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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,207 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid brakes problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 4 of 9)

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problem #112

Oct 292014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 91,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond as the brake and ABS warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was driven to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the brake lines failed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 91,000.

- Louisburg, NC, USA

problem #111

Nov 032014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 160,000 miles
First off there's very little snow here so the body and frame isn't rusting out because of that but its definitely rusting very bad the brake lines have rusted completely in half the transmission has went out twice the oil gauge don't work there have been times the motor knocked but then smoothed out again I've been a Chevy fan my entire life but the company isn't up to standard's of the consumers in my book if your asking 35000 for a [xxx] truck it should last a long time with no issues. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Huntington, GA, USA

problem #110

May 082012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brake pedal was depressed and failed to respond without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the right and left wheel hub assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Alton, MO, USA

problem #109

Nov 032014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My vehicle is 9 years old with 80,000 which means it has not even had a tune-up yet. Everything underneath is rusted through, brake lines are busting and it looks like the fuel lines are next. I would expect this in North Dakota but the truck has been in Kentucky it's entire life. Steel lines with little protection I would willingly pay a little more for stainless steel shame on you Chevy.

- Radcliff, KY, USA

problem #108

Mar 312014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 105,350 miles
My son was driving my truck and as he tried to stop to turn into a drive, the truck would not stop. Luckily he drifted to a stop and called my husband immediately. We towed the truck to an auto repair station in town where they found that the brake lines had rusted through. They replaced the brake lines which ended up costing us $767.80. After speaking to a friend about this, he showed my husband an article about how GM pickups have been having issues with rusted brake lines and that they should be recalling these vehicles.

- Hampstead, MD, USA

problem #107

Oct 312014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 110,000 miles
As I was procedin towards a yield sign, my brakes seemed to have given out. The vehicle would stop but slowly and nearly caused me to get sideswiped by an oncoming vehicle. Upon returning home I saw a massive pol of brake fluid underneath the vehicle. Having another person hit the brakes I saw that the fluid was escaping from the metal brake line running underneath the cooling fans. The line was severely corroded by rust.

- La Feria, TX, USA

problem #106

Oct 262014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brake line rusted through. GM knows this is a problem with these trucks, but won't recall.

- Portland, ME, USA

problem #105

Sep 142013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I was coming home from my daughters soccer game with her and my ex-wife as passengers.we were approximately 50 miles from home traveling on the interstate when I applied my brakes and peddle went slowly to the floor. I managed to get slowed down and by quickly pumping my brakes I could get enough pressure to stop the truck. I phoned a friend and he brought a trailer and we hauled it home. I do a lot of my mechanic work because of garage cost. I replaced the one line, had another one rust out so replaced all 4 of them. Then just this past week I was going down my steep driveway approximately 1/8 mile long and brake line under radiator broke and had to use emergency brake to get stopped. I keep my truck clean underneath and on top and the frame is rusting so bad it's shameful!! the bumpers and cab corners are rusting too.

- New Martinsville, WV, USA

problem #104

Jul 282014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 72,036 miles
After driving 30 miles on interstate 95, I parked in my driveway. When I attempted to move the truck, I stepped on brakes as usual except the pedal went to the floor. I lost my brakes because the brake line under the driver position ruptured. When I talked to the service department, I told them I lost the brakes in my truck. The response was "it is a known problem with Silverado trucks and Suburban". they said "bring it in and we'll check it out". I told them if it is a known problem, there should be a recall on it! I can't believe the company does not put a recall out for this. That truck weighs about 7000 pounds, I do mostly highway driving at speeds up to 75 mph (if you drive 65mph on I-95 you'll either be tailgated or pushed out of the way), and it is terrifying to know that you can lose your brakes like that without any warning. Most of these vehicles haul heavy loads or pull trailers or both.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #103

Jul 282014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 72,036 miles
After driving 30 miles on interstate 95, I parked in my driveway. When I attempted to move the truck, I stepped on brakes as usual except the pedal went to the floor. I lost my brakes because the brake line under the driver position ruptured. When I talked to the service department, I told them I lost the brakes in my truck. The response was "it is a known problem with Silverado trucks and Suburban". they said "bring it in and we'll check it out". I told them if it is a known problem, there should be a recall on it! I can't believe the company does not put a recall out for this. That truck weighs about 7000 pounds, I do mostly highway driving at speeds up to 75 mph (if you drive 65mph on I-95 you'll either be tailgated or pushed out of the way), and it is terrifying to know that you can lose your brakes like that without any warning. Most of these vehicles haul heavy loads or pull trailers or both.

