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Old 03-09-2012, 08:12 AM   #51
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Ok... haven't been on here a few days... anyway, I talked to my service department and they are replacing the dash in both my cars.... *whew* but apparently this is a somewhat known issue with other models, and I dont recall right off my head, but i think he said the Tahoe, Malibu and Avalanche?... said they've all cracked right around the passenger airbag.

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Old 03-10-2012, 09:55 AM   #52
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Just noticed yesterday same as someone else posted:
"Oh man so I was looking at my dash again today and the light hit just right, and I could see where the seam was worn more in the same area (as in the photos) than others. Meaning right in the middle of the left side. but no where else...".

I picked up my 2011 Camaro early Aug. 2010, so have had it 17 months and just less than 6,500 K (4,039 miles). At home I park in an underground garage, and after a little math found that my 2011 Camaro has only been on the outside, perhaps 1,100 hours mostly day time (Canada). This is very little exposure to extreme temp.s for a 17 month old car.

This dash issue is frustrating as on my car, with its little time outside of its garage, will most likely crack shortly after my 36 month warrenty expires. I have a 1998 Buick Riviera and dash pad is still perfect, looks showroom new. I traded a 1996 Chrysler Sebring LXI coupe for my Camaro, and at trade-in, dash pad was perfect, looked showroom new. Been driving since 1967, and this Camaro dash pad cracking issue reminds me of old school crap materials I experienced with my bought new 1976 Eldo convertible. But even with the top down Eldo (frequently exposted to sunlight in hot temp.'s) it took 8 years before the dash pad cracked.

Hope GM looks into this Camaro dash pad cracking issue where the airbag is located.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #53
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Yikes. And I thought they made the dash out of hard plastic because Camaro owners like to keep their cars forever?

If this happens to mine under warranty, I'll try to get it replaced with a 2012 dash even if it costs me some $$.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:54 PM   #54
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Yikes. And I thought they made the dash out of hard plastic because Camaro owners like to keep their cars forever?

If this happens to mine under warranty, I'll try to get it replaced with a 2012 dash even if it costs me some $$.
I was told there was over a page of parts that were different to switch to the new dash. I never asked for a cost, but it sounded like it would be very costly to switch.
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:57 AM   #55
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I dropped my car off yesterday to have the dash replaced.... should be getting it back today, I will let you know how this turns out soon as I get it back.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:21 PM   #56
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:12 PM   #57
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Ok, got the car back... The dash is in and no rattles as of yet... I drove it about 40 miles and all good.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:15 PM   #58
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I noticed mine is cracked just like the below pic that was posted. Was cleaning the dash and windows while sitting in the passenger seat. I'd have not noticed it except the rag caught on it. Can't see it from the driver's side or looking through the windshield. Looks like I'll be calling the dealer. Dammit, and I use the visors during the day!!

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Old 05-14-2012, 09:48 PM   #59
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My SS is schedule to get a new dash later this week. Mine has like a bump on the same place, not a crack. But if you look closely or touch it, you will see or feel the bump. I found it because of a squeak on the same place that has me crazy.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:09 PM   #60
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Holy crap, I need to check mine when I get home.
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #61
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I wish my dash was cracked. Then I could get rid of the 2 irritating scratches I stare at everytime I drive.

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Old 05-16-2012, 08:17 PM   #62
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Not happy to see that so many are experiencing the same issue, but mine is also cracked. Warranty is technically up - I'm just under 40k miles but the car's only 2.5 years old. I plan to argue that there aren't many miles on the dash, lol.

Will have to see what the dealer says. None of the dealerships have had any luck figuring out my popping passenger side strut or bad third gear synchronizer, so I am not holding my breath on this one.

Anyone else notice how few dealerships appear to service cars that have issues anymore? I think most service techs/managers must be psychologists whose job it is to tell us how we imagine things with our cars.

