really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,065 miles

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 miscellaneous problems

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #41

Jun 222015

Silverado 1500

  • 170,000 miles


Dashboard crack on the left-hand side of passenger airbag. And dashboard rattles on driver-side. Very concerned if in an accident the dashboard will send projectiles because it's so close to airbag.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #40

Jun 012017

Silverado 1500

  • miles
Cracked dashboard near airbag.

- Heber, CA, USA

problem #39

Oct 152017

Silverado 1500

  • 57,000 miles
Upon wiping my dashboard with a dry cloth(never used any products to clean, or treat the dashboard area) and I do not park vechile in direct sunlight.... I noticed 4 to 5 cracks in the dashboard area of both drivers side and passengers side...most concerning... that 2 of the cracks are around the passanger air bag located on the passenger side dashboard...this is unacceptable as a consumer of GM and a Chevy Silverado who purchased a vechile thats priced above $45,000. I believe this should be taken very seriously considering the location of these cracks and should be a recall by GM considering the fact that many people are experiencing the same issues.....

- Harrison, NJ, USA

problem #38

Oct 142017

Silverado 1500

  • 82,000 miles


2013 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado dash cracked above passenger air bag could cause flying sharp plastic pieces if deployed

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

problem #37

Oct 122017

Silverado 1500

  • 125,120 miles
While vehicle was in motion we heard a popping noise from front of cabin. Then saw two cracks in the dash. One at the passenger air bag and the other on driver side at the instrument cluster.

- Kingston, GA, USA

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problem #36

Sep 012017

Silverado 1500

  • 67,000 miles
Cracked dash board

- Lexington, SC, USA

problem #35

Aug 292017

Silverado 1500

  • 65,127 miles


I was driving & heard a very loud noise but didn't know what it was till I was cleaning/vacuuming my vehicle the next day. I was cleaning the vehicle & the dashboard was very dirty so I was lightly cleaning it with a rag & the rag got stuck so when I checked what it was I noticed a very big crack. It also cracked by the airbag & I honestly feel like that is a hazard. It bothers me to think I'm paying over $40K for a vehicle that I chose to defend my family & might malfunction if I'm ever in an accident.

- Edinburg, TX, USA

problem #34

Aug 162017

Silverado 1500

  • 44,000 miles
Radio volume and turn signal sound stopped even radio on. When turned completely off, phone symbol started flashing on radio screen and stayed on. Security alerts for seat belt, door open and key in ignition also not working. Has progressively gotten worse. Vehicle was stationary when first started and problem as continued while driving. When turned off the radio display will not go off even though turned off. Dealership has no clue what's wrong. Saw online where 2014 Silverado recalled for base radio problems that are similar to this problem (14V301000).

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #33

Jan 042017

Silverado 1500

  • 45,000 miles
My dash has cracked in 2 spots. My truck is always parked in a parking garage and is well taken care of. It also has a rattle in the dash.

- Sorrento, FL, USA

problem #32

Jun 232016

Silverado 1500

  • miles
My dash has crack in it, on top of passenger side airbag( that should and is a safety issue! the other crack is on the driver side!!!

- Collinsville, OK, USA

problem #31

Jul 062017

Silverado 1500

  • 97,380 miles


Huge crack on the dash possibly affecting the deployment of the air bag in the event of a crash. Crack was there when I got in the truck in the morning.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #30

May 012017

Silverado 1500

  • 28,000 miles
The dashboard around the front passenger airbag is cracked. Unknown when it cracked.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #29

Jun 012017

Silverado 1500

  • 36,000 miles
Cracked dash. Common issue with 2007-2013 from a quick search online. Cracked right at air bag so worried if air bag were to come out shards of plastic would deflate air bag or hurt passengers.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #28

Apr 292017

Silverado 1500

  • 12,000 miles
I purchased this vehicle new from crews chevroet in North charleston South Carolina. The vehicle has less than 12000 miles. Approximately two weeks ago for no apparent reason I discovered a crack in the dash near the passanger air bag. I took the vehicle to crews Chevrolet and the service person stated it was probably due to the sun. I purchased GM's major guard extended protection and eventhough the dash is not listed under items not covered I was told the dash is not covered under the extended warranty. I have contacted Chevrolet customer service and am scheduled to have the vehicle inspected again on 27 May 2017. This is definately a product defect or material defect. I have read on the internet all the other cracked dash issues with GM/Chevrolet. At what point is GM/Chevrolet going to admit this is a defect and customers will see a recall? this crack runs right at the corner of the passanger airbag and I feel this is a safety issue.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #27

May 132017

Silverado 1500

  • 55,294 miles
Passenger side dashboard is cracked between the airbag cover and the front of the dashboard top panel. It turns out this is a problem others have noticed on these models as well. My concern is the proximity to the airbag. Other owners have posted photos of larger cracks and holes in the dashboard in this location. I don't want it to cause an issue with airbag functionality were there to be an airbag deployment event. I don't know how long this had been cracked but it was first noticed by my wife on 5/13/2017.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #26

May 132017

Silverado 1500

  • 72,000 miles
The dash on my 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has cracked just above the airbag on the passenger side of the vehicle. To me this poses a safety concern should there be a collision causing the airbag to deploy where the crack may puncture the airbag. The vehicle was stationary, being parked just in front of my house when the crack occurred.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #25

Apr 122017

Silverado 1500

  • 50,000 miles
Cracked dashboard with only 50K miles on the truck.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #24

Mar 222017

Silverado 1500

  • 50,000 miles
The dashboard has developed a large sharp crack in it about 9 inches long. This truck has been garage kept and has never been wrecked. It just appeared one day.

- Bear Lake, MI, USA

problem #23

Mar 022017

Silverado 1500

  • 47,000 miles
Cracking dashboard by air bag

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #22

Jan 092017

Silverado 1500

  • 30,000 miles
Dash cracked from corner of passenger air bag to corner of defrost vent. Concerned if air bag deploys dash fragments may cause bodily harm. Not sure if cracked formed during motion or sitting stationary.

- Collinsville, VA, USA

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