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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,288 miles

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe miscellaneous problems

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2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Comments (Page 4 of 5)

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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

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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

problem #26

Jun 272015


  • 53,000 miles
One day while driving I noticed a small crack in my dashboard right above the left side of passenger airbag panel cover.

- Memohis, TN, USA

problem #25

Dec 012015


  • 63,000 miles
My dashboard starting cracking above the instrument panel. You can hear it cracking as you are operating the vehicle and continues to crack depending on hot and cold temps.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #24

Oct 012015


  • 59,000 miles
Dashboard cracking over instrument panel and corner of passenger airbag.

- Drippping Springs, TX, USA

problem #23

Mar 102015


  • 90,000 miles


My dash has a large crack just above the instrument panel.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #22

Jan 042016


  • miles
Front dash board has cracked in two places.

- Rienzi, MS, USA

problem #21

Nov 212015


  • 48,000 miles
Replaced cracked dashboard in 2013 and now the new one is cracking. Vehicle is parked in garage most of the time.

- Blytheville, AR, USA

problem #20

Dec 252015


  • miles
There are several hairline cracks in the dash behind the steering column and around the passenger air bag. This vehicle has 48,000 miles and has been well maintained. I am concerned about passenger injuries not to forget that this vehicle was purchased for $53,000 and evidently has cheap and poor quality materials. I have replaced 2 door handles that became so loose. The dealership said there were bolts missing. A GM product made in America with this poor quality! makes me wonder what is next!

- Stuttgart, AR, USA

problem #19

Nov 272015


  • 66,000 miles
Dash is cracking around passenger airbag and above instrument cluster. Concerned that if airbags went off dash pieces would impale driver and/or passengers.

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #18

Oct 272015


  • 71,000 miles
Came out to take the kids to school and there was a crack in my dash near the passenger air bag. Crack appeared over night, car was parked in oceanside ca. Concern for passenger and flying debris or if airbag will even work properly. This seems to be a common problem.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #17

Nov 202015


  • miles
My 2011 Tahoe has yet another crack in the dash. The first time it was changed because I have less than 30000 miles on the truck. Now I have 60000 and it has cracked again. This time they are telling me I need to pay at 250 of the cost of repair! no sir! I'm doing nothing to my vehicle to make this happen and I don't feel I should be responsible for having to change it yet again. This is not far! I used to love Chevy but now I'm not so sure!

- Sunset, LA, USA

problem #16

Sep 092015


  • miles
The dash board has cracked at several places, including where the passenger side air bags it happened sometime in Sept'2015, even though the Tahoe always is parked in shade (under the porte cochere) or in the garage. I have called gmac and the dealer several times I have been asked to pay out of pocket $800 for a manufacturing defect as this is a common complaint, on Chevy dashboards.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #15

Oct 272015


  • 36,700 miles
Three dash board cracks appeared on the dash overnight. One crack near drivers dash area under windshield, two others on passenger side of dash by the airbag. Concerned this could cause issues with airbag deployment or cause proper operation issues. This Tahoe was perfectly fine, came out to car overnight and noticed the cracks.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #14

Oct 132015


  • 47,000 miles
We had the oil changed at a lube shop in marble falls Texas and the person that changed the oil told us the transmission dip stick tube was loose so he couldn't check the transmission fluid. We left the lube shop and was driving down 1431 in marble falls when a gentleman stopped us and told us the Tahoe was on fire. We popped the hood and indeed there were flames in the lower part of the engine compartment. We called the police and fire department and they came to our call within 10 minutes. In researching the problem I saw that there is a recall on the tubes but my issue is that we were never notified of the recall and the way the recall is written does not consider fire from the transmission fluid. This happened on 10/13/2015.

- Llano, TX, USA

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