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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,032 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #28

Jul 042011


  • miles


Dash above gauges started cracking and keeps growing as well as a 2-3in crack by passenger air bag

- Brenham, TX, USA

problem #27

Jul 252016


  • 110,000 miles
Dashboard cracked in two (2) places- am worried if air back goes off, shrapnel will fly through inside and injure or kill the passengers.

- Great Falls, VA, USA

problem #26

Aug 012015


  • 60,000 miles
Dash cracking above gauge cluster and around passenger side airbag. Concerned that if pieces would come loose in an accident it could impede on the protection from the airbag.

- Fleetwood, PA, USA

problem #25

Aug 172015


  • 68,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the dashboard was cracked above the air bag area. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 68,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #24

Jul 012015


  • 95,000 miles
The dashboard cracked starting with the left corner of the passenger side airbag and continues across the dash all the way to the drivers side steering column. A small piece near the passenger side airbag fell into the dash and we are concerned that it could become a projectile if the airbag were to deploy. The crack appeared suddenly and has worsened over time. Parking/storing conditions of the vehicle have varied over time and no specific incident that we are aware of caused the crack.

- Apopka, FL, USA

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problem #23

Jul 202016


  • 53,000 miles
The dash board cracked after beu6ng parked outside for no more than 4 hours.

- Carson, CA, USA

problem #22

Jul 012015


  • 50,000 miles


Garage kept Tahoe has cracked dashboard above instrument panel and passenger side airbag. If car was in an accident, shards of sharp plastic could injure passengers. This is a common issue in GM vehicles. GM should have a recall to replace the dashboard.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #21

Dec 102015


  • 50,000 miles
The dashboard of my 2010 Tahoe cracked around 55K miles in 2015 while driving. It seems like this defect is due to the amount of vibration/usage of vehicle, since most notice damage after 50K miles regardless of how long they've owned it or its exposure to the sun.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #20

Aug 252014


  • miles
Tahoe dash is cracking on the corner of the passenger airbag. A very dangerous spot for a jagged edge to be next to an airbag.

- Nrh, TX, USA

problem #19

Jun 012016


  • 110,000 miles
Dashboard around airbag cracking into pieces exposing internal components. No accidents, well maintained vehicle. On line search shows " common problem". left and right dash cracks thru and thru plastic.

- Clinton, CT, USA

problem #18

May 262016


  • 106,000 miles


Takata recall I just notice a crack on the left top side of my dashboard a day after I brought my vehicle to get service at bical Chevrolet dealer. I return to get answers and the dealer told me it's a known issue for these type of vehicle and they will not pay for the repair. I call Chevrolet GM (case # 8-2129107909) and they told me this was the first time hearing about this issue and will no pay for the repair. Personally I think this is wrong and there should be a recall or some type of repair for vehicles that are currently crack in the same places on the dashboard especially long side passenger airbag. I would like something be done about my dashboard where I don't have to pay for it.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #17

May 182015


  • miles
I came out to start my car one day and noticed that my dash board cracked in two places. It seems like it happened over night theres a huge crack splitting into another one above my steering wheel and another crack on the crease of the passenger side air bag which is causing it to lift and looks like it could set off the airbag unexpectedly. Very dangerous especially as I have children in the car on a daily basis.

- Atwater, CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 012013


  • 50,000 miles
In 2013 I noticed small cracks on the dash around the top corners of the passenger airbag. Since then, I will hear random "popping" sounds as new cracks develop on the dash above the instrument panel. There's about 3 inches left before the entire thing cracks open. There's a semi-circle piece now missing from the dash because the crack opened up entirely and the piece is now rattling somewhere in the dash... after a particularly loud crack, I noticed the passenger airbag light will intermittently come on. This is the light that says whether it's "on or off." Most of the time it will not come on, even with a person clearly sitting in the passenger seat. I'm afraid the airbag will either fail to deploy or randomly deploy...

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #15

Jan 152016


  • 55,900 miles
The dashboard has 2 cracks in it that randomly showed up, 1 in at the top left corner on the pasenger side by the air bag and the other the top left side of the drivers side above the instument panel and its getting larger by the day.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #14

Sep 012015


  • 84,000 miles
This the 2nd time mine dashboard has cracked on paassenger side of mine 2010 Tahoe. The 1st time serra Chevrolet fixed at no cost to me. This time that said that it would be over a $1,000 dollars. I do not think I should have to pay this, I park in mine garage. I would like to be able to go get it corrected at no cost to me. I just saw that it had happen, there were no accidents.

- Lakeland, TN, USA

problem #13

Jul 302014


  • miles
Dashboard is cracking on passenger side and driver side. Could puncture airbag in event of a crash.

- Southaven, MS, USA

problem #12

Jan 012013


  • miles
The dashboard is cracking in several places. One location is right above the instrument cluster. The other is around the passenger side airbag. This is a safety hazard as an airbag deployment could result in plastic breaking free and become flying projectiles within the cabin. Like many other vehicles with this same issue, the vehicle is well maintained, garage kept, and in good working order. The way that GM designed the dashboards and the materials used for the dashboards are the reason for this issue.

- Lacombe, LA, USA

problem #11

Jan 042016


  • 58,000 miles
The passenger side front interior chrome door handle has begun peeling which results in a sharp edge on the door handle which results in minor cuts on human hands when a person pulls on the handle to open the door. This is the same issue experienced with 2007 Chevy Tahoe which resulted in NHTSA ea 10004. NHTSA ea 10004 resulted in Chevrolet extending warranty on this issue for 100,000 miles or 10 years. I contacted Chevrolet about this issue with 2010 Tahoe and they are not willing to extend the warranty on this model without NHTSA enforcement. The driver side front handle had the same problem in 2012. GM fixed that handle for free because car was under 36,000 mile / 3 year warranty. Online search reveals that other post- 2007 model Tahoe owners are having same issue. Since issue is with door handle, vehicle is stationary when door handle is used.

- Fair Haven, NJ, USA

problem #10

Jul 072015


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving the vehicle, there was an abnormal rattling noise. The contact noticed that the center of the dashboard was cracked above the instrument panel and near the passenger and front air bags. The contact was concerned that the air bag could deploy. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was not available.

- Beaumount, TX, USA

problem #9

Nov 202015


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe. While entering the vehicle, the contact noticed that the dashboard was cracked above the instrument panel as well as on the passenger side air bag. The contact was concerned that the air bag might deploy. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000. Updated 1/20/2016

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

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