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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,803 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 012011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 47,600 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated while driving the air conditioner blower failed. The contact had to turn the air conditioning switch on and off several times in order for the blower to work. The vehicle was taken to the local garage who inspected the vehicle and located the failure as the air conditioner blower wiring connector. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 47,600 and the current mileage was 47,800. Updated 08/31/11 updated 2/10/12

- Hanford , CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 132008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the air conditioning and heating failed, in addition to other electrical components. She noticed that the resistor connector and wiring harness were melted. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer was unable to assist. The failure mileage was 45,000 and current mileage was 50,017.

- Kingsfield, MO, USA

problem #2

Aug 312008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,612 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact was experiencing a failure with the air conditioning and heating system in her vehicle. Neither were working properly and no air would go through the vents. The contact also smelled something burning in her vehicle and immediately took it to the dealer. She was informed that the resister needed to be replaced. While the new resister was being installed, the mechanic also discovered that a connector needed to be replaced because it had melted. Both the resister and the connector from the electrical air conditioning unit in her vehicle were replaced. The contact believes that a two year old vehicle should not experience those defects. The current and failure mileages were 50,612. Updated 10/07/08. The transmission line had a slight leak. Updated 10/08/08.

- Hillman, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 052008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Air conditioning fan control melted, while I was driving there was a strong electrical fire odor. I turned off my fan and when I returned home I found that the fan resistor GM part# 89019088 and the connector GM part# 15862656 had melted. Bare wires were visible and the pins in the connector were touching. Initially before this occurrence the fan had stopped working at the highest speed then the next lowest speed and finally started to burn up. This is definitely a safety issue for someone who may not be familiar with the odor of burning of an electrical nature. I did replace the resistor at a cost of $55 and now need to get the connector which is at a ridiculous cost of $95. I did some research and found that numerous people had the same issue. I would think GM knows about this since they are probably selling quite a few of these items. One of the parts counter person's I spoke with knew about this issue.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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