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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,865 miles

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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 4 of 6)

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problem #45

Nov 032008

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


There are 2 cracks in the dash. One crack is 2" long, near the passenger side airbag. The other crack is 7" long, driver side, "hump" above the instrument cluster. I have done extensive research on this problem to see if its an anomaly. It isn't. I am a member of a facebook group who has the exact same problem with their Tahoe and similar models. Please refer to this link for a visual please see facebook group below for more information and background as well it would appear this is a manufacturing defect. The cracks are in the exact same location amongst hundreds, if not thousands, of consumers. I am worried the crack on the passenger side of the dash is a hazard if the air bag is deployed. The cost to replace the dash is between $1,000-$1,500.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #44

Nov 102012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Noticed a crack on the dash board right above the gauge cluster. Have a family member with the same vehicle and saw that their vehicles dash was full of cracks and decided to research the issue. I found blogs and videos through out the internet of people all around with the same problem. My main concern is that I have also found that the next crack in the dash I will see will be on the corner of the dash at the passenger air bag. I'm afraid this could affect the proper deployment of the air bag.

- Deleon Springs , FL, USA

problem #43

Dec 082012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
Dashboard has cracked on the passenger side corner above the airbag. Dash has not been subjected to stress / pressure. It appears to be a manufacturer defect as this has happened to many individuals online. I fear that this crack will expand and can potentially affect the passenger airbag itself. As this vehicle is a '07 model, it should not crack after less than 5 years normal wear and tear.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #42

Aug 062007

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles


Car has not been in an accident. Just concerns like so many other GM customers. There is a crack that is at the airbag, on the passenger side, that keeps getting bigger. Concerned that airbag might deploy, or not work at all. Have contacted GM corporate several times telling them about the same issue that other customers are having in this same area. When contacting GM they tell me that they have not heard of this issue, but there are so many customers that have complain online. I was told to take my vehicle to the dealership for further inspection and was told that this could have happen by using armorall, in that case the whole console would be cracked and not in certain places where all other customers are seeing the same exact cracks. Actually the entire console is affected with several cracks. If GM was not aware, how come some of their customers consoles have been changed out by the dealership? more than once. They tell me because of the model and the mileage of my vehicle it would not qualify. This is a material issue plus a safety issue if it affects the stability of an airbag. There are even videos on U tube that shows a visual picture.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #41

Nov 242012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The dashboard cracked 4 inches on driver side hump next to airbag.

- Trophy Club, TX, USA

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problem #40

Apr 082011


  • 48,000 miles
My dash is cracking in two places above my airbags. The cracks are causing my dash to bulge. It has been brought to my attention that numerous 2007 Tahoe's and Yukon's all have dash cracks in the same areas. I have contacted GM about this problem and have not received any help. I am worried it will affect my airbags deploying.

- Coffee Springs , AL, USA

problem #39

Sep 142012


  • 74,000 miles


Two cracks located on the dash. One is located on the left hand side of the driver side "hump" and the other is located on the left hand side of the passenger side airbag and connects from the airbag to the vent. I am concerned that these will effect airbag deployment if a crash occurs. I have read multiple complaints of the same nature on the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe.

- Dickson, TN, USA

problem #38

Aug 012012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Dash cracked on left side of steering wheel hump. A few months later the dash cracked on the upper left side of passenger air bag.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #37

Oct 152012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 48,769 miles
This is the second time that the dashboard cracked. I boought the Tahoe in 04/13/2010 and had 25,967 miles in June 7, 2011 after paying $350 for labor the dealer replaced the dashboard and now a year and four months it is cracked again and I spoke with a services person at the dealer and they told me it is been a year and there is not coverage for. I'm very upset I just can't believe that it only lasted a year so if I spent my money fixing this again how long will it take till it brakes again.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #36

Apr 012010

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
The dash has major cracking around the airbag and on top of the dash in the area of the steering wheel. The first incident occurred in April 2010, had the dash replaced under warranty approximately Sept/Oct 2010. The second incident occurred in August 2012. Same cracks in dash around airbag. I can't help but wonder if these cracks compromise the airbag in any way. Or if the vehicle is involved in a collision will the dash pieces become airborne projectiles. Have spoken with GM and while they acknowledge that they have had issues with the dash cracking, they do not acknowledge a defect in the dash. A simple internet search provides several instances of these same cracks occurring in many 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, Avalanche, and 2007 GMC Yukon. Yes, I could pay to have a new dash installed but it will be the same defective part that will crack again causing the same safety concerns.

- Long Beach, MS, USA

problem #35

May 302012


  • 60,389 miles


Upon inspection of the dashboard it has cracked both above the steering wheel on the left side and at the corner of the airbag on the passenger side. I am concerned that if this cracks any worse the airbag may deploy and injure a passenger or it may cause the steering column to malfunction if the dashboard falls. Chevy should be recalling this so that no one is injured.

- Essex, MD, USA

problem #34

Mar 012012

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. Consumer states several issues with vehicle and request information on recalls, service bulletins, warranties or lemon law the consumer stated the cruise control down shifted to 2nd while driving at highway speeds and on hills, the starter would hang, there was a noise coming from the ac compressor. The transmission was replaced. However, it continued to hesitate after the vehicle was started, as well as a vibration. There was a clicking noise coming from the differential, the idle needle would rise, while at a stop, the battery drained, the engine stalled, the dash was cracked, there was a problem with the suspension, the tire pressure monitoring system was repaired three times, the passenger side mirror was inoperable, the weather strip had come off the vehicle and there was a clicking noise coming from the U-joint.

- Killeen, TX, USA

problem #33

Sep 012009

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
There is a crack at the passenger side airbag that appears to be unsafe in head on collision. If you reference Chevrolet forums-Tahoe website you will see 45 pages of failures and GM is very selective on whom they will replace or deny.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #32

Jan 022012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
Driver and passenger interior door handle chrome peeling, slices fingers.

- Prosser, WA, USA

problem #31

Jan 042012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
The dash cracked on the passenger side above the airbag. After researching I found that this is a common problem with these vehicle.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #30

Nov 022011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
I was on R&R leave from the middle East from 26 Oct 2011 thru 09 Nov. On the 2nd of November I attempted to open my driver side door and the pealing chrome on the door handle slit through my middle finger. The pealing is razor sharp and left a one inch cut in the center of my finger. I had to place tape over the door handle to prevent being cut again. Who can I contact about this hazard. I am active duty army and I am out of the country quite a bit so if there is a recall on this I need to know. I am the first and only owner of my Tahoe.

- Hephzibah, GA, USA

problem #29

Sep 192011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
Door handles keep breaking off.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #28

Aug 092011

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 77,550 miles
The door handle detaches from the door! I have had this happen 3 times now! it costs $170 to repair and it continues to happen. I believe this is a flaw with the vehicle which should be repaired at no cost by the manufacturer.

- Fulton, TX, USA

problem #27

May 022011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
Dashboard has spontaneously started to crack in several spots. Sharp edges may cause injury in the event of a crash.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #26

Apr 102011

Tahoe 4WD 8-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
I received about a 1 inch cut/gash on the palm of my hand due to peeling 'chrome' on the interior drivers door handle of a 2007 Chevy Tahoe that I purchased less than a month ago. The 'chrome' is peeling on at least two of the 4 interior door handles. I have searched numerous sites, and noticed multiple complaints, but there has been no recall issued.

- Haslett, MI, USA

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