2008 GMC Savana 3500 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 GMC Savana 3500

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2008 GMC Savana 3500 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.

"No start" Caused By Failed Fuel Pump

The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

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.

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2008 GMC Savana 3500 Questions

I need to remove A Pilar trim & front headliner to install cab lights & wiring. (1 answer)

This truck has side curtain air bags. Do I have to disable the side curtain air bags to R&R the headliner? How do I remove this headliner without damaging, setting off the side curtain bags?

how much to replace wiper motor and wiper transmission (1 answer)

wiper transmission came apart while using wipers .told manufacture no longer in business. gmc uses another brand and have to replace all of it . dealer wants $675.00 which seems insane

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2008 GMC Savana 3500 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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