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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,827 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.

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban electrical problems

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Sep 082011

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


After driving for approximately 3 hours the problem began: The door locks cycle repeatedly, the instrument console flashes, the drive position flashes from park to drive repeatedly, the radio stops working, the vehicle surges, and the stabilitrac says it needs to be serviced. This is the second report we have filed in a month. We have already taken it to the dealership once for this problem in early August when it was just the radio malfunctioning. They said to replace the radio. This is a safety issue that has already been identified by NHTSA item number 10036550 and service bulletin number pit-4730A. GM says that because our vehicle is out of factory warranty that they will not pay to have it repaired.

- North Pole, AK, USA

problem #6

Aug 022011

Suburban 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
I am a military helicopter test Pilot and faa licensed aircraft mechanic. We bought this vehicle new in 2008 and it has been properly maintained and cared for. We had to replace a dead battery in July 2011 and following that the radio stopped keeping time when the vehicle was turned off. Then a few weeks later the electrical system shorted out multiple times while driving. The door locks cycled repeatedly and the instrument console flashed in unison. Also following each event the radio clock time and date had reset. It has done this on four separate occasions since late July. As a precaution the battery connections were rechecked and found properly secured, although this should not have caused this problem. Each time the problem has occurred it has happened quickly but the engine momentarily exhibited reduced power when it happened.

- North Pole, AK, USA

problem #5

Mar 242011


  • 42,000 miles
2008 Chevy Suburban will be in the shop next week for the 3rd time for same problems dealing with front air conditioner ceasing to blow air and problems with door latches & locks no longer able to be activated by remote or front master door activator. Have replaced ac blower motor, resistor, and driver front door lock actuator. It is now the driver back door lock not working. Also, vehicle began running rough; took it to mechanic; sent me on to dealer. Had to replace all fuel injectors and camshaft.

- Hondo, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 042011


  • 47,385 miles


After having to replace my chrome door handle that broke on my back left door, the power lock is now not working on the same door. My children ride in this car, and I too am extremely frustrated that their safety is in jeopardy because of this issue. I'm beyond disappointed that my $55,000 vehicle has had so many issues. Please GM recall this vehicle and fix this lock issue! it's not safe!!

- Hickory, KY, USA

problem #3

Feb 012010

Suburban 8-cyl

  • miles
2008 Chevrolet Suburban after turning on the ac it began to blow hot air on the drivers side but cold on the passenger. Iwas reading a forum online and it seems the this is a wide spread problem with GM vehicle link enclosed.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 232010


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500. The contact stated she received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: Insert recall number (electrical system, component electrical system) pertaining to the heated windshield washer fluid feature. The contact stated she purchased the vehicle with the intent in being able to utilize the feature but the recall advised having the mechanism disengaged to prevent a possible fire from occurring in the vehicle. The contact did not believe the $100 reimbursement offered in the recall was a sufficient reimbursement. The manufacturer advised the reimbursement amount was an average from all claims of the failure. There were no failures. The current mileage was approximately 28,000.

- Vail , CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 102009


  • 29,000 miles
Passenger side door lock stopped working on 08 Suburban. Dealer replaced lock.

- Farmington, PA, USA

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