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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,800 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.

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche miscellaneous problems

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2012 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 012016


  • miles


My dash is cracking around the airbag. I am worried about this affecting the operation of the airbags and possibly causing them to prematurely inflate.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #4

Aug 032016


  • miles
My dashboard on the drivers side has begun to develop a crack. It appears to be getting larger as time goes on. It developed out of no where.

- Stoneham, MA, USA

problem #3

May 102016


  • 30,000 miles
Dash board creaked above air bag.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 302016


  • miles
My Avalanche is a 2012 with 36500 miles on it. I heard a rattling noise and found my dash is cracked above the instrument panel.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152014

Avalanche 4WD 8-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
Dashboard on a 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche ltz cracked in the area of the passenger airbag. Concerned that this defect may cause shrapnel in the event of an airbag deployment.

- Saint Marys, GA, USA

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