2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

A loose or worn gas cap could be cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

A dirty throttle body may cause a lower than normal idle and possible stalling condition. Performing a throttle body service will commonly correct this concern.

The muffler heat shield may become loose on the muffler causing a rattle or popping noise. Our technicians tell us there is a kit available from GM to correct this problem.

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Our technicians highly recommend that the transmission is serviced every 30,000 miles to avoid problems and maintain optimal operating order.

Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles.  Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.

Fuel pump failures are common on higher mileage models, Resulting in a crank no start condition.