The Upper Dash May Crack on Chevrolet Tahoe

The upper dash may crack, most commonly on vehicles in warm climates and exposed to a lot of sunlight. The common repair is to replace the upper instrument trim panel. Information on a technical service bulletin or extended warranty is not available at this time.

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Average mileage: 68,629 (10,000–155,010)
9 model years affected: 1995, 1999, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
185 people reported this problem
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Upper Dash cracked at airbag on passenger side. Center of dash now bounces from weight of center speaker.
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This is the 2nd dash that has broken in this Tahoe.
truck has always been garaged dash is cracking on driver side not fixed yet dealer should fix
Dash cracked on passenger and driver side. It is really a expensive vehicle made of cheap materials.
crack on driver side and on corner of airbag area on passenger side. Dealer said should be covered
3 dash cracks!
Upper driver side dash cracked
no repaired yet
dash cracked
Upper dash cracked. Navigation screen went blank. Disconnected battery and reconnected. Screen working now. Be aware, many electrical issues reported on other sites.
crack appeared on driver and passenger side of the dashboard. used a windshield cover consistently but cracked anyway.
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe113,000
Not fixed. Cracked left of hump and left of pass air bag.
A short crack first appeared during the summer of 2015 on the passenger side of the dash at the upper left corner of the airbag. I live in a warm (but not extreme) climate; however, the Tahoe is garaged when not in use, and, when parked outside, I have always placed a sunscreen in the front window whenever the sun in high and bright. I am the only owner of the vehicle and it receives regular maintenance at the dealership where I bought it. I clean the interior regularly and use Armorall protectant on all internal plastic parts, including the dash. My wife and I are the only drivers of the vehicle, and we have never placed heavy objects on the dash, nor have we abused it in any way. In other words, no 'wear and tear' could have caused the crack. I have yet to approach my Chevy dealership about replacement options/costs, but I hold out little hope of assistance based on the dozens of on-line reports from other Tahoe owners and dealers. Regardless of the outcome, I must say I am very disappointed that a $50K+ vehicle with such a great reputation would turn out to have such a cheap original part that depreciates its value.
The dash cracked in one spot. 3 weeks later got 3 more cracks
Upper dashboard cracked on driver side and passenger side at airbag area
Dash crack on left side lower corner.
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe125,235
Broken dash
The dashboard presented 2 cracks one towards the instrument panel and the other towards the airbag
Black dash cracked in 2 places.
dash is cracking not fixed yet
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