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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,399 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid brakes problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #56

Sep 142014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 48,000 miles

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

There were two incidents with the 2006 Silverado and both related to the steel brake lines. A) during inner city driving, the rear brakes failed. Cause was a broken steel brake line from the ABS module to the rear 'Y' block. Believe the leak was closer to the rear axle. New stainless steel line was installed. B) again during inner city driving, the front brakes failed. One of the steel lines failed. It looked like the issue was near the ABS module. But in removing all of the remaining brake lines it was hard to tell what was the exact failure point. With the exception of the coated steel lines on the rear axle; all of the original General Motors lines were in rusted/corroded state. All steel brake lines have been replaced with stainless steel lines. The truck belongs to my father bernard ungar and was driving it both instances. His email is: Bungar@aoc.gov

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #55

Sep 142014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 48,000 miles
There were two incidents with the 2006 Silverado and both related to the steel brake lines. A) during inner city driving, the rear brakes failed. Cause was a broken steel brake line from the ABS module to the rear 'Y' block. Believe the leak was closer to the rear axle. New stainless steel line was installed. B) again during inner city driving, the front brakes failed. One of the steel lines failed. It looked like the issue was near the ABS module. But in removing all of the remaining brake lines it was hard to tell what was the exact failure point. With the exception of the coated steel lines on the rear axle; all of the original General Motors lines were in rusted/corroded state. All steel brake lines have been replaced with stainless steel lines. The truck belongs to my father bernard ungar and was driving it both instances. His email is: Bungar@aoc.gov

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #54

Sep 112015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. Upon inspecting underneath the vehicle, there was extensive rust and corrosion on the brake lines. The contact also indicated that the brake lines prematurely fractured. Vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000. Updated 11/04/15 updated2/2/2016

- Lakemore, OH, USA

problem #53

Jul 272014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 61,500 miles

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

Complete brake failure when brakes applied in brake system. Pedal went to the floorboard without any warning or braking action. Rear brake line rusted thru above gas tank and expelled all brake fluid when pedal was depressed. There was no braking or slowing from any wheel. Fluid was all over tire and axle on the left rear. Lucky that I did not have any vehicles directly in front of me as I had to coast to a stop. Definitely reading the other posts on the web that this is no fluke and does not need to be a high mileage vehicle. Truck is not used for snow removal and sees limited driving during winter months.

- North Haven, CT, USA

problem #52

May 202014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 136,000 miles
The air bag service light and is lit as well as the service center saying it needs service, also has the same brake problems the 2007 and up Silverado where recalled for with the failure of the front ABS sensors. The ABS problem could cause an accident at low speed because everytime you stop the ABS system activates and pulses until stopped at 15 to 20 mph and increases stopping distance. The air bag light is because of a sensor failure in the front end area and requires replacement. From what I read on the internet these are well known safety issues with the model trucks. The other problems with the premature failure of brake lines that have corroded, and the check engine light being on for the ever well known problem of the vacuum solenoid near the full tank. These are constant problems with this yr and other models at GM. They should be recalled.

- Glen Aubrey, NY, USA

problem #51

Dec 122013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 107,000 miles
Brake lines rusted completely through and blew out while braking and lost all pressure. Fuel lines are severely rusted.

- Forest City, NC, USA

problem #50

Apr 012013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 47,000 miles

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

Rotten brake lines. I looked at the brake lines while changing my oil. My truck has 47K on it. I called GM. They told me that I had to bring it to a dealer. I did. They confirmed that the brake lines are bad and need to be replaced. $1500 also the transmission cooling lines are leaking. I have been through almost all of the brake problems listed on this web cite. ABS light comes on, twice, 2nd time I replaced the left hub bearing assembly. The 1st time the dealer replaced the front ABS sensors. Air bag light comes on, I replaced a bad front air bag sensor, right side. This truck is turning into a money pit!!!!! this new (rotten lines) issue is a safety issue as was the ABS issue. GM needs to do a full recall and replace the brake lines before someone gets killed.

- Putnam Valley, NY, USA

problem #49

Oct 112012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 42,150 miles
Brake lines ruptured and brake pedal went to floor. Stopped using emergency brake.

- Rocky Hill, CT, USA

problem #48

Nov 172011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 27,000 miles
ABS activating at low speeds on dry pavement, causing a longer than anticipated stopping distance.

- Wellsboro, PA, USA

problem #47

Dec 212011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 14,233 miles
Brake lines through out truck are rotting.

- Hazle Township, PA, USA

problem #46

Feb 172011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles

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

ABS sensor(s) operate when slowing to a stop regardless of road conditions. This initially happened only occasionally but now is nearly constant and repair is needed. GM dealer initially had no clue of what was happening but also found play in right front hub, internet search shows many drivers with same problems in sensors and hubs but no recall from GM. Why?

