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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
8,633 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 102006

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles


Excessive shaking at high speeds. Especially between 45-50 mph and 65-70 mph (which is the speed limit in Virginia), making it very annoying to drive at this speed. Had vehicle serviced twice at Texas dealer with no success. Love this truck and proud to be a Chevy owner, but hate driving to work because of the annoying shaking.

- , Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 112006

(reported on)

Silverado LT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,900 miles

Stay away from General Motors pickups 1500 2500 and 3500 series. While some trucks may be ok, you would have to be a rocket scientist to tell which ones would give you a problem down the road. I know, your saying that is true for all trucks, but not all manufactures could legally sell you a vehicle without disclosing a widespread flaw in the vehicle you are about to pay 40 grand for.

Apparently General Motors and Chevrolet can. I purchased a 2006 Chevy Silverado 4d 4WD with only 6 miles on the odometer. Every thing seemed fine during the test drive so we wer happy with the vehicle. A few weeks later we noticed that there was a popping noise coming from the driver side wheel well and also some minor vibration around 45 mph that we attributed to tire imbalance. So we took the truck into the dealership and told the problems. They looked at the truck for a day or so when the technichan said he has good and bad news. The good new is that the popping was a loose bolt that is now tight. The bad new is the vibration is a (while handing me a feild report) characteristic of the vehicle and will not be repaired. I said EXCUSE ME? The paper states that this has been known for quite sometime ( '00 to 07") on all models of GM truck (Chevy included).

The technician as well as the service manager told me that my truck was the most severe case of shaking that they have seen yet. So they know that there is an actual problem. They told me to "just throw 300 to 500lbs. of sand bags in the rear of the vehicle and youll be alright." There is no way in hell that I am gonna put sand bags in the back of my truck when I know for a fact that all other manufacturures of pick-ups do not require sand bags for thier trucks to perform normally.

BTW: My truck shakes badly at 45mph and constantly around 70-80mph. Unfortunately, these are the speed that we drive at the most.

- , Killeen, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 182006

(reported on)

Silverado LS

  • 17,000 miles

Had tires balanced, rotated and wheels aligned to no avail. Vibration seems worse some days than others and depends on road surface. More of a vertical vibration at slower speeds, hard to tell when going over 55 mph. So far dealer hasn't figured out what the problem is. Seems like it could be suspension or drive shaft related in my opinion.

- , Port Isabel, TX, USA

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