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Air Bag Problems of Chevrolet Tahoe - part 1



Chevrolet Tahoe owners have reported 148 problems related to air bag (under the air bag category).

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe 1
Failure Date: 01/02/2016

I noticed crack in dash on Jan 2, 2016. Tahoe is barely over 3 years old. I am concerned crack is next to airbag and could cause safety issue if air bag is deployed.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe 2
Failure Date: 12/27/2015

Dash has cracked within last month into the passenger airbag door. Concerned that deployment of passenger airbag would result in defective deployment or further breakage of dash causing danger to automobile passengers due to shards being broken during deployment.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe 3
Failure Date: 12/11/2015

Vehicle was stationary, cracks in dash developed next to airbag and over instrument panel, many owners have complained regarding having the same cracks in the same area, concern with crack near airbag - will airbag deploy properly when needed and/or will dash shatter when/if airbag is deployed.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 4
Failure Date: 11/27/2015

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

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 5
Failure Date: 11/02/2015

The plastic dashbord has cracks on the edge of the airbag unit and over the top of the speedometer unit. There is also major cracks on 30 to 40 percent of the flat portion of the dash. These cracks are sharp and severe. The cracking started and has eventually gotten worse over time to the point of a safety concern. If the airbag is deployed there is great risk that the dash board may come apart and kill or injure the passenger and others in the vehicle. I have read hundreds of complaints on the internet in regards to this safety issue. Please investigate to find out if a repair or recall is needed. As an engineer I believe gm should make the repair.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 6
Failure Date: 10/27/2015

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.


car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 7
Failure Date: 10/27/2015

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.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 8
Failure Date: 10/22/2015

Dash has cracked around passenger air bag . If airbag is deployed could send pieces into passenger. Seems is a common problem .

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 9
Failure Date: 10/02/2015

The dashboard has cracked near the air bag on the passenger side which appear to be a safety issue if it may cut or impair the proper inflation of the airbag.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 10
Failure Date: 10/01/2015

The dash on my Tahoe has broken right next to the passenger air bag. It has actually broken a piece of in the air bag. It is my understanding that this is a common problem with these vehicles as the dash is not structurally sound. My fear is that if the air bag is deployed that shards of plastic will be embedded in the passenger. This is the only defect on the dash and it appears to have happened at the weakest point.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 11
Failure Date: 09/09/2015

The dash board is cracked in three different spots and one is right at the passenger air bag. The dealership will not fix cause it's not under warranty. I feel like this is a safety hazard and gm needs to fix this issue.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 12
Failure Date: 09/04/2015

While cleaning the dashboard I heard a loud noise and noticed it had cracked in two places. One over the drivers side "hump" and the other at the air bag. It now has three cracks.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 13
Failure Date: 09/01/2015

This the 2nd time mine dashboard has cracked on paassenger side of mine 2010 Tahoe. The 1st time serra Chevrolet fixed at no cost to me. This time that said that it would be over a $1,000 dollars. I do not think I should have to pay this, I park in mine garage. I would like to be able to go get it corrected at no cost to me. I just saw that it had happen, there were no accidents.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 14
Failure Date: 08/19/2015

My dashboard is cracking in two places now. My concern is that the crack near the passenger airbag will affect it's effectiveness in a crash. I've contacted the dealership & gm and been told they will not fix it.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 15
Failure Date: 08/17/2015

My vehicle has developed two cracks in the dash one by the instrument panel and one at the left upper corner of the passenger airbag. This is a safety hazard as it may affect the deployment of the airbag. This vehicle has been garage kept since I bought it in 2012 and it has 83,000 miles on it. Gm is refusing to take responsibility and replace this manufacturer defect.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 16
Failure Date: 08/15/2015

My dash is cracked in 4 different places. One crack extends to the airbag and I am afraid if the airbag were to deploy pieces of the dash would break off and potentially hit someone. It is also very annoying because it rattles constantly.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 17
Failure Date: 08/01/2015

