2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Problems

Power Door Lock Actuators May Fail

The power door lock actuators may become slow to operate or stop working completely and require replacement.

Heating and AC Temperature and Air Delivery Mode Door Actuators May Fail

One or more heater & AC (HVAC) air delivery and/or temperature mode door actuator may fail. This can result in incorrect air delivery or temperature. If this occurs, fault code(s) stored in the HVAC control module should be available to assist with diagnoses.

Speedometer or Other Instrument Panel Gauge May Work Erratically

The speedometer or other instrument panel gauge may begin to work erratically at times. Our technicians tell us that the instrument cluster must be sent to a repair facility to correct this fault. The warranty has been extended on some of these units to 7 years or 70,000 miles.

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Questions

Feel/hear clunk noise 1X or 2X when aggressively accelerating from 20mph-60mph (1 answer)

LTZ 4WD I don't hear the noise or feel any vibration if casually accelerating. When it occurs definitely feel it directly under driver's seat. I was thinking U joints but maybe CV joint or unfortunately front differential. Has 170000 Mileage on it. Any ideas to point me in right direc...

driver side door lock stopped working (1 answer)

fuses have been checked
arm rest unit has been checked

price of front and back brakes without a new drum (2 answers)

i was told i need new brakes in the front and the back. I was told that it would be less expensive because i didnt need something... i think they said i did not need a new drum.

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Recalls

Possible Under Hood Electrical Fire

The heated washer module under the hood could overheat due to excessive current draw. Under certain conditions, this could result in an under hood fire. This previous recall attempt in 2008 to repair this concern did not have the expected success. Dealers will now permanently disable and remove the heated washer module to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 20, 2010.

Possible Under Hood Electrical Fire

The wiring to the washer system heater may overheat due to a failure in the heater module. This could cause other electrical features to malfunction, smoke to develop, and an electrical fire could result. Dealers will install a wire harness with an inline fuse to protect the washer heater module. This recall is expected to begin on September 12, 2008. The General Motors recall number is 08048.

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Reviews

2008 Z71 been in shop 3 times since January 1. First time they said was bad gas. Second had to replace entire computer in truck. This Wed it died again. This time they say it is throttle problema dn they cannot find a part anywhere in country to fix it. Gonna be out a week or more. Please run like hell if you are thinking of buying on of these lemons!!!
The car looks great. Many options. The engine is powerful. We've had electrical issues with it since the day we bought it. I've replaced the computer, all of the door locks. The cruise control hasn't worked in a year. I had to replace the alternator a year ago. One day the entire dashboard shut down, stayed off until I turned off and restarted the car. I've replaced both of the hub asse...

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