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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
99,725 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 engine problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 072015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 58,900 miles


Noticed a peculiar exhaust note somewhat like a tick that was reminescent of an exhaust leak. Took vehicle to local muffler exhaust shop and they inform me it is a manifold exhaust leak due to broken bolt(s) on the driver side. Was able to look for myself and I see one bolt head missing in the very back near the firewall.

- Melrose Park , IL, USA

problem #3

Jan 262015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure occurred on two occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 312014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Broken/loose bolts on exhaust manifold causing tapping and exhaust and emissions leak.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 122011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
There has been a long time problem of broken exhaust manifold bolts on 1999 to 2007 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. This problem is on 80 to 90 percent of the trucks with in them years this is millions of vehicles on the road. These vehicles should be recalled by General Motors due to epa laws and emission standards not being able to be passed when these bolts break.

- Sylvester, GA, USA

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