2008 GMC Savana 2500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 GMC Savana 2500

2008 GMC Savana 2500 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 2500 Questions

Will start/not start sporadically. When it doesn't start, doesn't turn over (1 answer)

Battery has been replaced but didn't fix the issue. The problem seems to occur more often when trying to start the van after it has recently been run. (Stalled at the gas pump, in a parking lot after getting groceries.)

When it doesn't start and the key is turned, the van has full po...

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2008 GMC Savana 2500 Recalls

Transmission May Malfunction/Engine May Shut Down At High Speeds

The transmission management software could be faulty and may cause the transmission to shift erratically or the engine to stall at highway speeds. This could result in transmission damage and vehicle breakdown. Dealers will reprogram the transmission control module and engine control module. The GM recall number is N080218. This recall began on July 30, 2008.

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.

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