2008 GMC Savana 1500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 GMC Savana 1500

2008 GMC Savana 1500 Problems

One or More Rear Lights May Not Work

The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to stop working.

Electrical components under front carpet may be damaged when cleaning van interior

Various electrical components under the front carpet/rubber mat may become damaged if excess water is used to clean the rear cargo area.

Service transmission every 30,000 miles
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.

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2008 GMC Savana 1500 Questions

what is the book repair time to replace the thermosat (2 answers)

I have been charged for two thermostat, one oil O-ring, $20.00 worth of dexcool and 6 hours to complete the job. Does this sound correct - I am told it is only a 2 hours job

What does code # 449 mean? (2 answers)

What does code 449 mean?

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2008 GMC Savana 1500 Recalls

Frame Rail May Be Wider Than Specification, Potentially Causing a Fuel Leak

The frame rail of the vehicle may be wider than intended. If this is the case, the fuel tank may rub on the frame rail and eventually may leak. Leaking fuel presents a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and modify the frame rail if required. The GM recall number is 080205. This recall began on July 30, 2008.

Transfer Case Drive Chain May Fail; Vehicle May Not Be Secure in Park

The transfer case drive chain may fail and cause the AWD system to fail. Chain failure will also prevent the vehicle from being secure in "Park." Dealers will inspect the transfer case and replace it if necessary. The GM recall number is N080244. This recall began on August 15, 2008.

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