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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,750 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 152016


  • 145,000 miles


I was driving my vehicle several days after having a routine oil change and the vehicle started to slow down. I took my car in to be checked out and was told that I need a new engine, the truck has a loss of power due to the stabilizing trak issue. After reading all the complaints online this seems to be a problem which needs to be addressed by Chevy.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Oct 182013

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
Tort converter on transmission was shot...had to replace entire transmission at 135,000 miles.

- South Hill, VA, USA

problem #2

May 012014

Suburban 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chevrolet Suburban. Consumer writes in regards to the disappointment in the manufacturer due to numerous vehicle repairs. The consumer stated the vehicle would run rough, the check engine light illuminated, the service stabilitrak and traction control lights illuminated when some of the cylinders shut down, the lifters were not properly lubricated, causing them to fail. The engine consumed large amounts of oil. There were noises coming from the oil pan and transmission area, 3 of the 4 door locks actuators were replaced, the rear liftgate broke for the 4th time, the right retractable mirror was inoperable, the cruise control worked about 505 of the time, which was probably tied the throttle positioning sensor going bad as well. Also, the vehicle had significant electrical problem, where certain lights would illuminate on the dashboard, there was an audible clicking noise, that sounded like a relay firing very quickly.

- Warwick, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 232010

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
New car purchased in 2008. Multiple issues with car consuming excess oil and losing engine power. 27,000 miles had to replace all amf lifters in engine 29,000 miles had to replace throttle body assembly system 31,000 miles had to install new oil pump, gasket and seal 32,000 miles had to replace oil gasket 37,000 miles oil intake system plugs burning oil and oil on intake valve. Had to clean engine and installl 8 valve seals.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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