Love the car, but worried that the car I ordered and fought so hard to get may not be with me long term after all.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:46 AM   #63
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people who slick their dash in armor all and park in direct sunlight are 90% more likely to have their dash cracked. We see it a ton down here in TX!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:03 AM   #64
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Will have to see what the dealer says. None of the dealerships have had any luck figuring out my popping passenger side strut or bad third gear synchronizer, so I am not holding my breath on this one.

Anyone else notice how few dealerships appear to service cars that have issues anymore? I think most service techs/managers must be psychologists whose job it is to tell us how we imagine things with our cars.
I'm with you there. Being fortunate enough to work for a great dealership, my expectations are raised when I walk into a Chevy dealer. Usually it takes all of about 5 minutes to realize they just don't freaking care.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:10 PM   #65
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My dash is cracked too. Logged in to see if anyone else has this problem, guess so. I have just over 25,000 miles. My warranty is good until December.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:00 AM   #66
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My dash is cracked too. Logged in to see if anyone else has this problem, guess so. I have just over 25,000 miles. My warranty is good until December.
Sorry to hear this information. Are you taking it to your dealership for diagnosis and repair? Please feel free to contact me if you would like me to check your VIN for any applicable warranties. Please update us on your service.

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Old 05-24-2012, 08:41 PM   #67
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Sorry to hear this information. Are you taking it to your dealership for diagnosis and repair? Please feel free to contact me if you would like me to check your VIN for any applicable warranties. Please update us on your service.

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I hope to take it to the dealership next week, time permitting. I will post an update once I do.

Thank you for offering your assistance, that's very considerate.
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:49 AM   #68
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Is everyone's cracking at the passenger airbag part? That's where mine is. Not Armor All slathered. I use a MF towel and some watered down car wash soap to clean it.

Chevy Customer Service - My warranty is up in November. What's Chevy's stand if I have it replaced under warranty and next summer it does it again? Hell, car's under 20k miles and 2.5 years old.
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Is everyone's cracking at the passenger airbag part? That's where mine is. Not Armor All slathered. I use a MF towel and some watered down car wash soap to clean it.

Chevy Customer Service - My warranty is up in November. What's Chevy's stand if I have it replaced under warranty and next summer it does it again? Hell, car's under 20k miles and 2.5 years old.
I can understand where you are coming from. With the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, any part that is replaced under the warranty is covered for 12 months/12,000 miles whichever comes first. The workmanship, however, is not covered under warranty when outside of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. I hope this helped!

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I can understand where you are coming from. With the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, any part that is replaced under the warranty is covered for 12 months/12,000 miles whichever comes first. The workmanship, however, is not covered under warranty when outside of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. I hope this helped!

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Yes! Thank you! Gives some piece of mind.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:25 PM   #71
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mine is doing this is as well!! same place exact same split, and my warranty is up with 45k on it...i am going to see what the dealer can do anyway. no way this should be happening to a car thats 1.5 yrs old!!!
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:11 AM   #72
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I'm guessing even though the 2012's dashes are different, this still could possibly be an issue in the future. I put alot of miles on my car (still in warranty). What if your warranty has expired? How much would a new dash cost?
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mine is doing this is as well!! same place exact same split, and my warranty is up with 45k on it...i am going to see what the dealer can do anyway. no way this should be happening to a car thats 1.5 yrs old!!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #74
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Cracking dash!!!

So today, on our way to Florida to pick up my stepson, my husband (in the passenger seat for the first time in forever!) looks at the dash and tells me that there is a crack in it! I lost my mind, because we are at 36,800 miles on our 2010 car and I am livid. This is the second Chevrolet that I have owned that started falling apart as soon as the warranty is up. I am so looking forward to going to the dealership on Monday, and I know that they are going to love seeing me after the paint problem, seat problem, and service department destroying my panel when they fixed the seat. I love my Camaro, don't get me wrong, but the quality of this product is leaving much to be desired.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:52 PM   #75
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I better check Pumpkin for the crack. My bumper tp bumper warranty runs out at the end of the month. Seems to be a common theme. Hard to believe there is not a service bulletin on it.

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