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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,750 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 brakes problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 212011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500. The contact stated when he applied the brake at a stop sign and the ABS sensor light illuminated and the vehicle continued an extra ten feet before stopping. The failure had recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and was informed that the ABS sensor and the hubs would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 70,000. The consumer stated the ABS light was in working order, but it did not come on when the problem occurred. Updated 01/09/13

- Williamsport, PA, USA

problem #7

May 142010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While traveling 10 mph the contact noticed that the ABS system would activate without warning every time the contact applied the brakes. The vehicle had not been diagnosed. There were no prior warnings. The failure mileage was 24000. The current mileage was 27900.

- Van Horne, IA, USA

problem #6

Jan 222010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 12,475 miles
2006 Chevy Silverado truck front ABS antilock sensors failed due to corrosion GM had a recall 08/30/2005 for same problem on 2002 models, they knew about this in 05 (when my truck was built) but only admit to 2002 models NHTSA campaign # 05V37900 - think this needs to be extended to all models they built this way.

- Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

problem #5

Dec 172009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,985 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 50 mph he heard a grinding sound from the front-end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and he was advised that the hub and bearing assembly failed. The vehicle was repaired at an expense of $432.41. The failure mileage was 48985. The current mileage was 49000. Updated 01/29/10. The consumer stated when the grinding started, the vehicle pulled to the right. Also, the ABS activated under normal driving conditions. Updated 01/29/10.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #4

Dec 162009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 43,642 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. During brake application the ABS system engaged without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The front ABS sensor were cleaned and then replaced at an expense of $270. The failure mileage was 43,642.

- Candia, NH, USA

problem #3

Sep 062009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving in reverse out of the driveway and applying pressure to the brake pedal, the antilock brake system activated. The contact was able to continue driving normally. The failure occurred whenever proceeding to a complete stop. The authorized dealer was notified of the malfunction. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The failure mileage was 45,000. The current mileage was 49,000.

- Saranac, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 312009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 16,900 miles
Continual unwanted ABS activation during low speed brake application on a 2006 Silverado. Virtually the same problem that was addressed by NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 302007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. At 4,000 miles the indicator light for the four wheel drive illuminated and stayed on for 2 to 3 days until it was repaired. At 11,000 miles the vehicle over heated, and the water pump had to be replaced. Under 20,000 miles the front brakes failed, and it was hard to stop the vehicle at a normal distance. On 04/30/2007 while driving 75 mph, the ABS indicator light came on, an hour later the right front end of the truck shook and the engine shut off. The vehicle currently has 52,000 miles, and began failing at 4,000 miles.

- Bellechasse, LA, USA

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