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  • Is The Dash On Your GM Truck Cracked? New Lawsuit News.

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    9/9/2015
    A newly filed lawsuit in Wisconsin says that GM knew it had a problem with cracking dashboards. ABC News has reported that the suit alleges GM tried to find a cause other than its manufacturing and materials to blame the problem on. GM is also not covering the repairs of trucks out of warranty since this is not a safety hazard. However, there are reports that GM dealerships are offering to pay half of the cost of repairs. We do not have that from GM directly.

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  • GM Trucks dominate new J.D. Power Dependability study

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    John Goreham

    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com

    2/19/2015

     

    GM Trucks top this year's J.D. Power Benchmark Dependability study for 2015. The GMC Sierra LD and Chevrolet Silverado LD finished one and two in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment. The Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD took first and second in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment. In the large SUV segment the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and the GMC Yukon all finished in the top three spots.

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  • Buick Avista or Lexus LC 500 - Your Choice?

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1/11/2016
    The two coolest cars form the Detroit Auto Show may well be the Buick Avista Concept and the 2017 Lexus LC 500. If the Avista becomes a production car, it will go head to head with the new Lexus luxury performance coupe. We'd like to know which would be your choice and why.

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  • Father

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    6/16/2015
    Father's Day is this Sunday June 21st. In case you are looking for some ideas for dad or granddad, we looked through our recent reviews for some gift ideas with a truck-related theme. The following are all items that were tested by GM-Trucks staff and reviewed here at the site:

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  • Consumer Reports does not like the Chevy Colorado

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7/15/2015
    In its recent review of the 2015 Chevy Colorado Consumer Reports said about the Colorado "We really, really want to like this truck. We just can’t." In the review, CR points out many positive aspects of the Colorado including:

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  • Is The Dash On Your GM Truck Cracked? New Lawsuit News.

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    9/9/2015
    A newly filed lawsuit in Wisconsin says that GM knew it had a problem with cracking dashboards. ABC News has reported that the suit alleges GM tried to find a cause other than its manufacturing and materials to blame the problem on. GM is also not covering the repairs of trucks out of warranty since this is not a safety hazard. However, there are reports that GM dealerships are offering to pay half of the cost of repairs. We do not have that from GM directly.

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  • GM Trucks dominate new J.D. Power Dependability study

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    John Goreham

    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com

    2/19/2015

     

    GM Trucks top this year's J.D. Power Benchmark Dependability study for 2015. The GMC Sierra LD and Chevrolet Silverado LD finished one and two in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment. The Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD took first and second in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment. In the large SUV segment the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and the GMC Yukon all finished in the top three spots.

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  • Buick Avista or Lexus LC 500 - Your Choice?

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1/11/2016
    The two coolest cars form the Detroit Auto Show may well be the Buick Avista Concept and the 2017 Lexus LC 500. If the Avista becomes a production car, it will go head to head with the new Lexus luxury performance coupe. We'd like to know which would be your choice and why.

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  • Father

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    6/16/2015
    Father's Day is this Sunday June 21st. In case you are looking for some ideas for dad or granddad, we looked through our recent reviews for some gift ideas with a truck-related theme. The following are all items that were tested by GM-Trucks staff and reviewed here at the site:

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  • Consumer Reports does not like the Chevy Colorado

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7/15/2015
    In its recent review of the 2015 Chevy Colorado Consumer Reports said about the Colorado "We really, really want to like this truck. We just can’t." In the review, CR points out many positive aspects of the Colorado including:

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  • Is The Dash On Your GM Truck Cracked? New Lawsuit News.

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    9/9/2015
    A newly filed lawsuit in Wisconsin says that GM knew it had a problem with cracking dashboards. ABC News has reported that the suit alleges GM tried to find a cause other than its manufacturing and materials to blame the problem on. GM is also not covering the repairs of trucks out of warranty since this is not a safety hazard. However, there are reports that GM dealerships are offering to pay half of the cost of repairs. We do not have that from GM directly.

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  • GM Trucks dominate new J.D. Power Dependability study

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    John Goreham

    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com

    2/19/2015

     

    GM Trucks top this year's J.D. Power Benchmark Dependability study for 2015. The GMC Sierra LD and Chevrolet Silverado LD finished one and two in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment. The Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD took first and second in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment. In the large SUV segment the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and the GMC Yukon all finished in the top three spots.

