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7.6

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$510
Average Mileage:
48,750 miles
Total Complaints:
32 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (10 reports)
  2. replace electrical door locks (10 reports)
  3. door lock actuator needs to be replaced (6 reports)
  4. replace power lock solenoid (4 reports)
  5. replace door locks (2 reports)
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #32

Jun 132016

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2008 Silerado 1500 ext. cab. Drivers side door lock will not work. All others work fine.

- Kevin W., Raleigh, NC, US

problem #31

Jun 142014

Silverado LT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

Should be recalled. Many having this issue but GM chooses to ignore problem. Why?

- Don K., Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #30

May 042015

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

Passenger side door lock stopped working. I believe the rear drivers door is on its' way also.

- Pat D., Warren, MI, USA

problem #29

Oct 012011

Silverado LT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Had two power locks fixed while under warranty. After warranty expired my drivers door stopped working. Way to go Chevy. I've had so many issues with oil consumption, power door locks & windows and remote start. Why hasn't there been any recalls. Seems as though everybody is having the same issues.

- shawjl, Bruceton Mills, WV, USA

problem #28

Jan 012015

Silverado WT 4.3L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles

Retired and truck is paid off, 49,000 miles and I will run until the wheels fall off, but GM needs to step up

and fix the problem that seems a lot of people have. It is safety issue that will only be recalled when there

are several deaths, law suites, lawyers involved. The least GM could do is put keyed lock on passenger

side. Then we would think we were back in the 60`s before I had power door locks.

- hoaggutt, Wixom, MI, USA

problem #27

Jun 052012

Silverado LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

First it was the driver side rear door that would not lock or unlock and I got it fixed for about $500. Then shortly thereafter, each one went bad. I called the Chevy complaint line and was told that since there is no recall nothing could be done. It would cost another $1500 to get them fixed. What a rip... I will be ready to buy another truck in the fall. I have been a loyal Chevy owner for over 35 years. No more!!! It will either be a Ford or Dodge.

- Jim T., Dubuque, IA, USA

problem #26

Oct 012013

Silverado V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The passenger side door lock no longer works. It worked perfectly and then one day it just quit. The driver's side still works. I have read that this is a common problem on 2008 Silverado's and that the problem is a faulty actuator. I will attempt to fix it myself because I'm sure not going to pay a dealer $500 for this.

- rancallc, Dallas, TX, USA

problem #25

Feb 062014

Silverado 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

The door locks all failed quite some time ago, but I couldn't get my husband to get them checked out until another problem with the truck came up this past week. We just paid a Chevy dealer $700 for a tuneup, and he said it would cost another $1000 to fix our door locks! What a ripoff!

We always bought Chevys because my dad retired from Chevy, but it's time to check out a Ford or a Dodge after reading all the complaints regarding this issue that have not been addressed by Chevrolet. They were not like this in the old days! What a shame Chevrolet!!!

- James N., Godfrey, IL, USA

problem #24

Oct 102012

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

Just glad it happened under warranty. Dealer replace bad part. Didn't take very long.

- Dan L., Virginia, MN, USA

problem #23

Nov 212013

Silverado LT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

Driver side door will only work manually. Keyless entry will not work, along with inside button, and when the truck is put into park or drive.

- ffron344, Lartobe, PA, USA

problem #22

Feb 022012

Silverado LT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,300 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Out of 3 year 36000 miles warranty so it wasn't covered. I would have just used the key to open the door when locked but there is no key lock on the paasenger side of the new trucks. DOH.

- skeeterhawk, Garland, TX, USA

problem #21

Aug 172011

Silverado V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,300 miles

it is a pain when the passenger door lock doesn't work GM has no outside key access on the passenger side. You can only unlock the door from the inside.

- jonnieq65, crete, IL, USA

problem #20

Feb 152012

Silverado V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,700 miles

I got this 2008 Chevrolet Silverado from my grandfather in Feb. , this truck has not been beaten or untreated , he has had trouble from day one with it.

First it was the key, would lock up and wouldn't turn. He took it to dealer. Well, it was still under the 3 yr warranty but they told him it would cost him 700.00 to fix the problem. Not knowing it was covered at that time by GM...they should have .. he took it home and continued to use it as is just not turning the key all the way back . When I received the truck, being in I live and work in the city, I have to turn it back in order to prevent theft ( maybe I shouldn't. lol) and then one day it locked up .. A tow truck was needed to get it to GM and once there it cost the price of a new key plus cost of coding, new cylinder and drilled holes into my steering wheel, total cost 1500.00, which I think its b*-** after being told it was a faulty part that had malfunctioned in the ignition itself. Forgot to mention that the wheel hub assembly bearing had been changed at 70,000 and the other side at 117,000, covered thank god.

