When I posted pictures and my story on my facebook I had about a dozen close friends respond telling me they have the same issue and didn't realize it was a factory defect! Have you seen similar issues? I still have the crack and not sure how I will proceed to resolve this matter. Please follow me and help spread the word by posting to your facebook and twitter. Dash caps are held in place using a high strength silicone adhesive and are designed for permanent installation. I originally thought their service tech may have cracked my dash when it was in for service for an oil leak. I expect I'll buy a Japanese or European car next time. If your does not look like it, it will not fit. I'm so tired of weak american quality.
You must ensure that you regularly inspect on the units to keep your truck running for a longer time. How widespread is very hard to calculate. Some people have gotten their dealership to replace it, if they happen to have a good relationship with the service dept. He said 'yeah, we see this all the time. But the stuff that actually does break -- all excluded.
It never covers anything that breaks. The parts made for the Sierra are very durable and top quality that it can live up to how you use your pickup truckconstruction work or vacation trips with your wife and kids. They are supposedly the cure all to any dash issues at a reasonable price. I assumed my wife or kids put their feet up on the dash and caused it. It didn't cover the battery that died about 40 months into its supposed 6 year life, didn't cover the headlights failing at 20K miles. Apparently, the Tahoe is the most affected model.
Let it Dry and Then Put the Dashboard Back On Give the epoxy 24 to 48 hours to dry. With its colossal structure and comfortable interior, you'll surely enjoy driving this truck in comfort and in style. The below video shows the scope of the problem. Mine didn't actually crack until I started parking it in the sun beginning this past summer while at work. Just yesterday on my way home from work I found a crack on the passengers side dash radiating out from the corner of the air bag panel.
For bigger cracks, you're better off replacing the entire dashboard. Now it squeaks like a banshee. It's sad to see they are not willing to back their products. I have 70k miles on my 2010 silverado. It looks like there is a push to make this a safety issue because most are cracking right above the left corner of the passenger side airbag. Here is a list of ongoing issues for each vehicle.
Many 2007 to 2013 Chevy Tahoe owners have complained about a cracked or cracking dashboards, usually above the passenger airbag and on the steering column cowling. Looks like you've got a cause on your hands that you're pretty on-fire about. As in my case, the first crack near the airbag showed up within the first couple years of purchasing the tahoe. They install over your existing dashboard. There are also replacement headlights available for you to be able to have better light when you're driving at night.
Hopefully the dealer I bought it from can help me out again. Edited September 9, 2015 by Rufusmagoo. He said 'yeah, we see this all the time. At this point, the crack should be barely visible and that area should be sturdier than ever. Adhesive bonds the existing and dash cap cover together when installed. They must have changed suppliers.
To this day it look as good as the day i bought it, until now. Apparently, the Tahoe is the most affected model. I installed it myself as it was easy to do. I myself am waiting on gm to come out with a recall on it just because i have seen it so much but with luck mine that i bought has not done it yet knock on wood Good luck with the recall, I doubt that will ever happen, unless there is some sort of safety issue with it. I made the service manager very aware of my feelings about having problems like this on a truck that I bought new and I havnt even owned 3 years.