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  • Buick Avista or Lexus LC 500 - Your Choice?

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1/11/2016
    The two coolest cars form the Detroit Auto Show may well be the Buick Avista Concept and the 2017 Lexus LC 500. If the Avista becomes a production car, it will go head to head with the new Lexus luxury performance coupe. We'd like to know which would be your choice and why.

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    • 1,489 views
  • Father

    Teaser Paragraph:

    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    6/16/2015
    Father's Day is this Sunday June 21st. In case you are looking for some ideas for dad or granddad, we looked through our recent reviews for some gift ideas with a truck-related theme. The following are all items that were tested by GM-Trucks staff and reviewed here at the site:

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    • 1,429 views
  • Consumer Reports does not like the Chevy Colorado

    Teaser Paragraph:

    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7/15/2015
    In its recent review of the 2015 Chevy Colorado Consumer Reports said about the Colorado "We really, really want to like this truck. We just can’t." In the review, CR points out many positive aspects of the Colorado including:

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    • 26,696 views
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Is The Dash On Your GM Truck Cracked? New Lawsuit News.


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  • John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    9/9/2015
    A newly filed lawsuit in Wisconsin says that GM knew it had a problem with cracking dashboards. ABC News has reported that the suit alleges GM tried to find a cause other than its manufacturing and materials to blame the problem on. GM is also not covering the repairs of trucks out of warranty since this is not a safety hazard. However, there are reports that GM dealerships are offering to pay half of the cost of repairs. We do not have that from GM directly.

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The below video shows the scope of the problem. Apparently, the Tahoe is the most affected model. Have you seen similar issues?

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I can honestly say that I have never known anyone with this model year GM truck or SUV to a problem with a cracking dash. Really the only vehicles I can think of are the early 2000's Dodge Rams.

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Unreal. What is wrong with people. How do you sue for a cosmetic deal on an 8 year old truck and it is not safety related?

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Hard to say it's not a safety issue. My cracks are all around my airbag in the dash. If they weren't honest that it was their fault, why would they be honest about this. I'd hate to find out it was safety related once someone's airbag deploys along with their dash...

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I have two big cracks in my 07 Silvy...I will have fixed if these folks are successful..otherwise, ITS A TRUCK...Cosmetic damages add character ;-)

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My 2007 VMAX(whick I bought brand new in 2007) had cracks on it above the glove box by the air bag which started cracking at right about 70k ...I just sold it and bought a 2013 LTZ so hopefully this one doesnt crack!!!! :-)


My 2007 VMAX(whick I bought brand new in 2007) had cracks on it above the glove box by the air bag which started cracking at right about 70k ...I just sold it and bought a 2013 LTZ so hopefully this one doesnt crack!!!! :-)

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I have the crack in the upper left corner of the passenger airbag area, and looking at the SIlverados and Suburbans in our motorpool at work, most of them are cracked in the same spot.

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See the forum below, this problem has effected 1000's of trucks. Mine cracked 3 years after it was purchased new, with 75,000 miles. Some people have gotten their dealership to replace it, if they happen to have a good relationship with the service dept. and even the replacement dashes have cracked. It's a design flaw and should not be ignored my GM.

 

http://chevroletforum.com/forum/tahoe-suburban-25/2007-tahoe-ltz-dash-has-cracked-26133/page130/

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Correct me if I am mistaken... The dash cracking is only a problem on the "Higher End" LTZ SLT Dash that is shared with the Trucks and SUV's. The base SLE LS Dash that was only available in trucks did not have this problem.

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My 2008 GMC Sierra as well as my brother in law's 2011 both have cracked in the upper left corner of the airbag. His was cracked at 32,000 miles and mine just under 175,000. Dealer wouldn't fix his when under warranty. This has NOTHING to do with LTZ, etc. Both of our trucks are SLE's. Mine didn't actually crack until I started parking it in the sun beginning this past summer while at work. It's been garage kept since new.

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My 2009 Silverado LTZ has the cracked dashboard also. The upper left corner passenger airbag cracked over a year ago, around the same time the dealer was working on the oil consumption issue.

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Just traded in my 2008 Silverado and my dash looked brand new. I live in Texas, but I always use a dash cover though. Is this a extreme cold weather thing? Maybe when the dash is flexing at below freezing temps?

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