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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,858 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid drivetrain problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #12

Apr 012016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 142,000 miles

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

Transmission problems, when vehicle was new it was seen for transmission problems more then once. Since I've owned it, I've had the tranny rebuilt 2 times.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #11

Nov 062014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 70 mph, the rear end of the vehicle suddenly began to shake violently making the vehicle very difficult to control. The contact was able to safely stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the gears in the rear drive train failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 135,000.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #10

Jul 022012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
My truck at speeds around 35mph while letting off the accelerator it would jump out of gear. So then, in 2012, I had the transfer case actuator motor replaced and it fixed the problem. Then just yesterday (Oct. 31, 2014) I had cruise control set at 70mph and when it would coast or try to slow itself down to maintain its speed, I would here a clunking noise and it would jerk. When I let off the cruise control and would let it roll to a stop it would pop out of gear! I made it back to town and even at slower speeds it would jump out of gear to the point where I had to put it in 4WD high to be able to move. I spoke with a mechanic at the local dealership and he said they have a lot of problems with them like mine which is why I think there needs to be some attention brought to them.

- Cedar City, UT, USA

problem #9

Jun 142014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 80,000 miles

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

I had my truck fixed at sear automotive in hunt valley Maryland after 3 week after I was promised 1 week.was told it needed a new rear differential and new brake lines. I got my truck back I lost brakes going down the road and my ABS light came on brought my truck back to sears. It was fixed so I was told and I lost brakes aging. And then I brought it back a 3rd time they finally fixed it. But they made me drive my truck with no brakes back to them. Next my rear differential locked up on 695 and I spun out I brought the truck back to them. They claimed it was out of warranty when the warranty expired well the truck was in the shop. So I started to drive the truck home and 4 wheel drive turned on and my front 2 wheels started dragging along with my back which made my truck come to a stop in the middle of york road. Which auto nation told me that my front differential is bad not the rear that's why it happened.

- Jarrsttsville , MD, USA

problem #8

Apr 042014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 109,500 miles
Active recall #12138 transmission dipstick tube broken at weld in half. Was just told by GM dealer and GM owners center that my vehicle was not covered by recall, even though my vehicle has the exact failure under the 12138 recall. Transmission fluid has leaked onto hot surfaces and smoked to a near fire. Please help!

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #7

Apr 022008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 32,800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph, the steering wheel seized for a few seconds. Additionally, the front end of the vehicle vibrated severely. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three times for the replacement of the intermediate drive shaft on three visits. The brake lines, transmission cooling lines and intermediate steering shaft were covered with rust and were replaced by the dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 32,800.

- Mcmurray, PA, USA

problem #6

Feb 222014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 98,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that he the gear shifter became inoperable. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was found that the clutch assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 98,000.

- Neosho Rapids, KS, USA

problem #5

Apr 012013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
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 #4

Mar 022011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
Hub bearings startred to make a loud noise and transmission front seal started to leak. I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado Z71 with only 41260 miles on it. This should not be happening with so low miles. Tried to get it fixed but the extended warranty I have will not touch it because it is lifted. The probleum existed befor any lift. Th certified person who lifted my truck told me about the transmission leak. I thought the noise might have been the brakes but he told me that the hub bearingd sound like they are dry. I brought straight to trapp Chevrolet the when I got back from work. I guarantee if it was bought with a lift they would of fixed it. I wasnt told that if I lifted it it would void a powertrain on my warranty. This probleum was there berore. That is a loop hole for them. This is wrong.

- Lockport, LA, USA

problem #3

Jun 132008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 68,000 miles
Our 2006 Chevy Silverado was making a slight humming noise. My husband thought he would need to change his brake pad. The hum was more on turns and went braking. Then on June the 13, 2006, while driving, the whole hub/bearing everything broke off the right front tire. We had it towed to the local dealership. After inspecting the truck. They stated the we improperly fail to maintain are vehicle. He stated that he had never seen the whole drum /hub/bearing brake off, except in trucks that were made to go off road alot. We have never towed, went off road or hauled anything with this truck. The miles are highway miles. I asked how do maintain a piece of steel. He stated, "we should of had the bearing check". they had to replace the drum, rotor, hub, bearings hoses, everything. The total cost $1,412.

- Lafollette, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 012006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1 miles
The manual transmission on my 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a problem. When the clutch is pressed you can not shift, or it is very difficult to shift gears. And the dealers service department says Chevrolet designed all standard transmission vehicles to work this way. They say there is not anything to fix. I believe that since the transmission is hard to shift the transmission could wear out too fast, or and this is my big fear, the transmission could fail while the truck is being driven and a accident could happen, or the truck could break down in an unsafe place or time. I have had the truck in the service department at the dealer many, many times. The service advisor agrees that the truck doesn't shift like any standard transmission he has driven either. Yet, the official word is that this is normal, and there is nothing to fix. He says all the manual transmission Silverado trucks shift this way. How dangerous!!! if someone is driving and needs to shift, yet the engine will not shift, there could be a wreck, the trucks transmission could fail, and leave a person stranded in a very dangerous part of town. I have the extended warranty, however, what comfort is that, if the trick has been designed for failure. This problem shortens the life of the truck.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 262006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
My 1500hd super crew cab has had a harmonic rumble since the second week of ownership. It varies some with speed and load but can be felt through the floor into your feet and be heard easily at all times. It gets progressively louder until it is serviced. The dealer has worked on the problem 4 times in 5 months and it still has the problem. It will go back for a 5th visit this week.

- Bradford, PA, USA

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