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Air Bag Problems of Chevrolet Tahoe - part 1



Chevrolet Tahoe owners have reported 170 problems related to air bag (under the air bag category).

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 1
Failure Date: 05/01/2016

Dash on 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe has cracked on the passenger side next to the airbag panel. Dash has also cracked on the driver side above the instrument panel cluster. Concern is that in a car accident where the air bags deploy the dash board may break apart and become shrapnel causing additional injury, permanent disability, or death to the passenger.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 2
Failure Date: 04/28/2016

2007 chevy Tahoe, dash has cracked in two places. One crack is in the left corner at the airbag (complete crack top to bottom). The second is at the left side over the steering wheel (within 1 inch being completely cracked from top to bottom). This is a defect in the materials not any incident that caused this to crack. There are hundreds of complaints and all dash cracks are basically in the same area. Very much a safety hazard especially if a crash occurred. Possibly could cause shattering of the dash pieces and cause injuries or possibly interfere with airbag deployment.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 3
Failure Date: 04/27/2016

Tahoe dash is cracking in two spots. The first is on the corner of the passenger airbag. A very dangerous spot for a jagged edge to be next to an airbag. The 2nd is a much larger crack in the dash that appeared a year later over the instrument hump. I see many cases of Tahoe's and suburban's online with the same problem. When I see another Tahoe in a parker lot, I always check, and 9 out of 10 times they have the same cracks in the same spots. When I called gm they asked me to take it to a dealership to be looked out. The dealership quoted me $500 to fix. It's time for Chevrolet to acknowledge that they messed up and take responsibility.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 4
Failure Date: 04/25/2016

Cracked dash could affect the safety of the airbags.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 5
Failure Date: 04/18/2016

Vehicle was moving at normal speed and the dash cracked by the front passenger airbag.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 6
Failure Date: 04/07/2016

A crack appeared recently on the dashboard starting at the corner of the passenger airbag. I just hope a friend or family member is not killed if I ever were to get in an accident. I see there have been quite a few complaints regarding this. Why has gm ignored it and not started an investigation?.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 7
Failure Date: 03/31/2016

Tahoe was involved in front colision with another vehicle and bags did not deploy. Bumper, hood damaged. Bumper metal bracket pushed in. Tahoe was turning left on light when struck be another vehicle like head on.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 8
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

Three large (and growing) cracks in my dashboard. One around the housing of the airbag. The other two are above the steering wheel. Very concerned that if air bag deploys, dash material from broken piece may become a projectile or puncture the airbag not allowing it to work. I see gm says it is a know design defect but there is no recall. Chevrolet dealer told me it is #1 repaired item on Tahoe.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 9
Failure Date: 02/15/2016

I started up my 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe ltz on Saturday and the dash cracked on the hump over the gauges. Vehicle is garage kept. Second owner to vehicle and I have never been in an accident. If air bags were to deploy could be effected. I haul my 3 children in my vehicle daily and I no longer feel safe.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe 10
Failure Date: 01/25/2016

Dash is cracking around passenger airbag. Vehicle is garage kept and a sun visor used when parked in the sun. This vehicle has never been in a collision and none of the air bags have ever deployed in this vehicle. The crack seems cosmetic but given the location, I am concerned about the integrity of the air bag assembly.

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car image   Air Bag problem of the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe 11
Failure Date: 01/15/2016

Cracked dashboard. This is a common issue gm fails to acknowledge. The danger is the plastic shattering if the airbag deploys and because of the material defect in the plastic, large sharp shards can be shot into the cabin area if airbag deploys (shrapnel).

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 12
Failure Date: 01/11/2016

The dashboard cracked between the air bag and the dash vent while the vehicle was parked. The second crack, above the driver controls occurred while the defroster was running and while driving on the interstate traveling at approximately 65-mph.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe 13
Failure Date: 01/06/2016

Hello, there is a crack in my dashboard of my 2008 chevy Tahoe that may very much affect the deployment of my airbag. I really and truly feel that if an accident should occur they air bag will not function properly. I just purchased from BMW in macon on 1/6/2016 and I have an expended warranty.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe 14
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 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 15
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

Crack in the dash on drivers side. Interior door handles have caused cuts to hands. Service battery charging system light continues to come on. I have had the car serviced & mechanics can not locate the issue. Seems to be an electrical malfunction.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe 16
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 17
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 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 18
Failure Date: 12/03/2015

My 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe has developed numerous cracks in the dashboard including around the passenger airbag. My biggest concern is that is I get into an accident, as pieces of the dash going to be shot at/into passenger and/or driver. I have tried to get gm/Chevrolet to replace and their option was for me to spend $800 to replace their dashboard that has material defects. That does not seem acceptable and I am sure is not practical considering I have read there are thousands of people with the same issue. Can the NHTSA help?.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 19
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.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe 20
Failure Date: 11/14/2015

2013 chevy Tahoe, defective cracked dashboard. Safety issue could result in defective or unsafe deployment of air bag, not cosmetic according to several other reports. Driver side, behind cluster. . Read more...

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 21
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.

car image   Air Bag problem of the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 22
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 23
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 24
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 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe 25
Failure Date: 10/06/2015

Top of dashboard cracked - no accident involved. I have concerns about the airbag working properly now. Dealer wants $1,000 to fix it.