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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 74 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 25 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

13000 mi
Drivers side door electronic lock quit working. Replaced under warranty. Drivers side exterior door handle had a broken part indside. 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Sep 2011
Jan 2010

31300 mi
Driver window made loud noise when rolled down. Service bulletin to lubricate motor. Also lubricated passenger window. 
Sep 2010

46000 mi
Error code P0601, ROM checksum error. Truck shut down on freeway while driving giving message "Engine Power Reduced". Required replacement of ECM. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2012
Jun 2009

14000 mi
power lock would not actuate on driver side 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Ohio, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2015
Mar 2010

24000 mi
Align front driver door because of contact with rear door. 
Jun 2010

25000 mi
Replaced door lock actuator 
Mar 2013

59000 mi

US $189
Purge solenoid valve. Emission system. 
Jun 2013

60000 mi

US $185
Reflash ecu with updates to correct fuel trim for warm starts. 
Nov 2014

72000 mi

US $685
Front hub assembly, bearing went bad. The cv joint boot also had a tear and throwing grease and needed to be replaced. Replaced the axle.. 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Arizona, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

22000 mi
Loud clunking in rear. Dealer lubed yoke and said it would be fixed 
Mar 2010

45000 mi

US $450
Loud clunking returned in rear end. Dealer said there is nothing they can do to fix it. It is a normal chevy issue I must deal with Clips on driver side head light broke. Water leaked into the area. Fogged up and burned out lamp. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

22000 mi
drive shaft clunk when locking and releasing of drivetrain 
Mar 2010

23000 mi
problem continues - drive shaft clunk when locking and releasing of drivetrain yoke and tailshaft was replaced  

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2012
Jun 2009

35000 mi
Door actuators stopped working. It seems to be a common problem with the new body GM trucks. 
Jan 2011

67700 mi

US $300
Power door lock actuators went bad for a second time. 
Apr 2011

69700 mi

US $400
Passengers inside door handle stopped working. 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

315-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Nov 2010
Dec 2008

4340 mi
Loud squeaking noise when brakes applied. This occurs when truck is moved from a cold start. There is a recall for this problem. 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

295-horsepower 4.8L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Maryland, United States
Sep 2008 - Jul 2013
Nov 2008 Rotors had rust groove (lot rot) from the truck sitting on the lot for 1 yr prior to sale. 
Dec 2009

5000 mi
Turned front rotors for pulsation new switch order for brake lights not coming on early enough onstar reception problem at times Brake light switch not engaging under light pressure 
Sep 2011

15000 mi
Paint was worn off of the keyless entry buttons. Dealer replaced remote. 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

195-horsepower 4.3L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Oregon, United States
Dec 2008 - Feb 2013
Mar 2009

2000 mi
Check engine light on: replaced oxygen sensor 
Aug 2010

7000 mi
Pulsing brakes. 
Sep 2010

7000 mi
Recurring brake pulsing. This time rear drums were replaced. 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Repair Histories

80 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. 31 of these members (38.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 74 repairs to 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500s--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

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