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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,200 miles

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 102016


  • 75,000 miles


My vehicle has an oil consumption issue, like many of the 07-08 models. We have taken it to 2 dealerships, and they request that we replace the cam and lifters. We have been told by 2 different Chevrolet dealerships that this is a bad design by Chevy, and they see it all the time with this year. They also stated that they would not even sell our vehicle on their lot if we traded it in. I live in a small town, and I know 4 people who had this same issue, and had to buy new vehicles because Chevy did not offer a solution. The repairs cost approximately $5000. Our only option is to trade it in or pay the repairs out of pocket. This is a bad design by Chevy, and a safety issue. We cannot drive our vehicle at this time. When the issue began in October of 2016 we were driving down the highway and it started making a knocking noise. We took the vehicle to a Chevy dealership in foley Alabama, (southern Chevrolet) and were told by them it is a bad design, and they have seen many trucks with the same issue. They diagnosed and gave us the option of replacing the cam and lifters for $5000. We did not do this at the time, and took it to another mechanic who stated he had seen this issue multiple times himself. He gave us a temporary fix, and we drove the vehicle home. We took it to our local Chevy dealership who told us the exact same thing.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #2

Jan 172016


  • 121,600 miles
This started as I was driving down interstate at 65 mph. Suddenly my traction control light on dash came on along with blinking check engine light. Also read stabilitrak off and service traction control in readout below. Immediately my truck lost power and decelerated so I immediately pulled off road as to not get ran over by traffic. Read manual said to turn off and restart. Did this and all was good for another mile then happened again on and off for last 12 miles before I could get home. Upon taking it to dealership today they came back saying nothing about these codes but that there was a misfire code and oil low?? so now I have got an oil change and fuel system cleaning. Upon asking about the initial problem I was told to drive it to see if it happens again. This is a major issue with apparently the whole truck platform at GM. This problem is posted all over internet with cars even shutting off and brakes locking up and the big problem is no dealership knows how to fix it. Charge people a bunch of money to fix numerous things they know will not fix issue. This should be a major recall on 2007- at least 2010 from what I can see from data that is out there. I will be selling my truck after this because I do not feel safe driving my kids in it. I'm die hard Chevy guy who has a 2003 Suburban with 400000+ miles on it with very little issues in all these years. Please make GM fix this problem.

- Floyds Knobs, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 152015


  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban. After the vehicle was started, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel cap needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the evac system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired again. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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