- Stonington, , CT, USA

problem #45

Oct 312011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 122,345 miles
While approaching a one lane bridge on dry, clean pavement at approx 10 mph I attempted to brake to line up with the bridge. The vehicle failed to brake, with the ABS light coming on and stayed on and a loud noise came from the passenger side front wheel well. I closely missed hitting the rail of the bridge (which would have been a 20ft plunge off the bridge) and the vehicle continued for another 20 to 25 ft while on the slight down hill graded slope. No matter how I pushed the brake pedal the brakes failed to respond and I utilized my training as an emergency apparatus driver and placed the vehicle into a lower gear and drifted it into an embankment to stop. I then backed the vehicle out of the embankment and the vehicle operated fine but the ABS light remains on. As I see with other posts this is an obvious problem with the Silverado that needs to be addressed immediately.

- Darlington , MD, USA

problem #44

May 012010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
Please note mileage on this vehicle at time problems began was at 37,000. Brake pedal was traveling to the floor at speeds below 10 mph causing ABS light to come on and pedal to move up and down. More allowance in stopping distance was required. May 2010 - had to install new brake pads in the front and shoes in the rear. The rotors and slides were extremely corroded for a 4 year old vehicle with 37,000 miles. October 2011 took vehicle to GM certified service center for the continuing ABS issue. Corrosion was a main factor in causing the speed sensors to fail. Diagnostic scan showed left wheel sensor bad. However, once replaced, they soon discovered right wheel sensor bad also. Both sensors had to be drilled out due to corrosion. When the service department went to replace the right wheel sensor, the wheel sensor they had in stock was defective. Defective parts in stock does say something about the product. The truck was kept overnight while a new "set" of wheel sensors was ordered. Cost of diagnostic was $74.50. Set of wheel sensors was $505. Labor, tax and "misc charges" total $313.50 for a grand total of $893.19. The msrp on this vehicle at time of purchase was $34,000. Our vehicles are garaged, kept clean. We are the sole owner of this truck. We do not live in Chicago where we have to chip salt off our vehicles. This is the first vehicle we have ever experienced with this issue; therefore, we feel the parts are inferior and a recall should be in place. Thank you. After talking with GM customer service center, there were recalls on older vehicles 1999-2005 (certain models) with the same issue, but nothing was noted on models from 2006 or newer. The GM certified service center stated that they do replace ABS wheel sensors pretty frequently.

- De Soto, MO, USA

problem #43

Sep 282011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated when the brakes were depressed, after starting the vehicle, the brake pedal extended to the floor. The dealer diagnosed that the brake line and fuel lines were covered with rust. The entire frame was rusted as well. The manufacturer was not contacted regarding the failure. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The failure and current mileage was 48,000. Rvk

- Pleaseant Valley , NY, USA

problem #42

Jun 082011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
My truck has had 2 sets of brakes 4 wheel speed sensors another set of calipers and new tires. The brake locked pulling my boat thank god it was raining outside. The sterring wheel is shaking, I got another alinement that did not help, so I went to see the wheels need balanced and it did not take care of sterring wheel shaking. I really dont like the my water spilling in the drink holer because my truck is shaking. Help me if you see this soon. I see allot of people out there in the world of Chevy that has the same issuses I have had with my truck. Every time I turn around I have to take my truck to get it repair, all out of warrenty 5600 miles. The noise that my steering column makes everyone says not to worry. My rims are so pitted on my truck it looks like poop.you know what I paid $33,000 for this Chevy truck and I dont like noise that is not suspose to be there/one mechencil said he couled fill my column with grease but that would last. Its a joke spending this much money for a bad lemon by Chevy..

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #41

Jun 022011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 lt. The contact stated that when depressing the brakes, there was a loud noise from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and they advised him that the rear pads and shoes were fractured. The vehicle was repaired for the rear shoes and pads. Approximately one week later, the noise had returned. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 119,000.

- Richfield Springs , NY, USA

problem #40

Aug 092011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at approximately 5 mph the contact heard a grinding sound coming from the exterior of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The ABS light illuminated on the instrument panel and there was an ABS warning sound. The contact stated the ABS system activates unexpectedly and the vehicle slides forward while driving. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Great Falls, MT, USA

problem #39

Jun 152011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
2006 Silverado ABS problem. ABS activates at low speeds, when it should not. Increases stopping distance. Earlier vehicles with same problem were recalled. Why has this not been recalled"?" someone could get injured or killed because of this safety issue...

- Mn, MN, USA

problem #38

Aug 022011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 123,195 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the front brakes engaged without warning. The contact was able to keep the vehicle under control. The contact examined the vehicle and noticed that the front brakes were overheated, causing the plastic cover of the wheel hubs and the bolts to melt. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed. The failure and the current mileages were 123,195.

- Harvey , LA, USA

problem #37

Dec 012010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 55,000 miles
At low speeds coming to a complete stop, the ABS braking system will function and pulse causing an extended braking distance. Along with it being a safety issue it is also an annoying nuisance always hearing the loud pulsing of the ABS brakes.

- Staley, NC, USA

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