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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,648 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 engine problems

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 292015

Silverado 3500

  • 95,500 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, the contact noticed that the temperature gauge went to zero and the "engine hot ac turned off" warning indicator illuminated. The contact pulled over to the side of the road and then drove home. The contact stated that the failure occurred three other times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the thermostat and sensor were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 95,500.

- Clint, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 262014

Silverado 3500

  • 68,500 miles
I bought this vehicle used with about 66,000 miles on the odometer. Shortly thereafter, the check engine light came on, and I found an evaporative emissions code stored. I cleared the code and went about my business. Not long after, I went to fill the truck with fuel and gasoline spilled out from the top of the gas tank without coming up the filling neck. When I got around to taking the tank off the trunk to look for the cause of the issue, I found that the top plate of the fuel sending unit had rusted through and left an approximate 1" X 1/2" hole where fuel and vapor was able to escape. As far as I know, this was the original sending unit for the vehicle. I am replacing the unit with a delphi sending unit with a plastic top; hoping that this will prevent future leaks of this nature.

- South Charleston, WV, USA

problem #2

Mar 042011

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 76,590 miles
1 to 2 months after purchase the oil was completely out on my truck. They have attempted to fix the oil consumption is 3 to 4 times. Now they are wanting to replace the piston that they have already ordered not knowing what kind of damage has been done.

- Lucedale, MS, USA

problem #1

Oct 042011

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
The driver side exhaust manifold bolts broke off causing an exhaust leak. This is a serious safety issue causing exhaust gas to enter the cabin! exhaust bolts should not break off.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

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