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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Problems and Repair Histories

73 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. 25 of these members (34.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 53 repairs to 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500s--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repairs by problem area

13% of the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repairs were to the engine, 15% to the transmission, 15% to the brakes, 6% to the suspension, 38% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 53 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 55% cost between $100 and $499, 27% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 9% more than $2500.

Chart based on 11 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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Repair costs are in local units.

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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 5000    
13000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 6000    
31300 0 Driver window made loud noise when rolled down. Service bulletin to lubricate motor. Also lubricated passenger window. 
46000 0 Error code P0601, ROM checksum error. Truck shut down on freeway while driving giving message "Engine Power Reduced". Required replacement of ECM. 
66000  
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 8000    
14000 0 power lock would not actuate on driver side 
51000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 3000    
24000 0 Align front driver door because of contact with rear door. 
25000 0 Replaced door lock actuator 
59000 189 Purge solenoid valve. Emission system. 
60000 185 Reflash ecu with updates to correct fuel trim for warm starts. 
66000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Loud clunking in rear. Dealer lubed yoke and said it would be fixed 
43000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 21000    
22000 0 drive shaft clunk when locking and releasing of drivetrain 
23000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 27000    
35000 0 Door actuators stopped working. It seems to be a common problem with the new body GM trucks. 
67700 300 Power door lock actuators went bad for a second time. 
69700 400 Passengers inside door handle stopped working. 
90000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 1860    
4340 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 0    
0 Rotors had rust groove (lot rot) from the truck sitting on the lot for 1 yr prior to sale. 
5000 0 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 
15000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 1000    
2000 0 Check engine light on: replaced oxygen sensor 
7000 0 Pulsing brakes. 
7000 0 Recurring brake pulsing. This time rear drums were replaced. 
 

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