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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,870 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 engine problems

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #12

Dec 242015

Silverado 2500

  • 131,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving various speeds, the vehicle decelerated and stalled without warning. The contact had to park and restart the vehicle, but it would not accelerate past 10 mph. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the wiring harness cam sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The contact returned the vehicle to the dealer where several repairs were made, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 131,000.

- Ashdown, AR, USA

problem #11

Nov 042015

Silverado 2500

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle misfired and a small tick noise was heard under the hood. Over time, the tick noise increased in volume and became more of a knocking noise. The vehicle was taken to a certified mechanic who diagnosed that the cam shaft, rods, and lifters needed be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. When the vehicle began to make the ticking noise, the check engine warning light and several other warning lights illuminated. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and the contact was directed to NHTSA. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Atoona, AL, USA

problem #10

Oct 012015

Silverado 2500

  • miles
Excessive oil consumption (1 us quart/1,000 miles).

- La Crosse, WI, USA

problem #9

Feb 012015

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 55 mph, all of the gauges became disabled without warning. The contact mentioned that when the gauges reactivated, the air bags were disabled. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.... updated 06-02-15 updated 9/17/2015

- Picayune, MS, USA

problem #8

Mar 212015

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
I am disappointed with GM for first time ever. I had a 01 that I got 350,000 miles on it and it had all original parts. Then I buy a 08 and I have oil leaks four wheel drive light on my engine runs rough and my air bag light is on. I don't get it and trust me I just saw a website with the same complaints about what I have when is GM going to say oh sh*t we have issues with this year maybe we should do something about it. If nothing comes about this I will be going Ford and tell GM to pack sand I have driven GM my whole life and would like to stay but I have owned this truck for only a year and hoping GMC opens there eyes.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #7

Mar 162015

Silverado 2500

  • 40,800 miles
Major leaking problem coming from the area of the oil filter.. believe to be something with the oil cooler. This truck only has 40K on it and has never been abused and garage kept all its live... I feel like I have bought a talked vehicle and after paying 50K plus a heavy interest charge over the course of 7 years I feel like this vehicle is going to fail on me while driving and possibly injure me, my family or worst yet some innocent person.. GM needs to get there stuff together and get these same repetitive problems fixed on these trucks because its the same issues over and over and over again dating back to the early 2000's.... you never see this problem in the Toyota or Nissan line ups.... sad but never again will I buy a GM unless they get on the ball and get this stuff fixed.

- Havre De Grace, MD, USA

problem #6

Jan 292015

Silverado 2500

  • 127,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Cylinder 4 misfire code which lead dealer to diagnose a bad lifter with cam damage, new piston rings needed, entire engine needed to be replaced. Cost $7,000 + afm contributed to problem in this model year per service department. Truck never hauled, or plowed with. Regular oil changes and maintenance done on time for entire ownership.

- North Haven, CT, USA

problem #5

May 152014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
Oil consumption 3 quarts between oil changes - no leaks no black smoke - and now I'm hearing a rattle in the engine.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #4

Jun 152013

Silverado 2500

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that there was an exhaust leak. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where the mechanic stated that the manifold was severely corroded. Additionally, the bolts that held the manifold to the engine were fractured. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Concord, NH, USA

problem #3

Nov 152013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
Driving at night at 55 mph, the truck intermittently lost power but did not completely quit; the low beam headlights blew and went off.

- Frankfort, KY, USA

problem #2

Nov 252013

Silverado 2500

  • 69,493 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that an independent mechanic advised that the bolts where the exhaust pipe met the muffler were fractured and emitting fumes into the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 69,493.

- Pasadena, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 222013

Silverado 2500

  • 86,741 miles
My gauges are going haywire...while I'm riding on the road...my truck dont start sometimes and also my alarm dont work...

- Crowley, LA, USA

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