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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,001 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Aug 242016


  • 80,838 miles


Noticed large cracked on dash board above instrument cluster and around airbag. Due to the location of crack around passenger side air bag, a recall should be issued and dash should be replaced.

- Hixson, TN, USA

problem #22

Aug 012016


  • 100,000 miles
Cracked dash

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #21

Jul 112015


  • miles
Dashboard is cracking - from unknown reason

- Trenton, FL, USA

problem #20

Apr 202016


  • miles


Dashboard has started cracking causing concerns over driver and passenger safety

- Monee, IL, USA

problem #19

Jun 192016


  • 64,000 miles
2011 Chevy Tahoe dash crack, 6/19/16, no trauma, parked in car port, 64K miles. Once researched found this to be a frequent issue with no solution from GM/Chevy. Requesting recall for defective dash material, risk of airbag deployment if continues to crack.

- Spencer, NC, USA

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problem #18

May 312016


  • 44,000 miles
The dash in my vehicle cracked significantly last week as I was making a right hand turn, GM indicated that there has not been a recall but after reading into it, this issue seems to be quite prevalent. This needs to be addressed.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #17

Nov 012015


  • 45,000 miles


Dash is cracked is several areas

- Niceville, FL, USA

problem #16

May 012016


  • 110,000 miles
Dash on 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe has cracked on the passenger side next to the airbag panel. Dash has also cracked on the driver side above the instrument panel cluster. Concern is that in a car accident where the air bags deploy the dash board may break apart and become shrapnel causing additional injury, permanent disability, or death to the passenger.

- Harvest, AL, USA

problem #15

Mar 012014


  • miles
Takata recall on cracked dashboard: 2011 Chevy Tahoe, 50K when cracks were noticed. Dashboard cracked in three places: Along side the airbag on passenger side and over the steering wheel of driver side. My concerns is the endangerment from flying shards from the defective cracked dashboard. I am the first and only owner of this vehicle since day one, with normal dailing commute (work, home etc), and well maintain.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #14

Mar 282016


  • 40,000 miles
The dash just recently cracked over the steering wheel. This vehicle had been garaged, I use window covers, and it only has 40,000. I am 100% a GM customer, but the lack of quality with respect to materials is extremely disappointing.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #13

Oct 012015


  • 70,000 miles


2011 Tahoe ltz with 70,000 miles, dash started making a rattling noise, found the dash cracked in several places above the instrument panel, after initial crack, the dash vibrates and rattles more, causing more cracking.

- Cornelius, NC, USA

problem #12

Dec 072015


  • 48,000 miles
Dash is cracking around passenger side airbag. This is unsafe because in the event of passenger airbag deploying, shards of cracked dash can become projectiles. Many complaints on internet about same issue, no resolution from dealer or GM customer service.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #11

Nov 142015


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the dashboard cracked near the air bags. The contact was concerned that the air bags might inadvertently deploy. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Manfield, TX, USA

problem #10

Dec 012015


  • 72,340 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while driving, a crack was noticed on the dashboard. The contact was concerned for their safety and that the air bags could inadvertently deploy. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,340.

- Clayton, DE, USA

problem #9

Sep 202015


  • miles
The dash cracked on passenger side. No warning signs of it happening and sharp. Car was not running at the time it vehicle only had 46,000 miles at the time.

- Hartselle, AL, USA

problem #8

Oct 032015


  • 30,000 miles
Plastic dashboard is cracking and creating potential projectile pieces of sharp plastic in case of impact. Cracking near the passenger side airbag and near the driver side instrument cluster. Cracks just showed up, there was nothing visible before them and suddenly they are there.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #7

Sep 192015


  • 100,000 miles
Noticed major crack on dashboard both on passenger and driver side. This just apppeared car was parked for the night went out in the morning and noticed the crack. The car has not been involved in any accidents or abused. This is a car that had been kept very clean both interior and exterior.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #6

Jul 102015


  • 44,352 miles
While driving on city streets several days ago I heard a loud popping sound as if an object has hit the windshield. After stopping to inspect for damage and not finding any glass cracks or chips I drove on. Shortly thereafter I noticed a noise coming from the dash area and found that the center portion of the dashboard at the radio speaker was loose due to fact that the tab which is designed to hold the center fastener was broken by the weight and movement of the speaker. Upon further examination I found that the dashboard was cracked at the upper left hand corner of the airbag compartment on the passenger side. The vehicle was taken to a local GM dealer this morning due to safety concerns with regards to the air bags either being deployed accidentally or in the event of a real accident, damage to the air bags due to the broken edges of the plastic dash material. Furthermore, personal injury could occur as a result of flying debris from the loose, broken or brittle plastic pieces immediately adjacent to the air bag compartment. According to the local dealer they are and have been aware of these type of failure to the dash components for several years (dating back to 2005) on this vehicle but to date they have issued no bulletins or recall notices. This information is also documented here on your website where I was able to find at least 15 similar complaints filed with NHTSA within just the last 24 months most of which identify the exact same location of failure to be the upper left hand corner of the dash adjacent to the air bag compartment. It seems obvious that GM has no desire to address this issue on their own without being pushed to do so. Your attention to this issue would be greatly appreciated by many, many GM owners.

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #5

Apr 012015

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 43,500 miles
The dash on my Tahoe is cracking. I have done a little research online and found it is quite common, especially around the passenger side airbag. I feel this is dangerous if the airbag is deployed. I believe it will send pieces of the dash at the occupants of my vehicle.

- Hope Mills, NC, USA

problem #4

Jul 012013


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that the passenger's side dashboard became cracked unexpectedly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the mechanic stated that the entire dashboard had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 55,000. The current mileage was 60,000.

- Humble, TX, USA

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