definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,812 miles

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 body / paint problems

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2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 212016

Sierra 1500

  • 0 miles


Dashboard crashesd near front passanger airbag that may potentially allow moisture intrution into the passanger airbag inflator system

- Juarez Mexico (El Paso Tx), TX, USA

problem #7

Oct 092016

Sierra 1500

  • 75,000 miles
Frame at sway bar mount and transmission crossmember rusting away on both sides of truck

- Angleton, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 012016

Sierra 1500

  • miles
The paint is peeling off the truck at the hood and top of the truck. The hood peeled first 2015. The top of the truck may, 2016

- Port Arthur, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 142016

Sierra 1500

  • 60,000 miles


Dash pad cracks in both upper corners around passenger side airbag, truck was parked, noticed cracks in morning

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 152010

Sierra 1500

  • miles
Bought the truck new in 2008.after a year to 1 1/2 developed crack in dash in corner by airbag. Had dash replaced under warranty. Dash cracked again within 1 1/2 was out of warranty then and they wanted me to pay a percentage. I refused to pay for there defect

- Tahlequah, OK, USA

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problem #3

Aug 192009

Sierra 1500

  • 26,000 miles
Approx 26,000 miles. The chrome handles on the doors, 2 have come loose. I called the Chevy/GMC dealer and was told it would be a cost of approx. $125 per door to fix.

- Chiefland, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 082010

Sierra 1500 8-cyl

  • 34,000 miles
At 35K the drivers side front door actuator failed and was replaced under warranty. At 40K the passenger side door actuator failed. I was told this is a common problem with this vehicle due to defective parts used by GMC. With no ability to open or close the passenger door from the drivers control, a potential safety issue exists. E.g. unable to prevent an intruder from entering the car at a stop light, or allow a scared child to exit after an accident.

- Whitmore Lake, MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 162011

Sierra 1500

  • 11,500 miles
Power door lock failed on driver door. You can not open door with out lifting hand latch. This is very dangerous-- meaning you can not open door by door handle-- there is no override like provided on other vehicles. Other door failed 2 months later. Truck locks and unlocks doors when moving shifter from park to drive, there is no program option to delete this option. So you lock and unlock doors every time you shift truck transmission to park or in drive. This is not needed in my case, since you can manually do same. This is manufacture defect and should be recalled.

- Whittier, CA, USA

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