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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,222 miles

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #46

May 312016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V831000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed for 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.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #45

Sep 012016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 98,000 miles
Dashboard cracking behind airbag and over the speedo cluster. May cause plastic shrapnel if airbag is deployed injuring occupants

- Ambridge, PA, USA

problem #44

May 012016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 16V3810000 (air bags) was received in may of 2016. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Tomball, TX, USA

problem #43

Nov 062016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 90,000 miles

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

Takata recall. GM says on NHTSA web site that they consider my truck safe to drive all they did was turn the air bag off. Which makes a key safety component inoperable this is not exceptable. And they still can't replace the inflaiter, I am forced to drive an unsafe vehicle this is also unexceptable. My question is - is this an exceptable remedy even if temporary to the NHTSA. I feel as though GM has replaced one potential tragedy with another. I am considering contacting a lawyer. My vehicle is not always stationary

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #42

Nov 102015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 68,000 miles
Dashboard cracking behind airbag and over the speedo cluster. May cause plastic shrapnel if airbag is deployed injuring occupants.

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

problem #41

Jul 012016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact was not experiencing a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Lockhart, TX, USA

problem #40

Jun 242016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 111,000 miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact stated that the dashboard began to crack. The failure mileage was approximately 111,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Novato, CA, USA

problem #39

Sep 192016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 46,000 miles
The airbag warning light came on. Truck has 46000 miles on it. The sensor on the driver's side was defective. It cost $328 (with labor) to replace.

- Venetia, PA, USA

problem #38

May 302016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. 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 notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Foothill Ranch, CA, USA

problem #37

Sep 102016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at any speed, the instrument panel indicators illuminated and an "air bag had to be serviced" message appeared. The vehicle was driven to the dealer where the failure was diagnosed as "failing front impact sensor". the vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000. Updated 11/08/16

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #36

Sep 152016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 70,000 miles

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

Takata recall- dash is cracking in several places surrounding the passenger airbag. Started when the truck had less than 70,000 miles. (truck now has ~109,000) aside from the dash cracking on a fairly low mileage and very well kept and maintained vehicle, the safety fears stem from the possibility of pieces of dash flying apart and striking passengers if the airbags are ever to deploy. Or in a sudden stop, etc... I have seen several complaints about this issue. I can upload photos if necessary.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #35

Sep 062016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Jacksonville, AR, USA

problem #34

Sep 082016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. 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.

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #33

May 272016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 44,000 miles
Takata recall date is May 27, 2016 yet I just received a letter in mid August informing me that Chevrolet is further delaying addressing the problem. The danger of serious injury and fatality from these airbags is well documented, my truck is over 7 years old in an extremely hot climate (Texas--116 degrees recently) which increases risk and yet Chevrolet is delaying--doubtless in hopes more vehicles will age out and reduce their costs--despite the risk of death of their customers this delay entails. Please insist Chevrolet quickly move to address this potentially fatal risk ideally prioritizing vehicles that are older and in hotter climates since that seems to the highest risk groups. I am disgusted with General Motors and my next vehicle will be a Tesla because Tesla accept responsibility and address safety issues without delay. Please aggressively require this recall on a dangerous product whose manufacturer (takata) has admitted the problem. The necessity has been clearly established in other cases and Chevrolet's only possible reason for delay is that they prioritize avoiding expense to correct their mistake over customer's lives.

- Liberty Hill, TX, USA

problem #32

Aug 052015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Same as many others.crack on dash board left corner connecting to air bag. Crack on top of dash board above gauges.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #31

Aug 022016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags). The manufacturer declined to repair the vehicle per the recall. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Haslet, TX, USA

problem #30

Nov 012011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 40,000 miles
We have a dash crack from driver side to passenger side not all the way just cracks in different areas; however what worries us the most is the 2" crack at the left hand corner of where the passenger airbag is. The specific area is top left hand corner of the airbag seam there is a crack and I truly worry about the airbag deploying and shooting plastic pieces everywhere from that crack.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #29

Jul 282016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 65,000 miles
I have various cracks in my dash. There is a large one in the middle of the dash. This one occurred just this year (2016). But the other is more concerning, especially since it is up against the passenger airbag. This one has existed for several years (2014 or earlier). I didn't think about this being a problem until the takata airbag recall came up. I am worried that should I get into an accident, that the cracked plastic will become loose debris, and cause additional harm to any passengers. An interesting thing I've noticed is a popping noise coming from the dash. This occurs after I have been driving with the air conditioner on for a while. When I perform a google search, this seems to be a fairly common problem. In fact, there is a facebook group that has about 5000 members - https://www.facebook.com/groups/gmdashcrack/ - this is how I found out about this website. I am uploading 2 pictures. The image ending in 27, is the center crack. You'll notice that it is split completely for the full depth of that piece. The image ending in 32, is the crack that sits next to the passenger airbag. I am unable to determine if these cracks occurred while driving or not. They just seemed to appear over time.

- Leander, TX, USA

problem #28

Jun 202016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 230,000 miles
Dash board is cracking on passenger side by airbag in tow places and on driver side by window vent

- Dahlonega, GA, USA

problem #27

Jun 132016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 77,000 miles
Service airbag light came on this morning after start up. Restarted truck to see if warning would clear. I still have the message and believe there's something wrong with the airbag or the sensors.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

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