- Bel Air, MD, USA

problem #102

Jun 072014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 62,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was at our town dump when I hit a small pot hole and when I applied the brakes they went to the floor. I found brake fluid splattered on the inside of the drivers side rear wheel. I found that the brake line gave away right above a small metal bracket that connects the rubber hose to the main brake line from the ABS box. The condition of the rest of the brake line reveals serious corrosion, I live in ct and deal with winter conditions. The truck is a 2006 Silverado with 62000 miles. I was very fortunate that this did not happen on the open road or when we pull our horse trailer. I have read about many issues about GM brake line issues and feel that a recall would be prudent.

- Chester, CT, USA

problem #101

Oct 022014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
Driving on the road at approx. 35 mph and had to make a abrupt stop. After making the abrupt stop, I proceeded down the road. The next time I pushed the brakes the pedal felt soft. After pulling to the side of the road and checking the vehicle there was a large amount of brake fluid coming from the rear of the vehicle. After futher inspection, I found that the rear metal brake line had rusted and busted open.

- Andersonville, TN, USA

problem #100

Aug 012014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 64,500 miles
I was driving down my driveway and attempted to stop before pulling out onto my street and the peddle went to the floor and truck didn't stop until I was in the middle of the road. Thankfully there wasn't any traffic at the time. Prior to this incident there wasn't any signs of possible brake issues.

- South Haven, MI, USA

problem #99

Sep 052014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving approximately 10 mph, the brakes failed and the brake pedal traveled to the floor. The dealer replaced the brake lines, which were corroded. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000. Updated 10/22/2014 the consumer stated steering shaft rusted and locked up. The transmission cooling lines rusted and were leaking. Updated 05/19/2015

- Mcmurray, PA, USA

problem #98

Sep 122014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while attempting to come to a complete stop, the brakes failed to stop the vehicle and the emergency brake had to be engaged. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that all of the brake lines and fuel lines needed to be repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 21,000.

- Cheswick, PA, USA

problem #97

Aug 292014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Complete brake failure. After inspection by mechanic it was discovered that brake line had completely rusted apart in one area. All other brake lines were in a rusty state and mechanic feels that they are due to leak any time. Complete replacement of all underbody brake lines will have to be done. Chevrolet issued a similar recall for vehicles up to 2005. Perhaps it is time for them to extend this recall. If I had not been an experienced driver (this is the primary vehicle for my 17 year old) I would have crashed. I was able to gear down and pull into a grassy field to slow the vehicle enough to engage the emergency brake.

- Robbinsville, NC, USA

problem #96

Sep 102014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 6-cyl

  • 53,765 miles
Backing up small grade, applied brakes and the pedal felt soft, pumped brake second time and pedal went all the way to the extent of its travel. Drifted to level area checked brake fluid which was near empty. The brake line under driver side floor area along frame rail had burst. The lines are rusted and flaking. Had vehicle towed to independent repair shop as I did not find a recall on this. Repair shop indicated that this is a normal problem for this make/ model vehicle.

- Fairmont, WV, USA

problem #95

Sep 092014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 150,000 miles
I was getting ready to pull out on the main hwy. When hitting my brakes to stop before entering, the brake pedal went to floor, I, M glad no one got hurt and I parked the truck safely. After parking it there was a puddle of brake fluid on the road. All the four lines were rusted and one or two broke. I've bought 4 new chev. This 2006 has had rusty brake lines since 2008 or 2009 when I bought it. These lines have rusted on a lot of these 2006 chev. Trucks I've heard. I think GM should do something about them, before we have another cobalt tragic. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lakeview,, OH, USA

problem #94

Aug 262014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Applied pressure to the brakes and they went to the floor with just a little catch. I was only doing about 25 mph and just so happened I was almost at my garage that works on it. (100 yards) I was able to turn in and coast to a stop. The brake line on the driver side underneath the driver and back of the master cylinder had rusted and ruptured. The master cylinder still had fluid in it when we checked it, so the rupture had just occured.I am having to replace all the lines. The vehicle has not been used by me in water situation except for normal driving in wet weather. When we tried to pump the brakes up, the fluid just poured out on the ground. That was when we determined the line was rusted and had burst when I applied the brakes luckily I was going slow and did not have to stop completely or I would have hit anything in front of me. I am having the steel lines replaced with stainless on the recommendation of my service center. (approx cost $1000) this incident was my first and only indication there was a brake problem. I consider myself very lucky that I was not in an accident and was not towing my trailer and tractor. Using just plain steel brake lines in just inexcusable and irresponsible.

- Hamilton , VA, USA

problem #93

Sep 142013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Complete loss of brakes while attending a reenacting ceremony at the eckley miners village and delivering supplies - all brake lines were completely rusted out.

- Hazle Twp, PA, USA

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