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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,013 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 022010

Silverado 2500

  • 8,880 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 25 mph while pulling a trailer, the brakes failed when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle finally stopped after depressing the brake pedal several times. The contact also stated that the service brake controller warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the brake master cylinder sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred several times. The failure recurred every year and was repaired. On 2/3/16, the failure occurred again. It was diagnosed that the brake pedal switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 8,880. Updated 04/07/16

- Newton Falls, OH, USA

problem #5

Aug 032015

Silverado 2500

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the brake lines were rusted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Ortonville, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 032015

Silverado 2500

  • 55,000 miles
To date I only have 60kmi. On my 2008 Silverado. Its immaculetly maintained. So far both airbag sensors have gone bad and I've lost cruise controll. Ive also lost the driver side speaker functionality.

- Altamont, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 092015

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that the brake light warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer who diagnosed that there was an internal failure with the module and the dealer replaced the rear brakes, the module, and the relay switch. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000. Updated 4/15/15 MA 08/14/15 the consumer stated GM refused to honor the recall by not refunding the cost of repairs. Updated 11/12/15

- Lake Wales, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 022009

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 1,200 miles
Within two months of purchasing my brand new Silverado, I noticed this issue and it has persisted. My vehicle now has 73,000 miles on it, and it happens even more frequently. I've brough this problem up to Chevy on multiple occasions, and they have always told me to bring the vehicle when it's doing this, but within 30 minutes of operating the vehicle, the warning lights go off. Many times when I start my vehicle, the "stabilitrack", and "anti-lock brake system" warning lights come on. There's normally a click/thud when I start the vehicle, immediately followed by the warning lights coming on. When it does this, a lot of times the vehicle won't even shift into gear for about five minutes. It's my belief that when these lights are on, these items aren't working. I've driven up to 45 minutes with both lights being on. They will usually stay on until I've operated the vehicle for at least 30 minutes, and then turn the vehicle off. After I've done so, and then restarted the vehicle, the lights will usually go off. These are both very impotant safety features. I've gone on numerous GM threads and found that hundreds of Silverado owners from 2007 up until today continue to have the issue and nobody ever does anything about it. The owners who did get GM to actually turn a wrench in efforts to fix the problem all say it ultimately returned. The vehicle not going into gear is something that recently started happening with the problem. If I start the truck and the warning lights aren't on, the vehicle operates fine, however, if I start the vehicle and the warning lights are on, it usually takes several minutes to get the vehicle in gear.

- Dupont, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 262013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • 22,000 miles
I have a 2008 K2500 diesel. The vehicle is used strictly for camping and has only 24,000 miles. Over thanksgiving, I parked vehicle in an off road park. After 2 days parked, I started the truck and had no steering or brakes at all. This had happened several times before but not as bad. After a few minutes idling, steering and brakes came back to normal. I researched the web and found this to be a common problem. GM has issued several tsbs on the subject and the claim it is "normal" on 2500 series trucks. NHTSA has also chimed in with NHTSA id number: 10335581. I took the truck into william L. morris Chevrolet in simi valley, ca. The service writer ignored any of my research, the tsbs and the NHTSA info. Instead, they want me to pay $780 to replace the power steering pump, when GM says it is a normal condition. I believe one of 2 things - we have a serious problem that will eventually hurt someone or they are duping people into an unnecessary expense in replacing the pump. I am an mech engineer. I asked them to show me the results of the pressure test and they could/would not. I asked how they arrived at their conclusion and was told "years of experience". I have 14+ years of experience with hydraulic pumps and am quite sure the pump ias just fine - maybe underdriven but otherwise fine.

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

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