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Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,022 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe seat belts / air bags problems

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #47

Nov 022016


  • 116,000 miles


I noticed that the dash in my 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe ltz is cracked above the air bag on passenger side. I also have read where this is something that is happening to lot of Tahoe, Suburban and Yukon etc. This should be unacceptable for the amount of money I and many other people spend on these vehicles. Something should be done about this. My Tahoe stays garage kept out of the sun and this still happened.

- Wesson, MS, USA

problem #46

Aug 012015


  • 65,000 miles
Dash cracking all along air bag. And all over dash. Which can lead to air bag safety issues while in a wreck.

- Sumrall, MS, USA

problem #45

Dec 012015


  • 100,000 miles
The dashboard on my 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe has two severe above the instrument panel and the other beside the passenger side airbag. It would seem that this crack could interfere with the effectiveness of the airbag. This is a known issue with these vehicles.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #44

Feb 012016


  • 92,000 miles


Purchased vehicle in October 2015. Did not see a crack at time of purchase. Was wiping down the dash one day and noticed a small crack up the center of the steering column. That was mid January. Has now cracked from the middle above the steering column across the dash to the left side corner of the air bag compartment. Dash is unstable. Concerned it will cause airbag to go off prematurely. If in an accident and the airbag were to deploy could send pieces into passengers like shrapnel.

- West Valley City, UT, USA

problem #43

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

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problem #42

Sep 112014


  • 46,000 miles
Dashboard on a 2010 Tahoe cracked in 2014 near the left front corner of the passenger side airbag. If air bag were to deploy the dashboard could become shrapnel injuring occupants.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #41

Jul 182016


  • miles


Takata recall. The contact owns a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the dashboard exhibited a crack near the front passenger's side air bag housing. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V381000 (air bags) however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer declined a loaner vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Mechanicsville, VA, USA

problem #40

May 012016


  • 100,000 miles
2010 Tahoe ltz dash is cracking above the instrument panel and on the passenger side at the airbag site. This has happened over time, the dashboard bounces up and down even on smooth roads.

- Powell, OH, USA

problem #39

Jun 012016


  • miles
Dashboard cracked. Concerned that in case of collision, sharp edges will be broadcast into passenger's compartment.

- Carriere, MS, USA

problem #38

Aug 012015


  • miles
Dashboard above speedometer hump cracked. 6 months later a crack on passenger and driver side by airbags cracked. The cracks are continually getting longer. A total of 3 cracks.

- Brownsville, TN, USA

problem #37

Apr 272016


  • 49,000 miles


Tahoe dash is cracking in two spots. The first is on the corner of the passenger airbag. A very dangerous spot for a jagged edge to be next to an airbag. The 2nd is a much larger crack in the dash that appeared a year later over the instrument hump. I see many cases of Tahoe's and Suburban's online with the same problem. When I see another Tahoe in a parker lot, I always check, and 9 out of 10 times they have the same cracks in the same spots. When I called GM they asked me to take it to a dealership to be looked out. The dealership quoted me $500 to fix. It's time for Chevrolet to acknowledge that they messed up and take responsibility.

- Apopka,, FL, USA

problem #36

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 #35

Oct 012015


  • 83,000 miles
Dash has cracked in two places. One connecting to the air bag and one over the steering wheel. I noticed it about 6-8 months ago (October 2015) and attempted to glue is just getting worse and the crack over the steering will is growing.

- North Richland Hills, TX, USA

problem #34

Mar 012016


  • miles
Three large (and growing) cracks in my dashboard. One around the housing of the airbag. The other two are above the steering wheel. Very concerned that if air bag deploys, dash material from broken piece may become a projectile or puncture the airbag not allowing it to work. I see GM says it is a know design defect but there is no recall. Chevrolet dealer told me it is #1 repaired item on Tahoe.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #33

Mar 012016


  • 88,000 miles
The dash at the corner of my passenger side airbag cracked and now the entire dash rattles. I am worried about how this affects the airbag now. The dash was vibrating so much and it just keeps getting worse. I have looked online and apparently, I am not even close to being the only one with this problem. Please help!

- Crawfordville, FL, USA

problem #32

Apr 252016


  • miles
Cracked dash could affect the safety of the airbags

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #31

Sep 132013


  • 45,000 miles
My dash has cracked in multiple places around the passenger airbag. I have seen this on every Tahoe I looked at when I was in the market and am shocked that GM hasn't recalled the part or the NHTSA hasn't forced GM to correct the issue. What scares me is that the broken plastic might puncture the airbag or be throw if the airbag were to ever deploy.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #30

Jan 152016


  • miles
Cracked dashboard. This is a common issue GM fails to acknowledge. The danger is the plastic shattering if the airbag deploys and because of the material defect in the plastic, large sharp shards can be shot into the cabin area if airbag deploys (shrapnel).

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #29

Apr 012011


  • 40,000 miles
Around 40,000 miles the dash cracked above the instrument panel and around the passenger airbag. If there is an accident and the airbag deploys, I'm afraid it will send fragmented pieces of dash into the vehicle occupants. Additionally, I have concerns whether the jagged edges of plastic could potentially puncture the airbag upon deployment. This is a common occurrence and can be found with complaints all over the internet. Here is one example: Https://

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #28

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

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