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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,036 miles

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2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Jan 052015


  • 65,000 miles


The dashboard is cracking in several places. One location is right above the instrument cluster. The other is around the passenger side airbag. This is a safety hazard as an airbag deployment could result in plastic breaking free and become flying projectiles within the cabin. Like many other vehicles with this same issue, the vehicle is well maintained, garage kept, and in good working order. The way that GM designed the dashboards and the materials used for the dashboards are the reason for this issue. Both GM and our local dealership have denied me any assistance in having the dashboard replaced.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #22

Jul 012014


  • 30,000 miles
Multiple cracks on top of dashboard on both driver and passenger sides near airbag.

- Fort Lauderdale , FL, USA

problem #21

Oct 012014


  • 65,000 miles
Hi the dashboard has 2 cracks in it. One on driver side and one on passenger where the airbag would deploy from. I feel it is a major safety issue wit my children in the car if an accident was to occurs the plastic dash being cracked could cut or kill one of my children. Thanks

- Forked River , NJ, USA

problem #20

Jan 072013


  • miles


Dashboard has numerous cracks. There are several around the passenger side airbag and directly above instrument panel. If it continues, the instrument panel will be split in two.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #19

Jul 012014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
Cracked dashboard on passenger side at airbag.

- Slaton, TX, USA

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problem #18

May 152014


  • 85,000 miles
The dashboard keeps cracking. I have had it replaced twice now and it needs to be replaced again. I am concerned about the safety during a collision or airbag deployment from sharp plastic exposed due to the cracks in the dash cutting the airbag or shards of plastic becoming projectiles potentially causing injury to occupants.

- Deridder, LA, USA

problem #17

Jun 102012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles


My dash board is cracked around the passenger airbag. I am concerned about the safety during a collision or airbag deployment from sharp plastic exposed due to the cracks in the dash cutting the airbag or shards of plastic becoming projectiles potentially causing injury to occupants.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #16

Jun 052014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 67,530 miles
Dash cracking could cause damage to airbag and sharp shrapnel if airbag deploys.

- Canton, NC, USA

problem #15

May 012014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Dash is cracked... center dash bounces and rattles due to the weight of center speaker.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #14

Nov 292013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 41,550 miles
Dash has cracked from middle to top above instrument cluster. Dash is crack on 2 corners of in-dash air bag which could cause the dash to come apart and sharp pieces be thrown toward the passenger if the air bad deployed. This is the 2nd dash on the same vehicle to crack the first time was in 2011 as was replaced under warranty.

- La Porte, TX, USA

problem #13

Jul 072014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


I have a crack in the corner of my airbag. After research I have noticed that there are many people complaining about cracks in their dashboards either on the corner of the airbag or steering column. There has also been a facebook page started about this problem. It is GM Yukon and Tahoe cracked dashboards. Looking at all the pictures posted there is a bit shocking. You can not tell one picture from another because they all are cracked in the same spot. After contacting GM I was told they have many complaints daily but GM will not issue a recall in the dashboards. My concern along with many others, is if this could some how affect the performance of the airbag. I currently do not allow anyone to ride in my front seat out if fear of the airbag.

- Meraux, LA, USA

problem #12

Jun 142012


  • 31,000 miles
I have read thousands of complaints about the dashboard being cracked. Mine has done the same and I had taken it to the dealer to see if it was covered under warranty and they had told me no because it did not come from the factory like that. I'm thinking well no [xxx], have an electrical issue/powertrain issue/engine issue/ etc it's probably not going to come from the factory with the issue. Anyway I am trying to contact Chevrolet to fix the issue and/or put out a recall for the problem. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Felton, DE, USA

problem #11

Jun 022014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 68,995 miles
My oldest son bought a 2010 Tahoe. I loved it and apparently made a mistake when I traded in my Toyota for a 2010 Tahoe. Last year our youngest son and his wife also purchased a Tahoe (2011). All three have dashboards that are now cracking. Obviously a defect in the product. Is GM going to do anything about this problem? from what I am reading it appears to be a nationwide issue with these vehicles. The crack in my dash is right above the airbag.

- Germantown, TN, USA

problem #10

Aug 302013


  • 76,000 miles
As I was riding down the interstate I heard a load pop or cracking sound. I looked around the vehicle and couldn't find where it came from. When I got home I inspected it a bit further and found that the dash had cracked right above the instrument panel on the drivers side. I couldn't believe my eyes. A few weeks later the same sound occurred and I noticed a crack by the passenger side airbag. Although it wasn't big I was concerned. Just a few days after that....another pop. The crack on the passenger side had extended in length. I have tried to contact Chevrolet regarding the issue but there is always a long hold time. The reason that this concerns me now is that in November I was T-boned at an intersection and pushed into a curb on the passenger side and much to my surprise the air bad did not deploy. Now I wonder if it has malfunctioned and if the crack was the cause. Considering the age, the number of complaints on various websites and the fact that we take very good care of our $30,000 investment you would think that Chevy would step up and take responsibility for a faulty/defective product.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #9

Apr 012013


  • 60,000 miles
My dashboard had cracked in 2 places. One is right next to the airbag and its forcing the whole dash to shake. I'm hoping the cracks don't affect the airbag if it's ever needed. I have read thousands of complaints about the Tahoe dashboard cracking. I'm wondering why their isn't a recall on this piece due to them all cracking by the passenger airbag.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #8

Mar 212014


  • 45,000 miles
Not sure if it is a safety issue but I have had areas of cracking on the top of the dashboard. I have never seen a vehicle have this condition with only 45000 miles on it and the fact that it is garaged frequently. There is also peeling of some type of coating in the center of the steering wheel.

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 162013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
My dash board is cracked in multiple places. I am concerned that this could affect my safety, as well as the safety of my passengers, should the airbag deploy. There is no reason that the dash board should have cracked.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #6

Jan 152014

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 70,950 miles
Dash is starting to crack on passenger side (left front area of airbag). This SUV is a 2010 Chevy Tahoe ls. Vehicle has around 71K miles. Wanted to check transmission level, but transmission dip stick and tube come together off from transmission. Checked under SUV, found transmission tube popped out. The bracket that holds transmission tube is broken. I was able to pop transmission tube back in. Also left rear and tight front inner chrome door handle are starting to peel off. Plan to take to Chevy dealer, to see what they can do about this concerns.

- Mount Olive, NC, USA

problem #5

Jul 172012

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • miles
There is a crack on my dashboard right above the speedometer.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 012013

Tahoe 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
There is a crack on the top part of the dash and it just keeps cracking. I a, scared its going to affect the gauges and airbag, I use a windshield cover so I am not sure why this happened. I paid way to much for this to happen. But I have seen where multiple people have had the same problem.

- Port Lavaca, TX, USA

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