Air Bag Problems of Chevrolet Tahoe
Chevrolet Tahoe owners have reported 38 problems linked to air bag (under the air bag category).
#1 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved was a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GNFC13067_. The dashboard has been cracking and continues to including portions near and around the airbags. This air bag problem happened on Sun., Jan. 1, 2012.
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#2 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of this Tahoe is 1GNFC13J67_. I noticed a crack on the dashboard above the instrument cluster and another next to the passenger airbag. My concern regarding the crack near the passenger airbag is whether this will effect the deployment of the airbag in case of an accident. The crack above the instrument cluster keeps spreading, this concerns me as well since a piece may break off and cause internal damage to the components inside the dashboard. I spoke to the service manager at my local Chevrolet dealership. He admitted that there is a problem with these dashboards and hoped that a recall would be issued by the manufacturer. He suggested I contact gm about this issue and see if I qualify for a "goodwill dash replacement". I sent an email to gm. I spoke to 3 gm reps before I spoke to the rep assigned to my case,gracie. Gracie said that they are unable to provide any assistance under the goodwill program because I am the second owner. I advised her that there are many others that have the same issue. The failure date was Dec. 29, 2012.. Read more...
#3 - Air Bag problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe. VIN of the vehicle was 1GNFC13J98_. Noticed a crash on the dash near the corner of the passenger airbag. Gm defect in the dash material. Could affect performance on the passenger airbag if deployed. This issue happened on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
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#4 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car is a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. 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. This problem occurred on 08/06/07.
#5 - Air Bag problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNFK13058_. Dashboard has substantial cracks at and around passenger air bag. Cracks have subsequently appeared on the dash above the steering wheel. May be associated with inadvertent deployment of air bag causing bodily harm to passenger. It was Oct. 30, 2012 when this air bag issue happened.
#6 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle was a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNFC13077_. I notice a crack on my dash board in the seam of the air bag front left side- and then inspected the dash board to find another crack over the steering hump of the dash board heading down toward the vent of the dash board. As I researched this issue I have found several owners with the same issue some under warranty and others not. The issue is the dash board is cheaply made and may cause severe damage if in an accident and since it is located near the air bag it could cause injury. This problem occurred on Jun. 22, 2012.
#7 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. My wife was driving down the street at 5:30 am to go to a charity event 5k run. She was going 40mph, on a street that had no traffic on it that early in the morning, when out of the blue, all the side curtian airbags deployed. I contactd gm central office, they did an investigation, then told me that they were not at fault, that the computer on the Tahoe said it was about to be in an accident so the airbags deployed. I told him the computer was evidently wrong since my wife was not about to be in an accident. He said that the Tahoe functioned normally as it should. I asked him again if it was normal for airbags just to deploy on their own with no evidence of an accident and if the computer "said" so, then evidently the computer is wrong and faulty and something needs to be done before someone gets killed. . He said gm will not admit any fault and they will not pay for it. I am seeking legal counsel for a class action lawsuit. If this had happend in the middle of the day on a crowded interstate, I have no doubt that there would have been a horrific wreck and people seriously injured if not killed. Gm needs to own up and take responsibility and do a recall. This air bag issue occurred Sat., Sep. 8, 2012.
#8 - Air Bag problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. On sept 21, 2012 I was driving home for lunch and after driving for about 10 minutes I notice my radio shut off and on, the power door locks kept locking and unlocking. Also, the gauges on the dash where coming on and off and all the lights inside on the Tahoe where going on and off also. As soon as everything stopped my airbags deployed and hit my face and chest. I remember a cloud of white powder and realized I was still driving. I was able to avoid running into on coming traffic. It was Friday, September 21, 2012 when this air bag issue occurred.
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#9 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle is a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of the problem Tahoe is 1GNFC13J97_. The dash has major cracking around the airbag and on top of the dash in the area of the steering wheel. The first incident occured 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 occuring in many 2007 Chevrolet Tahoes, avalanches, and 2007 GMC yukons. 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. It was Thursday, April 1, 2010 when this air bag issue occurred.
#10 - Air Bag problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved is a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNFC13J58_. There is a very large cracked area on the dashboard on the drivers side near the speedometer area. My concern is that this may some how deploy the air bag or other mechnical instruments in this area. This air bag problem happened on Jan. 30, 2012.
#11 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact was driving 50 mph when the side curtain air bags deployed inadvertently and caused the seat belts to tighten. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer advised the contact to speak with their insurance company in regard to the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 80,000. This air bag problem happened on Monday, January 9, 2012.
#12 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car was a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. There cracks on my dash. . . After looking around the internet , this a big problem. . I called gm, and the rep told me that they where not going to fix it at this time so I asked when will a good time be. They refused to fix it and my vehicle is still under warranty. If this air bag deploys it is going to cause some serious damage or death to someone, this needs to be a mandatory recall. This problem occurred on 08/10/11.