Driving along one day at 45 mph and the dashboard just cracked. Mine has cracked over the instrument panel. I have a friend who has the same crack as well as a crack over the air bag on the passenger side. The cracked dash is a known problem that needs to be corrected, I am also concerned what may happen if the air bag goes off with what is obviously a brittle dash.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 18
Failure Date: 07/28/2015

The dashboard on my Tahoe has began to crack. It originally began to crack on the drivers side and has spread up over the control panel. Last week I noticed a crack on the passenger side that leads right to the airbag. Now that the airbag is involved I definitely feel that this is a major safety hazard. Seeing the widespread complaints about this happening to others I feel this should be a recall. $70,000 vehicles should not have plastic dashboards that crumble away.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 19
Failure Date: 07/10/2015

While driving on city streets several days ago I heard a loud popping sound as if an object has hit the windshield. After stopping to inspect for damage and not finding any glass cracks or chips I drove on. Shortly thereafter I noticed a noise coming from the dash area and found that the center portion of the dashboard at the radio speaker was loose due to fact that the tab which is designed to hold the center fastener was broken by the weight and movement of the speaker. Upon further examination I found that the dashboard was cracked at the upper left hand corner of the airbag compartment on the passenger side. The vehicle was taken to a local gm dealer this morning due to safety concerns with regards to the air bags either being deployed accidentally or in the event of a real accident, damage to the air bags due to the broken edges of the plastic dash material. Furthermore, personal injury could occur as a result of flying debris from the loose, broken or brittle plastic pieces immediately adjacent to the air bag compartment. According to the local dealer they are and have been aware of these type of failure to the dash components for several years (dating back to 2005) on this vehicle but to date they have issued no bulletins or recall notices. This information is also documented here on your website where I was able to find at least 15 similar complaints filed with NHTSA within just the last 24 months most of which identify the exact same location of failure to be the upper left hand corner of the dash adjacent to the air bag compartment. It seems obvious that gm has no desire to address this issue on their own without being pushed to do so. Your attention to this issue would be greatly appreciated by many, many gm owners.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 20
Failure Date: 06/29/2015

The dashboard has two cracks. The first crack, extending from front to back on the passenger side from the front edge of the dashboard back into the cover (left front corner) of the passenger airbag, appeared the week of June 29, 2015. The second crack began approximately 3 weeks later on the driver's side of dashboard. It started on the right side of the dome portion covering the instrument panel. The crack progressed approximately 1 1/2 inches and split into a "v" shape and is continuing up the dome. Our safety concerns are twofold. First, is the crack at the airbag going to interfere with it's proper function or pierce it upon deployment. Second, if we're involved in a wreck, will the sharp points of plastic dash involved in the driver's side crack cause injuries if the forces of a collision turn them into projectiles. This problem with gm/chevy dashboards is widespread and it must be addressed and rectified before someone gets injured due to the company's negligence.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe 21
Failure Date: 06/24/2015

Service air bag and service 4 wheel drive light always comes on. I know their has been a recall with this model recall # 06102 on the air bags, but this VIN number doesn't come up. U-tub shows a common problem with the spring in the transfrer case about service 4wd. See recall # 06v4170000 & 1233.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 22
Failure Date: 06/16/2015

Cracks have formed in the dashboard for no reason. It started with one crack above the instrument cluster, which continues to worsen, and now one has formed by the passenger airbag, which has me concerned for safety should the airbag need to deploy.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 23
Failure Date: 06/05/2015

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 .

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 24
Failure Date: 05/13/2015

The dashes on a significant number of 1500-3500 series Tahoe, suburban, yukon, sierra and silverado model vehicles from gm are cracking all over the dash. The cracks are located specifically around the passenger airbag causing a safety issue for vinyl shrapnel being launched at passengers in the cabin upon airbag deployment. This is similar to the crisis faced by Toyota. Gm is neglecting the safety of its customers by allowing this to occur. The number of vehicles experiencing the exact same cracks, down to the size and exact location, constitutes a design flaw in the location of the mounting points which is causing uneven distribution of weight as well as point stresses. If this piece was properly engineered it would distribute stress and flex properly to avoid the plastic mode of failure to which they are currently experiencing.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 25
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

There is a major crack that appeared on the dashboard at the base of the steering section, closest to the windshield.