Cracking Dashboards and Safety Hazards Lead to Lawsuit

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Scott McCracken
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carcomplaints.com
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GM owners tired of their dashboards looking like a faultline have taken the matter to the court. General Motors allegedly tells consumers the damage is merely cosmetic, but the plaintiffs claim in addition to safety hazards, the damaged dashboards and instrument panels cause a loss of value of the vehicles.

GM wasn't going to issue a service campaign or recall, and the feds won't investigate issues they don't consider to be a safety defect. With so many of these vehicles having this problem, owners had no other choice but to file a lawsuit.

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Cracked Dashboard

Multiple GM vehicles from the 2007-2014 model years are developing dashboard cracks. One of the most common areas of concern is around the passenger airbag cover, leaving owners wondering about potential safety risks.

A crack sloping down from left to right on a Chevy dashboard

Related Chevrolet Generations

At least one model year in these 4 generations have a relationship to this story.

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  1. 2nd Generation Avalanche

    Years
    2007–2013
    Reliability
    56th of 80
    PainRank
    12.69
    Complaints
    373
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  2. 2nd Generation Silverado

    Years
    2007–2012
    Reliability
    75th of 80
    PainRank
    36.42
    Complaints
    879
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  3. 10th Generation Suburban

    Years
    2007–2014
    Reliability
    50th of 80
    PainRank
    10.7
    Complaints
    563
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  4. 3rd Generation Tahoe

    Years
    2007–2014
    Reliability
    45th of 80
    PainRank
    8.9
    Complaints
    443
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