#13 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle is a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GNFK13017_. 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. It was May. 30, 2012 when this air bag issue happened.
#14 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of the car is 1GNFK13037_. I have two problems to report first my gas pedal sticks to floor if I turn my floor mat upside down when my shoes are dirty gas pedal catches and sticks to floor under acceleration very scary and unsafe. Second problem is my dash cracked above my passenger air bag and I am afraid if it deploys the broken dash will come off with air bag and hit passenger in face causing injury or worse. I have read online of many other same year and vehicle with the same problems and would apriciate you looking into these before someone is injured thank you. This issue happened on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
#15 - Air Bag problem of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving approximately 75 mph, the air bags inadvertently deployed and caused the contact to sustain a broke nose. The contact's injuries were treated at a local hospital. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 38,000. Updated 5/9/11 updated 05/18/11. This issue happened on Sun., Mar. 13, 2011.
#16 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle is a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. While driving 50 mph, all of the air bags in the vehicle suddenly deployed. There was no crash and no prior warning before the deployment. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the failure was due to high voltage. The vehicle is still currently at the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 14,000. Updated 09/15/08 updated 09/17/08. This air bag problem happened on Thursday, July 10, 2008.
#17 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
I just bought a used Chevrolet Tahoe from a dealership and unfortunately the vehicle mileage is over 36,000 miles but is only a year old. Here is my complaint. My airbag service light came on while driving from texas to nevada and does not shut off. The dealership said they do not cover this anymore since it is out of warranty and I would have to pay for parts and labor for servicing the air bag system. I do not believe the air bag system coverage should be connected with mileage. The vehicle is only a year old and it is already giving me an airbag servicing light. Why can't general motors fix this at their expense? chevy Tahoe 2007. This air bag issue occurred Wed., Aug. 6, 2008.
#18 - Air Bag problem of the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNFK13067_. The vehicle is a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. The contact stated that while the vehicle was idling in the park position, the roof-mounted air bags in the front suddenly deployed. The contact called the manufacturer who sent an investigator out to perform a diagnostic test. The investigator concluded that the air bags did deploy while the vehicle was in park. The contact no longer wanted the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 48,286. This issue happened on 09/12/10.
#19 - Air Bag problem of the 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe
VIN of the vehicle was 1GNFK13J77_. 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe with defective airbag system. Consumer was stating that there is a defective airbag system for his vehicle. The consumer stated the driver and passenger side roof rail air bags inadvertently deployed. This air bag problem happened on Apr. 8, 2007.
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#20 - Air Bag problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. There was crash involved with this Chevrolet Tahoe. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1GNEK13ZX4_. During a side impact/roll over motor vehicle accident, no automatic safety features deployed. Full side impact to the passenger side resulted in no airbag deployment. This vehicle was equipped at additional cost, side impact airbags. In contrary to national advertising the on-star feature was also a null response. This vehicle was a total lose and non-repairable. The failure date was Jan. 17, 2005.
#21 - Air Bag problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The VIN of this Tahoe is 1GNEC13Z44_. Crash happened when the problem occurred. Air bags of 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe spontaneously deployed upon turning the key to the on position. Driver and passenger airbags deployed. Driver was struck in chest and face, causing injuries, burns and bruising), neck, and shoulder pain . She is still seeking treatments. Also, a near miscarriage of unborn child. Regional diagnostician read black box, and no triggers were found. General motors bought back vehicle and were waiting on settlement. This air bag problem happened on Monday, February 20, 2006.
#22 - Air Bag problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The VIN of this Tahoe is 1GNEC13Z44_. The "service airbag" light & message came on in my 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. The dealer ran test & found that the sensing diagnostic module had failed the vehicle is less than 5 years old, less than 71,000 miles. They said this was a serious safety issue because the airbag may not come out in an accident. I had them replace this module on 12/30/08 and paid them $550. 49. I don't know if they still have the old part or not. This should not be an issue in an expensive vehicle at this age, we should be able to rely on airbags to function properly & safely for many more years than this. In the past two weeks I discovered that my horn will not blow which could also be a safety issue. A mechanic checked the horn and stated that it will cost at least $200. To go into the steering wheel & take it apart to find the problem. I've also taken this vehicle in a number of times because the "service tire monitor" message comes up but the dealer doesn't find a problem. It was 11/01/2008 when this air bag issue happened.
#23 - Air Bag problem of the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car is a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe. Crash was involved with this problem. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNEK13Z04_. I was approaching an intersection heading northbound, got the green arrow, so proceeded to go. My vehicle was going about 5-10 miles per hour. Another car coming the opposite way, heading southbound ran the red light going about 35 miles per hour. My air bag did not blow. I drive a 2004 chevy Tahoe. I had my 6yr old daughter in the car. We both got injuries. The other car's airbag blew . My car was crushed like tin foil and I can't understand why the air bag did not go off. This problem occurred on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009.
