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2008 Chevrolet Suburban SUV

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Great 08 Suburban
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By Dave Patterson
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2008 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LS 1500 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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This truck has it all. 3LT package. Perfect vehicle for a traveling hockey family. Tows our 19 ft boat like it is not even there.


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Do Not Buy With Active Fuel Management
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jon
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2008 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LS 1500 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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The Active Fuel Management System causes major problems on this vehicle. $2,000 in fixes so far and it isn't fixed. World Class trained Chevy Technicians are having problems figuring out how to deal with the AFM and how to fix the problem. Next step $4,500 to go in a look and maybe fix the problem. Maybe. Suburbans were supposed to have a great engine. The Active Fuel Management ruined it. Don't let them lie to you. There is also a special memo inside of Chevy mechanics only talking about a high oil consumption problem that needs 11 parts added to the vehicle to fix the problem at your own cost. Chevy won't tell anyone outside of their network that they had to have Chevy engineers come up with a band aid. They also won't cover any of the cost. Do not buy a 2008 Suburban from anyone.


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Sinking More Money Into my 2008 Suburban
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By 08suburbanne
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2008 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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So very disappointed with my 2008 Suburban. The car stalled in motion and I lost control. Had it towed to the dealership and told my CPS (Crank Shaft Sensor) failed but my VIN is not covered under the recall (GM06083) which is for the same issue. $500 out of my pocket. Dealership - no help! Called GM - no help. Called NHTSA - filed safety complaint. Thankfully not many cars were out on the road but I could have been hit and having my young son in the car was nerve racking. 15 months ago engine went - again another known problem but no recall on my VIN. Very disappointed Chevy owner here! Been a Chevy owner for 20 years. Stand behind what you build!


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If I am paying for a $65k car - I expect superior performance. This car is unreliable and becoming a money pit. Improve the engine design and stand behind what you build. Improve the inner chrome handles - cut my hand more times than I can count. Recalls should be extended to all years especially if a known issue comes up - empower your dealerships to pay for the cost of repairs where they have occurred in other year models. American made is not something to be proud of in this model car.


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Do Not Purchase a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By patsfanman67
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2008 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Junk!! My Suburban has required air bag sensor replacement ($300), the 4 wheel drive stopped functioning for unknown reasons, the Stabilitrac stopped functioning for unknown reasons, the Traction Control stopped functioning for unknown reasons, exterior lighting stopped working (puddle lamps, license plate lamps), and window buttons stopped working. All before it hit 80k miles! The frame and undercarriage is rusted beyond recognition too. General Motors is proven unreliable and proven to be unable to build a sound vehicle. I will never buy another GM vehicle and I think the company should have been allowed to go bankrupt.


Best Features

None.


Worst Features

Allowing G.M. to go bankrupt!


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Computer is junk, hub assemblies fail
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By a_edwill
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2008 Chevrolet Suburban SUV LT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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It's a nice, roomy vehicle.
After owning it about a year though the automatic window motors went out one by one.
Then we lost cruise control.
Then the air conditioner, but it eventually came back.
One day I got in and started it, none of the panel items (speedometer, gas gauge, etc) worked.
Had to replace both of the hub assemblies a couple years ago, they said it's a known issue with Suburbans.
I've had it 4 1/2 years now and the electrical system is hosed.
Dealer wants $1000 to replace the computer.
It's junk.
Will trade it in on something that isn't junk.


Worst Features

Fix the problems with the hub assemblies. Fix the computer issues. Perhaps if they were programmed by Americans?


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