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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,448 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.

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 122015


  • 98,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the dashboard was fractured on the drivers and the passengers side where the air bag was located. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,000. The VIN was not available......updated 04/15/16

- Griffin, GA, USA

problem #7

Jul 302015


  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. While at a stop light, another vehicle traveling approximately 50 mph crashed into the rear of the contact's vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. The dashboard was cracked approximately two to three inches in length. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V324000 (air bags). The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Baytown, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 252015

Silverado 4WD 8-cyl

  • 22,300 miles
Engine trouble light appears and service airbag message appears, both. Passenger side windows would not operate. Burning odors appear inside the cabin. The G.M. dealership located the wiring harness had caught fire and melted part of the carpet on the front drivers side kick plate. $2,400 to replace the harness and carpet. What's going to prevent this from happening again?

- Williston Park, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 072015


  • 141,000 miles


I was on my way home from work after working a very long day and I fell asleep at the wheel and went off the side of 225. All I remember was waking up in between trees about two feet away from sims bayou. My vehicle was totaled. No air bags deployed.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 282011


  • 36,600 miles
My dash has several cracks in it around the passenger air bag. I am concerned that if the air bag is deployed that the defected dash will become sharp projectiles and cause undue injury to me or my passenger. I have seen many others with same problem and it is a safety concern to me.

- Mchenry, MS, USA

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problem #3

Apr 112014

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 48,883 miles
I was driving on a state highway and experienced a blowout from one of my hankook tires model dynapro as tires. Severe body damage all along the left side of my truck was the result of this accident, as I was pulled into a concrete median barrier.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 152013

Silverado 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the front driver's side door handle fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the door panel would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Sebewaing, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 162010


  • 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

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