#24 - Air Bag problem of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved was a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GNEC13Z43_. Air bag ilight illuminated intermittently. Vehicle was taken to dealer for the fifth time. Dealer had not resolved the problem. It was Tuesday, August 10, 2004 when this air bag issue happened.
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#25 - Air Bag problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The VIN of the problem Tahoe is 1GNEC13T72_. On januray 23. 2004, I was rear-ended on the freeway. I was going about 65-70 mph. A person hit me from the rear, he was travelling around 100-110 mph. I lost control of my Tahoe, I went sideways, then I shot forward and hit the center divider( on the center right side of my car) at about 65 mph or faster, I was shot backwards into a guard rail and came off of that and then the Tahoe rolled on to its side, skid for about 30 feet and then it finally stopped. My air bags(front nor side) never depolyed. I feel that if they had my wife nor I would have been injured. I know that they are designed to deploy when you hit sometime like a brick wall at about 10-15 mph. What do you call hitting a cement divider at over 65 mph. This air bag issue occurred Friday, January 23, 2004.
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#26 - Air Bag problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved is a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. Crash was involved with this problem. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1GNEK13Z82_. 12-09-02 front/. Side impact. No airbags deployed. 05-24-03 side impact preceeding rollover. No airbags deployed. Seat belt did not restrain driver. Onstar was not notified of accident for safety. Major injuries incurred. The failure date was December 9, 2002.
#27 - Air Bag problem of the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Chevrolet Tahoe is 1GNEC13Z72_. On March 20. 2007 I recieved a letter from onstar telling me that a safety feature that I purchased new with my 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe will not be operable after December 31, 2007. I will no longer have the onstar system to call 911 automatically in case air bag deployment. I understand that there about 2 million owners of gm cars that will have the same problem. This issue happened on 03/20/07.
#28 - Air Bag problem of the 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car involved was a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GNEK13TH1_. The third row seatbelt will not retract at all the top of the seatbelt will get stuck. Please furnish additional information. Dealer is aware of the problem. Mr. This air bag issue occurred Aug. 1, 2002.
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#29 - Air Bag problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNEK13T4Y_. Right front tire (no make or model provided) experienced a blowout, causing the vehicle to go off the road, come back onto the roadway, and crash into a cement wall, the consumer stated that he believed the back right tire experienced a blowout as well, during the crash the airbag experienced a no deployment, one person was injured due to the incident. (ohio traffic crash report). The failure date was 09/01/00.
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#30 - Air Bag problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe
The car is a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1GNEC13T7Y_. There appears to be a malfunction with the connector of the air bag system located under the front passenger side seat. This malfunction causes the air bag system to shut down, it is frequent, known by Chevrolet, and seems to be difficult to repair since after 4 times of taking the vehicle into service, the problem has yet to be solved. It was Jun. 10, 2000 when this air bag issue happened.
#31 - Air Bag problem of the 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle was a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe. There was crash involved with this problem. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1GNEC13T7Y_. I was recently in an accident and my 2 children were in the vehicle with me. I was in a 5 car wreck in which my vehicle, and the one in front of me were totaled. Upon impact on the front of my truck, my air bags didn't deploy nor did my seat belts lock. My 11 yr old hit his head on the dash, requiring immediate medical attention for a severe laceration which required stitches. I learned from GMC there was a recall on my truck for air bag malfunctions and I was never notified. It was Feb. 8, 2006 when this air bag issue happened.
#32 - Air Bag problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. The vehicle had a crash. The VIN of this vehicle is 1GNEK13R0X_. The vehecle was traveling approx 40 mph when it hit black ice andm slide off the road and hit a big rock on the passenger side front. The passenger side front body and axle was pushed back approx 6 to 8". Niether air bag opened passenger or driver. The passenger my wife suffered a broken back. The vehecle was totaled by the insurance. One reason we bought the Chevrolet Tahoe was because of the duel air bag. I feel that the severity of the accident the air bags should have opened. I have taken pictures and state farm insurance is also investigating the accident for the failed air bags. It was Thursday, March 4, 1999 when this air bag issue happened.
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#33 - Air Bag problem of the 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
The vehicle is a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe. The car had a crash. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1GNEK13R7X_. Contacted GMC , they would not come out to inspect vehicle as requested. No safety defect listed. This problem occurred on May. 19, 2000.
Other Air Bag related problems of Chevrolet Tahoe:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Air Bag Not Deploy problems||65|
|Air Bag problems||38|
|Front Air Bag problems||24|
|Side/window Air Bag problems||18|
|Front Air Bag Sensor Control problems||9|
|Air Bag Light On problems||7|
|Warning Light On problems||4|
|Front Driver Side Air Bag Inflator problems||3|
|Air Bag On-off Switch problems||1|