Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,800 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 GMC Sierra 1500 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2008 GMC Sierra 1500:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #15

Jul 092014

Sierra 1500

  • 37,000 miles


Dashboard is cracked at passenger airbag. Potential shrapnel if airbag activates.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #14

Aug 152015

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V324000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Camp Berde, AZ, USA

problem #13

Mar 022016

Sierra 1500

  • 80,000 miles
Cracks in dash above the airbag and instrument cluster. This is a problem GM is ignoring.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #12

Feb 142016

Sierra 1500

  • 60,000 miles


Dash pad cracks in both upper corners around passenger side airbag, truck was parked, noticed cracks in morning

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #11

Jun 152010

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Bought the truck new in 2008.after a year to 1 1/2 developed crack in dash in corner by airbag. Had dash replaced under warranty. Dash cracked again within 1 1/2 was out of warranty then and they wanted me to pay a percentage. I refused to pay for there defect

- Tahlequah, OK, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

problem #10

Sep 032015

Sierra 1500

  • 47,997 miles
At approximately 48,000 miles driving on a paved road, my dash on the passenger side where the air bag is located, cracked. The crack continues to increase in size. I would think it would effect operation of air bag. With as many complaints that are posted to this, I cannot believe its not under investigation.

- Chiefland, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 202015

Sierra 1500

  • 22,000 miles


Had a co-worker with a 2008 that told me about his dashboard crack adjacent to the air-bag compartment. My vehicle has only 22,000 miles and has been garage housed the entire time. I'm afraid that if the air-bag deployed, with the crack in the corner, there could be severe damage to the passenger.

- Dickinson, TX, USA

problem #8

Jun 102015

Sierra 1500

  • 75,000 miles
Service airbag light came on and when I went to the dealer I told it is a bad sensor that needs to be replaced, I asked the dealer if this comman they said no but there seems to be alot of compliats on the web

- Mystic, CT, USA

problem #7

Jul 122014

Sierra 1500

  • 35,300 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated while attempting to accelerate from a complete stop, another vehicle crashed into the vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. The front driver's side seat belt buckle released independently. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a broken rib and an injury to the shoulder. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and repaired for the exterior damages. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,300.

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #6

Mar 032014

Sierra 1500

  • 65,000 miles
My 2008 GMC 1500 Sierra "service air bag" light came on when I started my truck a few weeks ago. Finally was at the dealer, romeo GMC in kingston, NY. They ran diagnostics testing and advised me that my front air bag sensor sensor was bad and it cost me $469 to replace it! the service guy said 'they are in a bad place and get damaged from the weather etc and they just go like that!' really" that's ok for a safety design? also, how can this small sensor cost so much?? is it just dealership gouging parts prices? I am seeing online that I could have bought an after market product and replaced it myself- a 10mm bolt holds it on! was I just robbed" maybe I can return it ad drive without the air bag!

- Boiceville , NY, USA

problem #5

Jun 262012

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 68,500 miles


I purchased a 2008 GMC Sierra pickup in 2012 from george gee automotive in Liberty lake wa. I experienced the first air bag service light shortly after the purchase. I informed the dealer george gee about this and was completely ignored. I then took the vehicle to parkway automotive in deer park wa.. parkway never really figured out why the air bags had the error but after trying a few things the error light went off and stayed off until March 26th 2014 when it came back on. At first it was on occasionally for a few days. Now it is on steady all of the time. I took the vehicle back to parkway today 03/31/2014 and was told it is a module issue and my air bags are disabled because of it. Parkway is not a GM dealer they are not able to repair it. I have read multiple complaints about this same air bag issue in GM products and feel this is a very serious safety issue that GM should be responsible for fixing.

- Chattaroy , WA, USA

problem #4

Mar 202013

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • miles
Dash is cracking in multiple locations. My truck is hardly in the sun and I always use a sun shade in the windshield. There are several cracks around the dash and I am worried this will have an impact on the air bag systems. This is unacceptable from GMC.

- Gold Canyon, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 012013

Sierra 1500

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the passenger's side mat sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 44,000.

- Canastota, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 082013

Sierra 1500 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that the driver's side air bag warning light illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was determined that the sensor housing was cracked. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 39,000..... updated 10-17-13

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 102011

Sierra 1500

  • 33,800 miles
The contact owns a 2008 GMC Sierra 1500. The contact stated that while exiting a residential driveway at low speeds, the side window air bags deployed without warning. The driver and rear passenger sustained minor injuries from the air bag. The dealer was contacted and they advised the contact to have the vehicle towed. The failure and current mileages were approximately 33,800.

- Placerville, CA, USA

Not what you are looking for?