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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,306 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

Feb 022010


  • 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 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 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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