Shortly after power doors stopped working ...told its around 1200.00; air bag lights have been on since day one, I'm thinking its part of the recall since the salt eats away at the sensor but they won't fix it; cruise control only works when it wants to and that's 600.00 to fix ( found sometimes lifting the brake up and pressing button like a mad person helps ); the tie rod ends, upper and lower control arms all had to be changed at 119,000, you don't even want to know the cost of that; sometimes I go to start it and nothing ...no lights on dash ,interior ...just nothing, after waiting 5 ...10 mins ...try again and vrooommm it starts ...checked posts everything is fine and minused everything else out ... someone said factor remote start ...which that only works when it wants too; front axle seals were leaking and replaced by GM under power train warranty.

Now some of the problems I have with it: clunking sound when moved from park into drive; a humming sound when driving from a stop, normally makes the sounds at around 40mph; tranny feels like it slips here and there when it warms up and mostly when coming up to a stop sign...try proving the sounds at the dealership... they will tell you everything is fine ...wait till after the power train warranty is up. lol. Then I'm sure they will know what it is or it will take them 4 hours of your hard earned money to find the problem first !!!; tire warning light is always flashing and never stops; motor shut off light came on once and GM said it could be the oil pressure sensor ( nothing like taking a 4 hour trip on a freeway costing you $180. one way thinking you might not make it back lol)

I know its a 2008 and not a 2012/13 but come on. I know of cars from 1980's more reliable then this truck. The chrome is starting to rust , paint rusting around top of door and bottom inside the rubber for door, all control buttons are fading and the fake chrome is coming off everything.

My grandfather was a Ford person and got suckered into the truck even after he said I don't know why I bought this s** of a b*** truck lol

- nip_goddess, Whitefish, Ontario, canada

problem #19

Feb 012013

Silverado LT 53L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

All power door locks have failed. They failed one at a time in about a six month period. Appears to be individual issues at each door. Pain in the butt. Looking for tips on repairs.

- Louis J., Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #18

Sep 052012

Silverado LT 6.6L Duramax

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,264 miles

Power door lock failed due to faulty actuator. Replaced since it was the driver side door. A week later the rear passenger door failed as well. A search on the internet reveals this is a common problem with all the trucks and suvs.

- Keith K., Renton, WA, USA

problem #17

Apr 102013

Silverado LX Diesil

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

THIS IS AN ONGOING PROBLEM WITH CHEV VEHICALS! Just in the trucks I've owned, 2002 1/2 ton, king cab, 2004 1-ton dual,, king cab, and now my 2008 1-ton dual, 4 door!!! and also my Chev cars I've owned?

At $300 a lock,, and 4 doors....$1,200 is convincing me, plus my previous problems with door locks,,, NO MORE CHEVROLETS!!!!

- riverraftcat, Sumner, WA, USA

problem #16

Jul 042013

Silverado LX Diesil

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,500 miles

In the last year, on 3 separate occasions, my door locks have ceased to work, first the front drivers, $300 repair bill... then a month latter, the passengers rear door lock malfunctioned! And with in a month after that!!!!! The drivers rear door lock went bad!!!

This is the 3rd Chev truck since 2002 and all of them had the same problem.... at $300 a fix,,, there should be a recall,,, as it is a safety issue not having to lock your doors!

- riverraftcat, Sumner, WA, USA

problem #15

Jun 022013

Silverado LX Diesil

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

this is the second time and a different door lock that has gone out,,, waiting to get enough $$$$ to replace it,,, at $300 each,,, very costly,,, Chec needs a recall on these,,, this is the 3rd Chev truck since 2002,,, all had bad door lock mechanism!!

- riverraftcat, Sumner, WA, USA

problem #14

Jul 032012

Silverado

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

We have no clue as to why the power locks suddenly stopped working but would be interested in how to repair the problem. It is very annoying!!!!!

- Deborah L., Conroe, TX, USA

problem #13

Nov 012011

Silverado LT 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

ALL FOUR POWER DOOR LOCKS HAVE STOPPED WORKING. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD AS DOORS CAN BE OPENED WHEN YOU THINK THEY ARE LOCKED. 2008 CHEVY TRUCKS ARE ALL HAVING THIS PROBLEM TONS OF COMPLAINTS ON LINE BUT CHEVY SAYS THEY WILL NOT COVER THE REPLACEMENT. HAVE ALWAYS HAD GREAT SERVICE SO THIS REALLY SURPRISES ME THAT A DEFECTIVE PART IS NOT COVERED. MY WHOLE FAMILY BUYS CHEVY AS DAD RETIRED FROM THERE BUT THIS MAY CHANGE THAT.

- Dean L., Eagle, MI, USA

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