This won’t be the first time we have pointed out the fact that the hard plastic dashboards in GM’s GMT900 vehicles, including the Chevy Silverado, Avalanche, Tahoe and Suburban as well as the GMC Sierra and Yukon, simply suck. There’s no getting around it. And recently, we’ve received a mounting amount of tips about these dashboards cracking.
The hairline cracks seem to be occurring on 2007 model-year trucks and SUVs, on either the driver- or passenger-sides. Like so:
According to most of the letters received by GM Authority from readers, the driver-side cracks most commonly occur to the left of the instrument cluster, while those on the passenger side take place in the area surrounding the airbag, closer to the middle of the dash. Some of the customers experiencing this problem have had their dashboards replaced free of charge, while others have not been as fortunate. General Motors hasn’t returned our request for comment.
Meanwhile, users have created a Facebook group to discuss the cracked dashes and the YouTube video above has generated over 43,000 views as of this writing.
Do you have a cracked dash in your Chevy or GMC? Sound off in the comments below.