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Crashes / Fires:
9 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
12 / 1
Average Mileage:
26,292 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.

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #11

Jun 022014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 43,000 miles


Turned key to on position started truck and air bag warning would not go off. Front sensor was cracked. Replaced it on my own!!!!!!!

- Norton, KS, USA

problem #10

Feb 032014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 59,800 miles
While driving down the road at 35 mph the air bag warning light came on. There was no air bag deployment. It has been determined that the problem is that a left front impact sensor has gone bad.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #9

Feb 182014

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
7:10 a.M. Tuesday morning, I hit black ice and lost control of my vehicle. I proceeded to slide uncontrollably across the road. I then hit a cliff with the front end of my vehicle, once I hit the the cliff my vehicle then flipped in the air and landed on the driver side of the vehicle. Once I had landed on the pavement, another vehicle came along proceeding at around 45 mph. The vehicle proceeded to hit the hood of my vehicle. The driver hit my hood directly with the front end of his vehicle. During the whole incident, I had my seatbelt on. Also it was indicated that my air bags were one and functioning correctly. The vehicle itself was totaled and I sustained whiplash, a slight concussion, severe bruises and cuts, and also received a chipped tooth from hitting the steering wheel with my face.

- Jesse, WV, USA

problem #8

Sep 302013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 72,125 miles


My truck stayed parked for 10 days while on vacation. It was running fine when I parked it. Upon returning from vacation I tried to start it and nothing! it wont even try to turn over. After having a private mechanic look at it he said the fuse block under the hood has a short in it. How can it short out just sitting there? this could be a fire hazard & a safety issue!! I have 2 small children & if I were driving & it caught on fire we all could be injured!!!!!! this should open GM's eyes to have a recall on this vehicle.

- Lewisburg, KY, USA

problem #7

Feb 092013

Silverado 2500

  • 56,000 miles
My dashboard cracked at the corner of the air bag and appears there may be an issue with flying projectiles of plastic if the air ever deploys.

- Denair, CA, USA

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problem #6

Jul 232010

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
Railroad hyrail vehicle equipped, after market, with hyrail wheel assemblies which allow the vehicle to operate on railroad tracks. Once hyrail (flanged) wheels are retracted, the vehicle is operated over the highways and public roads like any other vehicle. On 7/23/2010, at 20th St. And us 34 in Warren county, il., railroad employee was operating a hyrail-equipped vehicle on public roadway when it was struck from behind at an unknown speed while stopped in traffic to make a left hand turn. Striking vehicle was towing a trailer and both vehicles left the roadway and struck a fence. Airbags in the hyrail-equipped vehicle did not deploy. A police report was made. Concern is that the installation of hyrail wheel assemblies might be impacting the airbag sensor. The hyrail wheel assemblies extend approx. One foot of steel framework ahead of the front and rear bumpers. The placement of these assemblies might inadvertently be affecting airbag deployment in crashes on the railroad track and on public roads.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #5

Oct 312012

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Off and on vehicle locks into anti theft mode......sat overnite at walmart..sat overnite at groc store...went to dealer 300 later not fixed they may try this or that $$$$$$$$$$$ each visit is expensive.....called customer support at GM they told me they new nothing about this happening.....googled internet a lot of people are dealing with this....called customer service back they told me not to google internet because many vehicles can break down they do not last the meantime I should return to service because they only hire top notch techs who can fix the problem.....they are not fixing it they are guessing and each time they guess the problem exits but my wallet shrinks.........this passlock even has it's own facebook page.......this is bad and dangerous and expensive....the only solution is to buy a kit and then try to find someone to install to override the system.........this is ridiculous tired of looking at service seatbelt..little car with lock on it and turning key to nothing happening all because passlock failure.

- Conway, SC, USA

problem #4

May 162012

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
The contact's son owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the side air bags deployed. The vehicle was not involved in a crash. The contact stated that the failure sounded like a gun shot. The contact spoke with a dealer and was informed that the failure occurred once before, but the vehicle had not been inspected. The failure and current mileages were 59,000. Updated 6/20/12 the consumer stated the seat belts locked up and now they have to be replaced. Updated 06/22/12

- Wrangell, AK, USA

problem #3

Mar 222012

Silverado 2500

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while stopped, the driver's side air bag deployed inside of the steering wheel and the seat belt pre-tensioner activated as if the vehicle were involved in a crash. The activating of the pre-tensioner injured the contact's shoulder during the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the contact was informed that the air bag sensor module and pre-tensioner needed to be replaced. No repairs were performed. The failure and current mileages were 41,000.

- Hastings, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 302011

Silverado 2500 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. Neither the driver nor the passenger side air bags deployed. The vehicle was destroyed and the contact sustained head and back injuries. The contact did call the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 66,000. Updated 02/15/12 updated 02/24/12

- Murfreesboro, AR, USA

problem #1

Feb 182010

Silverado 2500

  • 60,118 miles
Have 2008 Chevy ext cab Silverado, had a head on accident, the truck was serviced the 17 of Feb, accident happened the 18, the airbags did not deployed, the truck was totaled.

- Burleson, TX, USA

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