Cracked Dashboard.
StillNotAnAggie
2:45p, 07/26/12
StillNotAnAggie
1449 posts, joined 10/13/2008
My dashboard on my 2011 Tahoe is cracking, the f'n truck isn't even a year old.

Is this something I should take to Chevy and ***** until they fix it? I looked a the dash and it is going to be a lot of work to replace and I don't want to pay to replace it.

What do you think?
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CATAGBQ04
2:48p, 07/26/12
CATAGBQ04
25004 posts, joined 01/24/2006
Warranty

Use it.
Elmo Lincoln
2:51p, 07/26/12
Elmo Lincoln
1118 posts, joined 10/17/2005
My 2010 Tahoe did the exact same thing. In the exact same spot. I haven't had it fixed yet, but it's still under warranty and I just need to take it in. Annoying indeed.

[This message has been edited by Elmo Lincoln (edited 7/26/2012 2:51p).]
03_Aggie
2:57p, 07/26/12
03_Aggie
1394 posts, joined 08/27/2007
What causes something like that? The material in the close up picture looks very similar to that used in the 2003 4runner we used to have and it had multiple hairline cracks develop in it.
MouthBQ98
3:57p, 07/26/12
MouthBQ98
83277 posts, joined 08/30/2005
Hard plastic, probably stress on it there, and there is a seam or something underneath that creates a weak spot, so it gives there. It might be shrinking slightly as it ages, and they didn't account for that in the design.
Duncan Idaho
5:31p, 07/26/12
Duncan Idaho
4743 posts, joined 04/03/2012
If you wanted a cracked dash, you should have bought a dodge.
sts7049
6:02p, 07/26/12
sts7049
15456 posts, joined 07/02/2004
i would have bet money on this being about a dodge ram, glad i didn't
MouthBQ98
9:53p, 07/26/12
MouthBQ98
83277 posts, joined 08/30/2005
Ditto.
p_bubel
10:15p, 07/26/12
p_bubel
12648 posts, joined 09/20/2004
quote:
If you wanted a cracked dash, you should have bought a dodge.

Dodge managed to figure out the dash years ago, so there's hope for Chevy.
malibu9in1
12:19a, 07/27/12
malibu9in1
961 posts, joined 02/27/2009
I thought this was gonna be a dodge thread.
malibu9in1
12:19a, 07/27/12
malibu9in1
961 posts, joined 02/27/2009
I thought this was gonna be a dodge thread.
The Fife
5:07a, 07/27/12
The Fife
8885 posts, joined 11/22/2003
The dashes on my friend's trucks didn't have cracks. They had holes things would get lost inside.
Dr. Doctor
7:57a, 07/27/12
Dr. Doctor
7370 posts, joined 07/23/2008
hot/cold cycles causes cracks.

Look at the pavement and the same thing is happening to your dash.

~egon
classicdoug
10:56p, 07/27/12
classicdoug
375 posts, joined 07/14/2009
I've been seeing that more and more lately. One of my employees got his replaced under warranty in his 2012 silverado.
aggie897
7:54p, 07/28/12
aggie897
195 posts, joined 07/22/2011
Looks like normal wear and tear.
aggie897
7:57p, 07/28/12
aggie897
195 posts, joined 07/22/2011
Jk. That sucks. I sold my 08 at 36k because the warranty was up.
clarythedrill
9:31a, 07/29/12
clarythedrill
447 posts, joined 09/26/2005
our 2008 Tahoe did the same thing, and our local chevy dealer replaced it under warrenty, no questions asked. the runners in the back of the tahoe where the third row seats slide on cracked also, and they replaced it also. however, that required the entire interior to be removed for the most part. final result was just fine though. like said above, use the warrenty, thats what it is for.
Abitaholic
10:07a, 07/29/12
Abitaholic
9780 posts, joined 02/04/2004
My 4 runner is 10 years old and the leather and dash look brand new. Effing GM is horrible.
The Fife
11:14a, 07/29/12
The Fife
8885 posts, joined 11/22/2003
What are they doing different on these dashes now anyway? It seems like dashes were crap for the longest time, then got better for the most part and now this comes out.
NavalAg05
3:46p, 07/29/12
NavalAg05
95 posts, joined 06/25/2011
So if getting new vehicle is not an option, and my warranty is out...whats the best option for a dash cover? Any thoughts?
drewser95
3:49p, 07/29/12
drewser95
566 posts, joined 09/18/2009
quote:
My 4 runner is 10 years old and the leather and dash look brand new.
Same here, exactly. No excuse for it to happen on a truck that new.
The Fife
4:39a, 07/30/12
The Fife
8885 posts, joined 11/22/2003
quote:
So if getting new vehicle is not an option, and my warranty is out...whats the best option for a dash cover? Any thoughts?

Carpeting, like this one has.
http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110504/carnews/110509936
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