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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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  • 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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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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My wife owned a blue interior 1997 Lumina 4 door Sedan when we got married, it had a trim piece around the defroster duct. The whole plastic piece shrived and looked wavy like a shinkie-dink. Went to a junkyard and popped one out and put it in her car, but when I removed hers it broke into a billion pieces, I had to vacuum out the defroster ducts and dash best I could, as well as the carpet. Best I could figure It was a faulty piece and they forgot something important in the plastic when it was molded...

 

I suspect the dash went to the lowest bidder in China...

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The dash cracking is a huge safety problem,my dealership, in Conroe Tx wouldn't do anything to help. 2007 GMC Sierra. Hopefully many more lawsuits are coming over this safety issue.

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Was the Titan a Blue, Silver or white hue? Back in the 1980's & 1990's when GM cars were pealing paint, the problem happened to be that they did not put primer on the car. What it was is a expensive sealer, but the sealer was not UV stable, therefore those blue, silver, white hues that were not in the Red, Yellow, Orange family (these colors need more solids & pigment for proper tint) allowed the UV rays to filter past the paint and attack the sealer.

 

Likewise clear-coats that are not UV stabilized will peal.

 

It was a 2004 red/maroon like color. I think Nissan did something screwy with their paints. I notice a lot of older nissans around 2004 time frame have a peeling clear coat. It's always the same spots. On the roof right above the windshield and on the hood right below the windshield. My dash cracked in two places. Not to mention my front dif. Just cracked out of nowhere on the top of the dif. Sold it and got a 2014 Silverado. Hopefully none of this will happen again.

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My '02 Silverado dash didn't have a mark on it when I traded it last summer, with ~280,000 miles on it.

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I did some reading a couple years ago on different GM Truck forums about this problem. And after doing so, I came to the conclusion that most of the problems were from forum members that lived in the southern states. I don't think cold winter weather is a factor, but rather the hotter climate relating to direct sun exposure. However, for someone that lives in the cooler northern climate, could very well experience this same problem by say, driving to work in the summertime exposed to direct sunlight 8-10 hours a day in the parking lot. That and 100+ degree temps inside the vehicle just makes the situation more likely.

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That plastic is missing something malleable. They could save a lot of money by giving advice on a coating, Armor All type something.

 

I am at 350k miles, 19 years... Faultless. Zero errors. The last drama with dashes was the 70s, mid 80s.

 

they did change frame designs to tougher for the given years mentioned for a lawsuit. They ran with c-rails so long they mastered the frequencies the cabs get.

It actually makes sense to see 2007 and onward with some minor problems.. harder trucks.

 

they never fixed nitrile cab mounts for 50 years either...

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I am so farkin' disappointed; when I grew up Chevy Trucks were "Built Like A Rock"; well not the 2008 K1500 I bought. It tossed a ground up transfer case at 15 months like a school girl screaming. Clunks in the drive train nothing can fix, AFM cylinder walls getting scraped up and oil consumption of more than a QT in 3000 miles. Oil pan gasket so broken at 48K miles it drained oil all over my drive way, axle seals in the front dripping grease...

Dash is cracked in all the safety issue spots like the rest, Bed shakes like its ready to come loose off of the frame over railroad tracks, but "everything is Normal"

 

Looks like Ford is the only US manufacture I have left after this one???

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Yup my 2010 Camaro SS dash cracked also, very common in early 2010 to 2012 Camaros. Luckily it was still under warranty. Big thread about it on Camaro5.com

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Mine cracked in front of the drivers seat at the hump. My dealer fixed it for free. I was long out of warranty.

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I have had the drivers inner door handle replaced at either 12K or 15K because of the chrome peeling. Dash replaced at 26K due to cracking and now the paint on my outer drivers door handle is peeling... I am at 38K and the paint has been peeling for a few thousand miles now. all common issues shown in video

:chevrolet::M16::lol:

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I am so farkin' disappointed; when I grew up Chevy Trucks were "Built Like A Rock"; well not the 2008 K1500 I bought. It tossed a ground up transfer case at 15 months like a school girl screaming. Clunks in the drive train nothing can fix, AFM cylinder walls getting scraped up and oil consumption of more than a QT in 3000 miles. Oil pan gasket so broken at 48K miles it drained oil all over my drive way, axle seals in the front dripping grease...

Dash is cracked in all the safety issue spots like the rest, Bed shakes like its ready to come loose off of the frame over railroad tracks, but "everything is Normal"

 

Looks like Ford is the only US manufacture I have left after this one???

If it makes you feel any better, the 5.4L in my Ford was drinking a quart of oil every 2500 miles. Started doing this around the 30K mark. To make you feel all warm and cozy, the tranny in that truck failed at 66K miles! I was pissed and now drive this. I have had a few common issues with this truck but nothing that would make me look at Ford again anytime soon.

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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?

I bought my 2011 GMC Sierra crew cab 4X4 12-20-10. By Oct. 2014 (past the 36 months warranty period) I found this crack and only had 32,000 miles. Now what are the chances I get into a fender bender where the passenger side air bags deploys and my wife or any one of my five kids happens to be sitting in that seat. I wonder if plastic dash parts will embed into their scull because of this.

The only reason I found the crack was because a friend told me his 2010 yukon dash was cracked in the same spot with only 40,000 miles but out of warranty on time.

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