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Recall List for the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado

Official recalls have been issued for the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chevrolet service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chevrolet customer service.

  1. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #08V441000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 857,735

    Summary: GM is recalling 857,735 MY 2006-2008 Buick lucerne; Cadillac dts; Hummer H2; MY 2007-2008 Cadillac escalade, escalade esv, escalade ext; Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC acadia, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL, Saturn outlook; and MY 2008 Buick enclave vehicles equipped with a heated wiper washer fluid system. A short circuit on the printed circuit board for the washer fluid heater may overheat the control-circuit ground wire.

    Consequence: This may cause other electrical features to malfunction, create an odor, or cause smoke increasing the risk of a fire.

    Actions: Dealers will install a wire harness with an in-line fuse free of charge. The recall began on September 12, 2008. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080; Cadillac at 1-800-982-2339 or; Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; Saturn at 1-800-972-8876 or, GMC at 1-866-996-9436; or Hummer at 1-800-732-5493; or through their website at> For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V441000 »

  2. 2008 Chevrolet Silverado EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #08E050000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 11, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,921

    Summary: K2 motor is recalling 1,921 aftermarket headlamps of various models sold for use on the above listed vehicles. These headlamps are missing the amber side reflex reflector which fails to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Without the amber side reflex reflectors, the lighting visibility may be affected, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: K2 motor will notify owners and offer a full refund. The recall began on decemeber 17, 2008. Owners may contact K2 motor at 1-909-839-2992. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E050000 »

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