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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,882 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 3500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Oct 162010

Silverado 3500

  • 41,800 miles


2008 Chevrolet Silverado having electrical problems. Door locks cycling, A/C not working intermittent, alt gauge fluctuating, fuel gauge fluctuating, engine stall, ABS & tcs lights blinking. I reported the problem to my dealer and the kept it for a week. They ended up replacing the 175 amp megafuse and battery cables. I got back and have driven it for a week and everything seems to be working properly except the alt gauge. I intend on calling them back next week so I can drive it a little longer to see if any of the other issues persist.

- Calhoun, TN, USA

problem #4

Jul 022010

Silverado 3500

  • 0 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact received a recall notice associated with the NHTSA recall campaign id number 08V441000 (electrical system). The contact was in disagreement with the recall defect remedy repair which consisted of disabling the heated washer system. The contact stated that the vehicle was manufactured and designed with a heated washer system which should be replaced instead of completely disabling and removing some of it's components. No failures have occurred at this time; however, there was concern of the safety risk involved.

- Hartford City, IN, USA

problem #3

Feb 022010

Silverado 3500

  • 9,000 miles
The vehicle has numerous electrical problems. When driving the vehicle, the "check airbags" light will begin flashing, the door locks will begin actuating rapidly, the gauges will freeze, and the transmission begins shifting in and out of gear. This is a major safety concern.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 102009

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. While depressing the brake pedal, the brake light illuminated. The brake light would go out if the contact slightly removed his foot from the brake pedal. The manufacturer and dealer both stated that this was a normal occurrence when the brake pedal is slightly released. The dealer and manufacturer could not assist with the repairs. There were no recalls available. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 3,000 and current mileage was less than 7,000. Updated 07/01/09 while towing a trailer, the vehicle would lurch forward when braking. The electric trailer brakes seemed to function off of the vehicle brake lights, which causes the trailer brakes to disengage even while applying brake pressure. The vehicles brake lights also flicker on and off while braking. Updated 07/02/09.

- Bedford, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 012008

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chevrolet Silverado. Consumer has issues with the recall 08048 and other problems with the vehicle. The consumer stated the windshield wipers activated on their own on several occasions, the right passenger door window lockout was inoperative, the right side door mirror tilt feature worked occasionally, the instrument panel lights worked intermittently and the radio/cd panel lights worked sometimes. The consumer stated he received a recall notice in the mail which stated a short circuit on the printed circuit board for the washer fluid heater may overheat the control- circuit ground wire. This may cause other electrical features to malfunction. Recall 08V441000.

- Saint Marie, MT, USA

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