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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,878 miles

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 miscellaneous problems

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2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments

problem #17

Nov 012014

Silverado 1500

  • miles


Cracks on the dash board around airbag and also in front of the steer wheel on the top and bottom of dash.

- Liberty Hill, TX, USA

problem #16

May 052016

Silverado 1500

  • 45,000 miles
Dash cracked at right upper corner by passenger airbag which could possibly rip air bag upon deployment

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #15

Jun 012013

Silverado 1500

  • miles
The dash have three cracks in it even though I keep it covered. I see that there are several complaints about the same situation and yet Chevrolet and or the dealers refuse to replace it. I was told it would cost between $200 to $250 to replace it. Chevrolet know of this and yet do not want to take responsibility. Even the dealer stated the this is a defect.

- Cocoa, FL, USA

problem #14

Apr 152015

Silverado 1500

  • 56,000 miles


The dashboard cracked right near airbag on passenger side. I do not use any type of cleaner to make it crack and I also use a visor to cover wind shield. I had this truck for a year and couple months. Every person that I speak with had same problem. And the same spot. I was literally just on my way to dad's house with a birthday cake and I heard a noise so when I got to my destination I looked and didn't notice anything so my boyfriend looked and saw the crack.

- Ennis, TX, USA

problem #13

Jul 132016

Silverado 1500

  • 56,000 miles
Went out to my truck this morning and low and behold, there was a 4" crack in the dash that was not there last night. It starts at the left front corner of the airbag and goes toward the windshield. There is a small piece of black plastic sticking out of the crack. Now I wonder if someone touches it, the air bag will inflate. Is this safe or not?

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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problem #12

Jul 052016

Silverado 1500

  • 81,000 miles
Woke up this morning, got in my 2012 Silverado, and noticed a very large crack in the dash over the instrument cluster. After a quick search, I can see this is a very frequent problem.

- Buncombe, IL, USA

problem #11

Jun 012016

Silverado 1500

  • 44,600 miles


The dash is cracking and Chevy shared that it cost 1500 to replace so they will allow me to pay $600 and they will pay the rest. The truck has 44600 miles I have not replace the tires or brakes yet it is parked under a tree most of the time there is no reason that this should happen.

- Dunedin, FL, USA

problem #10

Jun 082016

Silverado 1500

  • 101,000 miles
Our dashboard cracked at the top left side of the passenger airbag. It is a real safety concern for us. We were driving down the interstate. We have never used armor all on the dashboard.

- Ruskin, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 012015

Silverado 1500

  • 25,000 miles
Dashboard has developed a large crack where the passenger airbag is located. In the event of an airbag deployment this could potentially cause dangerous plastic shrapnel to injure the passenger and/or driver

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #8

May 012016

Silverado 1500

  • 31,000 miles
Cracked dash occurred within the last month. The first is around the passenger side front airbag and the second is just to the left middle of the dash top. See photos. Concerned about loose plastic breaking and propelling if the airbag deploys in an accident. We bought the vehicle last year and it was fine. The cracks began within the last month. 5/13/2016

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #7

Oct 102014

Silverado 1500

  • miles


Dash is cracked at the upper left corner of the passenger air bag. I'm concerned that air bag deployment may be affected. Also, pieces of the dash may become air born in the event of an air bag deployment.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #6

Apr 212016

Silverado 1500

  • 63,000 miles
Dash is cracked at the upper left corner of the passenger air bag. I'm concerned that air bag deployment may be affected. Also, pieces of the dash may become air born in the event of an air bag deployment.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #5

Nov 012015

Silverado 1500

  • miles
The dash is cracked by the air bag housing the door handles are discolored and the exhaust system is also discolored.

- Dexter, NM, USA

problem #4

May 012015

Silverado 1500

  • 37,000 miles
Cracks in the dash at the airbag may become projectiles.

- Fruitland Park, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 282015

Silverado 1500

  • 31,525 miles
Truck was parked when I got back into it the dashboard was cracked

- Donaldsonville, LA, USA

problem #2

Aug 202015

Silverado 1500

  • 55,800 miles
Was driving and heard loud pop. Pulled over and inspected dash and found crack around airbag area passenger side of truck.

- Winnie, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 062012

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Safety concern- potential trailering accident!!! it appears that Chevrolet/GM has changed the wiring in their vehicles so that electric trailer brake controllers no longer illuminate the trailer brake lights when the electric brake controller is operated independently from the vehicle brakes. All brake lights work fine when the foot brake is applied but no brake lights illuminate when the controller overide is applied to operate the trailer brakes independently. There are times when trailering that one only wishes to use the trailer brakes to settle down swaying or on long down hill grades. 2012 vehicles are not wired so that brake lights also work off the controller override switch. I have been towing for over 26 years and brake lights have always worked both on the foot brake and controller override brake switch. This is a potential accident waiting to happen. If one applies the trailer brakes alone with no brake lights illuminating, this could cause another vehicle to slam into the back of the trailer and tow vehicle causing a crash. Chevrolet states they cannot connect the trailer controllers to operate the brake lights as it would back feed power into the electronics of the vehicle voiding any warranty on the vehicle. Trailer brakes lights only work as connected to the vehicle wiring when stepping on the foot brake.

- Enfield, CT, USA

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