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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,834 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe miscellaneous problems

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 3 of 5)

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problem #46

Jan 152016


  • miles


The dashboard of my 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe is cracked and my concern is it will affect the airbag in an emergency situation. It started with a small crack and now is cracked in 3 places. There was no reason why this should have happened.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #45

May 122016


  • miles
A random crack, about 2" long, appeared in dash just above and to the right of steering wheel. Further research showed that this is a common occurrence with this make and mode during 2007-2011 and GM is aware but is doing nothing about it.

- Salem, IN, USA

problem #44

May 102012


  • 13,000 miles
Typical Chevy Tahoe dash cracking issue. It worries me that if I am in an accident that sharp pieces of plastic may cause more harm to someone inside the cabin than if it was addressed and repaired. GM is at fault for using cheap materials and the consumer shouldn't have to pay. It isn't caused by anything that the owner of the vehicle is or isn't doing. Purely material and manufacturing defects. We pay $50K for these trucks each the least GM could do is spend the $500 if that per vehicle to replace it.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #43

Aug 012015


  • 60,000 miles


Dash cracked then the piece fell out for no reason

- Oneonta, AL, USA

problem #42

Mar 012016


  • 72,000 miles
Takata recall the dashboard is cracking along the airbag on the passenger side and over the driver side tachometer. My concern is when and if the airbag should deploy, there might possibly be projectiles from this defective crack. Over the past couple of weeks, the crack above the tachometer keeps getting larger. The dash is cracked all of the time when stationary and moving. I went to the local Chevrolet dealership. The service manager stated that the cracked dash was a defect for sure. He also stated that they see this problem all of the time. When we called GM assistance, they stated they would not pay for it because it was out of warranty and there were no recalls on the dash. This is similar to other complaints I have seen on the internet. I am not sure exactly when the dash first cracked because my wife is the primary driver and is not tall enough to see over the dash in a seated position. I drove her car and noticed it March of 2016, but it could have happened sooner.

- Evans, GA, USA

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problem #41

Mar 222016


  • 24,300 miles
2011 Chevy Tahoe 24K miles dash cover is cracked. Vehicle is meticulously maintained and the dash has cracked. Worried about further degradation especially around air bag as this seems to be a widespread issue with this vehicle.

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #40

Oct 062015


  • 55,000 miles


Top of dashboard cracked - no accident involved. I have concerns about the airbag working properly now. Dealer wants $1,000 to fix it.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #39

Feb 262016


  • 23,000 miles
Cracked dash by passenger air bag, vehicle only has 23,000 miles. Concerned bout debris or projectiles after airbag deployment

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #38

Sep 082015


  • 78,000 miles
The car was parked in the garage not running. I opened the lift gate. It opened fine then when I went to put something into the cargo area the lift gate started slowly closing. I backed out from under it and it suddenly crashed closed nearly hitting me. The struts have not worked since. We have to manually open the lift gate and prop it open with a broomstick handle.

- Franklin, OH, USA

problem #37

Jan 052016


  • 85,000 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 GM.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #36

Jul 012015


  • miles


The dashboard has 3 cracks in it that randomly showed up, 2 at the top left corner on the passenger side by the air bag and the other the top left side of the drivers side above the instrument panel

- Atoka, TN, USA

problem #35

Feb 082016


  • 88,000 miles
Cracked dash board above instrument cluster and around airbag.

- Hockley, TX, USA

problem #34

Jan 012013


  • 28,000 miles
Dashboard cracking around the airbag and over the top of the instrument panel.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #33

Jan 162016


  • 58,600 miles
Dash is cracking around passenger side airbag and the instrument cluster. 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 GM.

- Bentonville, AR, USA

problem #32

Jan 242016


  • 34,342 miles
On 1-24-16 I went to get in my vehicle and noticed that the dash was cracked on the drivers side above the instrument panels. 1-27-16 I now notice a crack in the dash on the passenger side by the air bag. I am worried if in an accident the cracked dash is going to cause more injuries. I have contacted my local dealer who pretty much blew me off. I also emailed GM and they told me to contact my local dealer no one wants to correct this problem and I am sure I am not the only one with this issue. This happened while it was parked in my garage for no reason.

- Logan, OH, USA

problem #31

Jan 152016


  • 58,000 miles
I have a 2011 Tahoe which I purchased new. It has always been parked in a covered parking garage during the day and in my covered carport in the evenings. It has 58,000. Miles and while cleaning the truck I noticed a crack in the dash on the drivers side approximately 3.5 inches long and another crack on the passengers side, in the corner of where the airbag is located. I am very concerned that in case of an accident these cracks could jeopardize the integrity of the airbags. The dealership has stated that I would have to incure the cost of replacement. This truck is still in absolute perfect condition otherwise.

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #30

Feb 022015


  • 42,000 miles
My dash has cracked and I'm worried that if I'm ever in an accident that I may be injured if the air bags deploy and send pieces of the dash at me. Seems to be a big problem with GM SUV's and trucks. There is even a facebook page with a couple thousand members: Https://

- Hope Mills, NC, USA

problem #29

Jun 052015


  • 76,000 miles
Hi I currently own a 2011 Chevy Tahoe lt model with 78,547 mile on it and the dash is crarcked around the passenger airbag and over the instrument cluster and which I think might comprimise the airbag on deployment which would put my children and passengers at risk of a fatality in the event that an accident occurs and GM should recall this problem its not just mine but most all GM models 07-13 are affected by this and we as the customers are concerned with our passengers safety and would like to get this recalled before something fatal does occur thanks.

- Midway, KY, USA

problem #28

Dec 312014


  • 40,000 miles
I was wiping dust off the dashboard and saw a small crack on the corner of the dash that meets the airbag compartment as well as a crack on the same dash panel on the driver's side. At the time my vehicle was only three years old but a few hundred miles past warranty. I immediately reported it to the dealership. I was told they had received numerous complaints, but I would have to pay for a replacement. I was also told that several of those that had their dash replaced were experiencing the same problem again. After seeing the same type of complaint from other owners and the cracks on my dash continuing to spread, I decided to file a complaint. My concern is a safety issue with these cracks causing the air bags to malfunction and inflate while driving causing injury. Every person I know that has this vehicle is experiencing the same problem. I am requesting that you investigate this issue. I believe there should be a recall and a replacement with a dash that is made of a more durable, safer material.

- Fitzgerald, GA, USA

problem #27

Jan 102016


  • 62,000 miles
While driving on interstate I10 Sept 2015, noticed a small crack developed on dash over the instrument cluster hump. Initial crack was approximately 3" and has continued to crack and extend toward the driver position. Dash crack is now 7". concerned the sharp plastic dash could cause additional injury in the event of an accident. Vehicle has 68,000 miles.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

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