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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 78 repairs.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (12%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (4%)

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

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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Arizona, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

110000 mi

US $164
Complete loss of power. Good Battery reading. Good Alternator reading. Prior to loss of power, door locks randomly locked and unlocked while driving. Lights randomly went bright and dim. Bad cable running from Battery to Alternator. 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

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

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in North Dakota, United States
Dec 2013 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

191000 mi

US $75
The transfer case control module went bad. Had to be replaced. 
Apr 2015

196300 mi

US $100
Power steering pump leaking at hose connection 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

367-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Oregon, United States
Dec 2013 - May 2014
Jan 2014

64700 mi
Exhaust leak at manifold caused by broken bolt. Driver side head had to be removed to extract bolt. Engine had P1174(lean fuel trim) code and noticed a tick when cold. Dealership stated tick wasn't abnormal and replaced O2 sensor on driver side bank. 
May 2014

66000 mi

US $2500
Active Fuel Management lifter failed in turn wiping out a lobe on the cam shaft. All 16 lifters and cam replaced. 

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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 Indiana, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
Feb 2010

35000 mi
bushings wore out fast 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

49380 mi

C $100
Torque converter to bell housing gasket seal leaking. Replaced under extended warranty. FIrst trip used to identify source of leak. Second trip replaced seal. 
Jul 2014

55380 mi

C $300
G300 ground corroded causing fuel pump to not work. Cleaned ground connection and reinstalled. 
Jul 2015

61780 mi

C $300
Replace front left hub assembly due to worn out wheel bearing. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

72940 mi

C $60
Headlight burned out, replaced both with GE 20 brighter bulbs. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - May 2012
Jan 2012

106020 mi

C $400
Low beam did not work in the nite. Daytime running lights worked fine in the day. Hi beam OK. Suspected body control module but dealer found a broken wire. Took four hours to complete repair. 
Apr 2012

107260 mi

C $360
The original shocks were providing very little dampening as it was bouncing through the bumps. Upgraded to bilstein 5100 series with adjustable ride height, very satisfied with results All warning messages for brakes and stability control and trailer brakes came on only when cold. OK in the garage and when warm out. Suspect speed sensor or wiring. No time to fix. 
May 2012

107260 mi

C $500
Fixed stability,traction control,ABS,trailer stability all on message center. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Kansas, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2015

60300 mi

US $327
Trany cooling lines leaking and replaced 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Illinois, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2013
Jan 2009

26000 mi

US $3800
replaced transmission after failure while towing a trailer 
Jan 2013

106000 mi

US $35
Coolant leak at firewall going into heater core. Leak causes heater to not work and cooling fan to run often. Had to replace hose and put 2 clamps on to stop leak this time. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Ohio, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2016
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.. 
Dec 2015

82000 mi

US $140
Replaced 4 wheel drive selection switch. Was getting service system soon error code. Faulty switch. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2016
Aug 2010

32000 mi
Knee bolster came apart. Dealer replaced it. Window motors not working correctly; Dealer said they checked and the windows were working correctly.  
Nov 2011

52000 mi

US $500
Driver door lock actuator failed and was replaced 
Dec 2013

77000 mi

US $1000
Rear shock was leaking and had to be replaced 
Dec 2015

96000 mi

US $318
Replaced alternator & voltage regulator 
Apr 2016

97700 mi

US $85
Tire Pressure Monitor on one tire failed and had to be replaced. 

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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 Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2015
Mar 2015

165000 mi

US $500
Differential went out - repaired by dealer at owner's expense.  
Apr 2015

165000 mi

US $3500
Transmission went out immediately upon return. Transmission replaced and went out again a week later. Transmission replaced again, at owner's expense. 
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 Extended Cab 5.5ft bed

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

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Kansas, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2015
Sep 2013

67000 mi

US $595
Bad grinding noise from front end. The wheel bearing and rotor were bad. 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

367-horsepower 6.0L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Alberta, Canada
May 2013 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

82200 mi

C $1700
caliper seized 

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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. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Alabama, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

205000 mi

US $399
Clicking in front end replaced hub. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Maryland, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2015
Jan 2014

100000 mi

US $545
oil pressure sensor truck losing oil between oil changes now on oil consumption test 
Jul 2015

148300 mi

US $117
TPMS replaced 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Washington, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

31000 mi
CD player made loud ticking noise. 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Virginia, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2016
Dec 2009

24000 mi

US $30
Replaced power lock relays - existing problem when purchased from Enterprise car rentals.  
Dec 2013

55000 mi

US $106
Brake light sensor, making transmission hard to shift from park when cold. 
Apr 2015

65000 mi

US $1040
Interior driver side door indoor handle broken - couldn't open door from inside Passenger side electronic lock broken 

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

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

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Ohio, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

30000 mi

US $265
Post catalytic oxygen sensor went bad 

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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 Tennessee, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2016
Nov 2010

23000 mi
Gas gauge quit working. Check engine light came on. Gas gauge was replaced and problem was solved. 
Jul 2011

29700 mi
The turn signal audible indicator went dead although the turns signals still worked. 3 of the 4 radio speakers quit functioning. 
Oct 2014

47000 mi

US $186
Replaced failed coolant thermostat. 
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

78000 mi

US $310
Emission control valve was stuck and was replaced 
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 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

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

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Feb 2011
Aug 2010

14880 mi
air cond comp siezed  starter went, replaced on extended warranty extended warranty has payed for itself 

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