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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,270 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 3500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 022010

Silverado 3500

  • 8,880 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 25 mph while pulling a trailer, the brakes failed when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle finally stopped after depressing the brake pedal several times. The contact also stated that the service brake controller warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake master cylinder sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred several times. The failure recurred every year and was repaired. On 2/3/16, the failure occurred again. It was diagnosed that the brake pedal switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 8,880. Updated 04/07/16

- Newton Falls, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 032015

Silverado 3500

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the brake lines were rusted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

problem #2

Jun 032015

Silverado 3500

  • 55,000 miles
To date I only have 60kmi. On my 2008 Silverado. Its immaculetly maintained. So far both airbag sensors have gone bad and I've lost cruise controll. Ive also lost the driver side speaker functionality.

- Altamont, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 022009

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 1,200 miles
Within two months of purchasing my brand new Silverado, I noticed this issue and it has persisted. My vehicle now has 73,000 miles on it, and it happens even more frequently. I've brough this problem up to Chevy on multiple occasions, and they have always told me to bring the vehicle when it's doing this, but within 30 minutes of operating the vehicle, the warning lights go off. Many times when I start my vehicle, the "stabilitrack", and "anti-lock brake system" warning lights come on. There's normally a click/thud when I start the vehicle, immediately followed by the warning lights coming on. When it does this, a lot of times the vehicle won't even shift into gear for about five minutes. It's my belief that when these lights are on, these items aren't working. I've driven up to 45 minutes with both lights being on. They will usually stay on until I've operated the vehicle for at least 30 minutes, and then turn the vehicle off. After I've done so, and then restarted the vehicle, the lights will usually go off. These are both very impotant safety features. I've gone on numerous GM threads and found that hundreds of Silverado owners from 2007 up until today continue to have the issue and nobody ever does anything about it. The owners who did get GM to actually turn a wrench in efforts to fix the problem all say it ultimately returned. The vehicle not going into gear is something that recently started happening with the problem. If I start the truck and the warning lights aren't on, the vehicle operates fine, however, if I start the vehicle and the warning lights are on, it usually takes several minutes to get the vehicle in gear.

- Dupont, WA, USA

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