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Chevrolet Avalanche Dashboard Cracking in 3 spots

Chevrolet Avalanche Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Average Mileage: 66,413 mi (18,000 mi - 152,145 mi)


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.

  • Well guess what! Mine 2007 Avalanche has the same damn issue. Mine cracked on the drivers side right by the instrument 'hump'!! It just keeps growing and growing looks nasty :( im very unhappy. I also have one by the airbag-that one is still small. I put a call in to my service guy at Chevy, hopefully he will help but from reading all the comments doesn't look good. I have seen multiple pictures and youtube videos of the SAME EXACT cracks, in the SAME EXACT places. If this doesn't constitute a manufacturer defect, than I don't know what does!!!
    What if we all got together and did a petition do you think we can get GM to honor fixing this issue???!!!

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  • , , 67,675 mi

    I just bought a 2007 Avalanche and found it has a large crack over the instrument panel. It seems to me that GM does not want a recall for a manufacture defect. It appears on the Tahoe and GMC Yukons as well, same cracks.

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  • , , 50,000 mi

    Worse than how bad this looks is how it sounds! The rattleing is driving me nuts! And the cracks are growing. I'm currently looking for a way to recover rather than repair because this is obviously an inferior material and it will just keep happening.

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  • , , 98,000 mi

    It appears that my dash cracked in the same spot that the others have reported. At first it wasn't that noticeable...but then it just continued to grow. I am looking for a solution/fix to this problem. My Avalanche has been a great vehicle!!! However, this was disappointing in is not something that you want to see everyday in your vehicle.

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  • , , 59,500 mi

    Cracked Dashboard in two spots - passenger and drivers side. This is a well reported problem that GM should correct as a manufacturers defect

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  • , , 35,000 mi

    my dash board is cracked in three places.....first cracked occured over the passenger side airbag. the second and third happened about three months later on either side of the hump over the gadges

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  •  Enthusiast

    I have a black dashboard and it's cracking in two spots by the passenger air bag up to the defroster vent and in one spot on the driver side round hump in the dashboard by the steering wheel up to the defroster vent. My brother also has a 2007 Avalanche with a black dashboard and has 2 cracks in his, one on the driver side and one on the passanger side in the same locations as my cracks.

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  •  Rookie

    I have only owned my 2007 avalanche less than a year and within the last month my black dash has also cracked on the drivers side and passanger side. I am really surprised that GM refuses to accept this as a manufacture defect and are made from inferior material.

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  • , , 34,000 mi

    2 large cracks on drivers side and one near the top center of the passenger above airbag! NO WAY this is just cosmetic and caused by heat! had a 1975 corolla with black dash and not one crack in it!

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  • , , 67,000 mi

    Instrument cluster cracked right at the steering wheel hump.

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