The Upper Dash May Crack on Chevrolet Tahoe

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 69,545 (10,000–155,010)
11 model years affected: 1995, 1997, 1999, 2007, more2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
267 people reported this problem
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I have two cracks in my dash, one at the passenger side and the other side at the driver side hump. How much does it cost to replace if not covered by warranty?
Upper Dash cracked at airbag on passenger side. Center of dash now bounces from weight of center speaker.
Dash cracked on passenger and driver side. It is really a expensive vehicle made of cheap materials.
truck has always been garaged dash is cracking on driver side not fixed yet dealer should fix
This is the 2nd dash that has broken in this Tahoe.
crack on driver side and on corner of airbag area on passenger side. Dealer said should be covered
Dash cracked above passenger airbag . This seems to be a common problem . Have extended warranty . No help .
Tahoe has always been garaged, used sun shield all the time. dash is cracking on driver side, in the middle and toward the airbag. Very disappointed of an expensive car with cheap materials
3 dash cracks!
Upper driver side dash cracked
no repaired yet
cracked by the airbag.
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.
Dashboard is cracked and vibrates while driving. I am worried if an accident happens, that the dashboard will shatter and be dangerous to those in front seats.
Upper dash creaked. This the second time this has happen. The dealer replaced it the first time and charged me $100.00Now this time they want $400.00. Chevrolet should recall.
Dash cracked on right 1/2 of dash but towards center. Called Chevy and they charged me $200 to fix and stated that Chevy paid the bulk of the cost.

I also own a 2008 suburban that the dash is cracking in same place. Vehicle has 102k miles so didn't bother calling cuz I know won't cover.

They need to issue a recall.
Chevy Tahoe LTZ 32K miles, dash board cracked on the passenger side next to air bag causing center of dash that has a speaker to bounce. Dash replaced by Chevrolet since vehicle still under basic bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Dash cracked around passenger air bag. Have not fixed it yet, wish there was recall
Two cracks on the dashboard of Chevy tahoe. One on driver side and one on passenger side.