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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #425 on: 08/03/15 07:39 AM »

Hate to pester, but I really want to know how this worked out.  Mine is getting worse every day.  I'm about to pull it out and epoxy it back together just so the cracks will stop getting longer.
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #426 on: 08/20/15 02:53 AM »

  Hi everyone, I have a 2007 Avalanche with a cracked dash too.  It is a common problem in GM vehicles made between 2007-2013.  There is a Facebook page with over 2100 members.  The Facebook page is: 07-13 Gm Cracked Dash Safety Hazard For All Trucks.  Check it out.

They also have a class action lawsuit going.  Unfortunately it only covers vehicles made after the bankruptcy.

They  have a petition to sign, too and ask that we all make a complaint with the NHTSA.

A lot of people are getting their dash replaced for a few hundred dollars.  I am not bothering at this time because from what I read on the Facebook page they only crack again.  I just put a dash mat on.
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #427 on: 08/20/15 04:31 AM »

Signed up & signed petition .. Thanks Chevy07 !!! :thumbsup: :wave:
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #428 on: 08/20/15 06:15 AM »

You're welcome ROBOPTI !!!!  Tyring to get the word out.
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #429 on: 08/21/15 06:58 PM »

its not a safety hazard.
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #430 on: 08/22/15 09:59 AM »

Just add another to the list of cracks. Purchased mine with the crack in the dash though. Mine is on top of the dash to the left of the gauge hump.  :thumbdown:
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #431 on: 11/21/16 09:51 AM »

Huckleberry the '09 LTZ has the crack. Though ours is two cracks, but on the Northwest corner of the PS airbag line, just like everyone else's.

BTW - the facebook page is at 5100.
« Last Edit: 11/21/16 09:54 AM by Forge04 »
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #432 on: 03/02/17 08:36 AM »

My 2013 LS developed the 2 cracks about 2 months after the 3 year warranty expired in Dec 2016.  Have 24,400 miles on it now.  Talked to dealer, they contacted Chevrolet and I got my Avalanche back this morning with the dash replaced .  Cost me 109 dollars.
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #433 on: 03/02/17 09:13 AM »

Nice, it just sucks it's a widespread, documented issue and there's nothing to do about it.
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #434 on: 04/10/18 02:42 PM »

I have a 2008  that has cracks  in the same places as previously mentioned in other posts. this is a manufacturer defect and GM does not want to fix it. Question you buy a 50 thousand dollar vehicle and want to keep it and have it to look nice ,you put up with bs like this?
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #435 on: 04/11/18 06:11 AM »

They expect you to buy a new vehicle. Today's vehicle are throw away.
I have a 2008  that has cracks  in the same places as previously mentioned in other posts. this is a manufacturer defect and GM does not want to fix it. Question you buy a 50 thousand dollar vehicle and want to keep it and have it to look nice ,you put up with bs like this?
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #436 on: 04/11/18 06:28 AM »

Whether it's planned obsolescence by the companies or the price we pay for the curvy designs most people like or even safety conscious designs (soft padding vs. metal etc.) I just don't know which one or maybe a combo of several reasons?
I think of things like when I grew up we had glass lens headlights and we never had to polish the fog or replace them due to cloudiness, we did have to replace them when the bulb blew though. We could never have the curvy designs of today's vehicles if they were still glass.
I have a 1947 Chevy sedan and will never have to replace the steel dash but I certainly wouldn't want to hit my face with it in a collision. That won't stop me from driving the car though.
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #437 on: 04/12/18 09:59 PM »

I recently picked up an '08. I did notice the crack at the passenger side airbag when I bought it. It's actually missing a triangle shaped chunk of ABS. I planned to just fill it with some JB Weld. But I just now discovered some other hairline cracks.

So now doing further research I see this thread.  Looks like a new skin or one of those dash pad are the only economical solutions.

It looks like the Dashskin turned out pretty well for this guy. https://youtu.be/c1OqeI_-oxI

The dash mat carpet cover things are ugly in my opinion, but the cost is reasonable and you can change them out as needed.

I'm still going to attempt repair with JB Weld to hopefully eliminate the annoying rattles. If these attempted repairs turn up to be unsightly I'll be looking at the door skin or the dash mat
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #438 on: 10/11/18 09:45 AM »

Ah fudge... I've just joined the cracked dash group. Heard what sounded like a stone hitting the windshield and there it was, hairline crack in the upper left corner of the passenger airbag.  :E:
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #439 on: 10/11/18 01:17 PM »

Don't feel bad i'm in the same boat :E:
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #440 on: Yesterday at 07:37 AM »

I super glued a small crack on my 2011 a couple years ago and today it has expanded to a good 10".   :E:
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Re: 2007 Avy cracked dashboard
« Reply #441 on: Yesterday at 01:51 PM »

Only way to repair is to hot staple from the bottom then glue reinforcement strips. I'll probably end up replacing my dash in the Spring and may do something to add additional strength to the areas prone to cracking. If I can get another 10 years, great. It's a real shame that GM still couldn't resolve this issue even after they made improvements to the dash structure on the later years.
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