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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,020 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche body / paint problems

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2011 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #13

Apr 052016

Avalanche

  • 60,000 miles

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

"takata recall" crack dash in 2 places on 2011 Avalanche due to heat from sun this is a common issue with GMC/Chevy trucks needs to be fix paied good money for truck! very unhappy!! very unsafe 1 crack at passanger air bag ang other at insterment rear of dash! had about 60,000 miles on it when a friend notice the cracks!

- Pineville, LA, USA

problem #12

Aug 092016

Avalanche

  • 33,028 miles
Dash cracked right above passenger airbag deployment area. No discoloration in the area or any warning. One day fine, the next day a crack appeared. Truck was parked most of the day and my work commute is 6 miles round trip. I don't off road and I have normal sized tires so no vibration occurred.

- Northglenn, CO, USA

problem #11

Aug 052016

Avalanche

  • 56,200 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche. While driving approximately 50 mph, the dashboard fractured above the instrument panel. There was a crack that extended approximately four to five inches long. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 56,200.

- Elizabethton, TN, USA

problem #10

Jul 312016

Avalanche

  • miles

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

Dash board cracks over instrument panel also crack in corner of passenger air bag.cracks appeared after drive from fl. To tn.

- Navarre, FL, USA

problem #9

Jun 042016

Avalanche

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact noticed a crack on the corner of the dashboard next to the air bag. The contact stated that there was a recall on the 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche for the same issue. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 83,000.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

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problem #8

Apr 052016

Avalanche

  • 86,500 miles
Came out to my vehicle and noticed a crack starting from center speaker in the dash expanding towards the windshield. Is small now but over time I fear will continue to expand and could become a safety hazard if involved in an accident.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #7

Apr 012015

Avalanche

  • 46,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact heard an abnormal noise coming from inside the front of the vehicle. Approximately one month later, while driving approximately 30 mph, the noise recurred and the dashboard was cracked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the dashboard cover needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,800.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 312015

Avalanche

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that the dashboard on the passenger side of the vehicle fractured along the passenger side air bag housing enclosure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be inspected. The contact was informed that the dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Ledyard, CT, USA

problem #5

Jul 202015

Avalanche

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche. While driving various speeds, the contact noticed that the entire dashboard was constantly vibrating. In addition, a crack was visible on the passenger side dashboard near the air bag housing area. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the center dash needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,000.

- Cape Coral , FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 242015

Avalanche

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that the dashboard and the rear window trimming were cracked. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

- Grafton , WI, USA

problem #3

Mar 192015

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • 39,733 miles

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

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche ltz. Dashboard is cracking above the instrument cluster, almost directly above the speedo. Finding a lot of forums on this problem with GM trucks and SUV's.

- Berlin, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012014

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The dashboard cracked for no reason in two places. One crack involves the passenger side airbag cover and the cover is coming off due to the crack. I told the dealership and they said they had seen this before but would not cover it. The crack is getting worse and the airbag cover is lifting up which will compromise the airbag deployment. There are many other complaints online of the same issue of cracking of the dashboard and all are saying the dealership will do nothing to fix this defect. This vehicle has already had to have the engine replaced twice due to defects, 3 times if you count the initial rebuilding of the engine.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 062013

Avalanche

  • 29,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, he noticed that the entire dashboard was constantly vibrating. In addition, a crack was visible on the passenger's side dashboard near the air bag housing area. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000.

- St. Helena Island, SC, USA

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