Print this page


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
71,850 miles
Total Complaints:
11 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (9 reports)
  2. put on a dash cover (1 reports)
  3. replace dash (1 reports)
2008 Chevrolet Avalanche accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2008 Chevrolet Avalanche Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 012016

Avalanche LTZ 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,656 miles


this vehicle has been garaged kept since new , FIX IT GM STEP UP TO THE PLATE

- George C., Kunkletown, PA, USA

problem #10

Dec 022016

Avalanche LTZ

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

2008 chevy avalanche ltz, with 42000 original miles, has been great truck, however aware of issue of cracking of dashboards; mine now has this issue. Started with hairline crack above airbag on dash and now at 42,000 miles, 12/2/16 another much larger crack is alone side the instrument panel. GM needs to correct this issue as have noticed with other vechicles in same category the same issue. Crack above airbag could also be huge safety issue and as well room for lawsuit if involved in crash; plastic fragments from splitting dashboard in the event of crash could propel with the also now recalled takata airbag.

- J H., Rome, GA, USA

problem #9

Mar 012016

Avalanche LTZ 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Dashboard has cracked in two spots, not sure how if even happened cause my truck has never been in an accident. It just broke from sun I guess. The plastic is made very bad its super low grade. And judging form all these complaints I'm not the only one with this problem. I keep very good care of my car so it was not from no care. Chevy needs to step up and fix some of these concerns if they want to charge the prices they are.

- Chris E., Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #8

May 012015

Avalanche LS V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles


I was cleaning my truck out when I noticed that my passenger side dash had a crack in it above the airbag. Not impressed at all. I take really good care of my truck, has not been in any accidents. Please explain to me why the dash cracked?

- Jerri O., Grant, MI, USA

problem #7

Aug 012013

Avalanche 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Over a year ago I noticed a crack on the dash (top left of passenger airbag). I see this to be the same crack many are experiencing on this forum! Recently, I noticed another crack forming on the drivers side over the instrument cluster! I wasn't so angry about it until I read how many people are having this problem!

This is my second Avalanche, although I love this truck, I am not impressed with the quality of many of the parts used. I will be going by the dealer this week hoping to get an acceptable compromise to resolve this issue or I may have to look into a better built truck. I take good care of my vehicles but have found myself replacing quite a few parts on both my Avalanches, and I'm not talking about normal wear parts.

- tanyanc, Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #6

Jan 012015

Avalanche LT 5.2L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

The dashboard on my babied, garage kept 2008 Avalanche cracked in 2 places. Yes, very disappointed as I know I will probably not be given relief by the dealership. My disappointment turned into anger when I searched this complaint and found out this is a frequent occurring problem with this vehicle make. GM should step up to the plate and issue a recall for SAFETY purposes as this could very possible interfere with air bag function.

I will be contacting the dealer soon to start my complaint process.

- Teresa E., Fishersville, VA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012014

Avalanche Z71 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles


The part costs $298. But installation at a body shop will be another $500! GM had to know this was a crappy build and just ignored the problem.

- Frank H., Oakland, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 112012

Avalanche LT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

GM should take responsibility to replace these dashes - No doubt they are at fault installing very poor quality dashboards for many trucks over many years !!!

- David S., South Padre Island, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 052013

Avalanche LTZ 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles

duck tape will not stick well on the dash. Hard to believe that GM does not stand behind what they produce. Wonder who will bail them out this time. Things have changed. This truck has had several problems but nothing that cost like this $800.

- wailes, Clayton, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 012012

Avalanche LT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,515 miles

I am not the only person with this problem. I feel like Chevrolet should replace without any cost to owners. I keep the dash cleaned & conditioned and always use a reflector in the window to keep the sun from the dash.

- bdupree, Oil City, LA, USA

problem #1

Aug 112011

Avalanche Z71 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,810 miles

just finished getting out of work when I saw this big crack on dash...knowing it was not there less than 24 hours i looked this problem up and was shocked to see all the tahoes,burbans,yukons,avalanches, and even some silverado ltz's with the same problem on the same spot, knowing that i dont have factory warranty i havent gone to dealer yet..going to see what they say...hopefully i dont get b.s'ed around.

- nando, San Antonio, TX, USA

Not what you are looking for?