 2016 and I live in dallas, tx with hot humid days for months, what is considered an appropriate time to resolve? and how is this not a concern and considered safe??? my irritation is that if I have a susceptible pipe bomb here, why isn't there an immediate corrective action happening?"

- Lantana, TX, USA

problem #56

Feb 232016

Avalanche

  • 140,000 miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. While driving approximately 40 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front driver side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The vehicle was damaged, but drivable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. After the failure, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V383000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 140,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #55

Sep 092008

Avalanche

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

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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problem #54

May 272016

Avalanche

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V383000 (air bags). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #53

Aug 172016

Avalanche

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags) however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts unavailable...updated 10/18/16

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #52

Jul 012016

Avalanche

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #51

Aug 012016

Avalanche

  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Brady, TX, USA

problem #50

Jul 012015

Avalanche

  • 128,000 miles
Dash is cracked around air bags. Sharp edges very dangerous.

- Henderson, KY, USA

problem #49

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 #48

Nov 232011

Avalanche

  • 39,000 miles
The dash is slit from the airbag module insert to the front vent which will cause the dash to fracture in the event of airbag deployment resulting in high speed shards being propelled into the cabin.

- White, GA, USA

problem #47

Jun 072016

Avalanche

  • miles
The dashboard has large cracks both in front of the instrument panel and around the airbag. This exact same problem has been reported by more than 4,000 GM truck owners. The cracking around the airbag are especially concerning, and likely pose a significant safety risk were the airbags to deploy. GM is apparently aware of this defect and fails to take responsibility for correcting the problem.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #46

Aug 302015

Avalanche

  • 47,500 miles
Dash is cracked with pieces of plastic being loose. Concerned about projectiles and or puncturing airbag if deployed. I believe this to be a common defect in these vehicles. Vehicle only has slightly over 60K miles on it now. Cracked around 45K to 50K miles. Date that I show below is approximate.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #45

Nov 302015

Avalanche

  • 66,000 miles
My dash is cracked and it reflects the crack on the windshields and causes glare. If the airbag was to deploy the sharp plastic would cut you from the broken dash. This is a dangerous situation. There are thousands of people with the problem and there are groups on facebook with thousands that have this issue. GM will not repair or replace it.

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

problem #44

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 #43

Jan 302012

Avalanche

  • 70,000 miles
Dash board around the instrument panel to the passenger side airbag is cracked. I don't know what caused it to start but it started as a small crack then it began to spread across the dash.

- Pine Bluff, AR, USA

problem #42

Nov 242015

Avalanche

  • miles
With 64,000 miles the dash is cracking in multiple places. If reflects the broken area onto the windshield so it impedes vision and could affect the airbag as it is broken around the area. After researching online most owners have this dash cracking issue around the airbag and upper dash. If the airbag was to deploy it would most likely eject hard plastic parts at you with the airbag.

- Lake Oswego, OR, USA

problem #41

May 132015

Avalanche

  • miles
The dash has cracked in multiple places starting at the passenger airbag. This is the third dash in this vehicle replaced for the same thing. This is posing a serious danger in case of an accident and the deployment of the airbag. The dash could also create a serious danger in throwing sharp projectile pieces in case of an accident. GM has had multiple complaints from 2007 to 2012 for faulty dashes but will not recall them or replace them at no cost to the consumer. There is a facebook forum for this very issue right now (search "07-13 GM cracked dash safety hazard for all trucks"). please look at this facebook page as there are many pictures of dashes cracked in the same places. It appears this issue is nationwide and has no relation to climate or location.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #40

Oct 152015

Avalanche

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500. While driving approximately 35 mph, all four of the side air bags deployed without warning. The vehicle was towed to the driver's residence where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

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