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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,603 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid fuel system problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #11

Apr 302016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 39,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While the vehicle was undergoing an inspection, the technician diagnosed that the fuel lines were severely corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer informed the contact that the fuel lines were considered a maintenance item. The failure mileage was approximately 39,000.

- Derby, CT, USA

problem #10

Jan 042016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 74,340 miles
Brake pedal went to floor on rural road. Able to stop by downshifting and running off road. Brake lines had rotted out. During this repair it was found that gas line had also rotted and was leaking. Total cost of repairs, nearly $2,000

- Stonington, CT, USA

problem #9

Nov 142014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 36,900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 15 mph, the brake pedal extended to the floor without warning and it became difficult to stop the vehicle. The dealer stated that the brake lines were rusted and leaking. The fuel lines were also rusted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,900.

- Derby, CT, USA

problem #8

Nov 142014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 36,900 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 15 mph, the brake pedal sank to the floorboard without warning and the vehicle failed to stop. The dealer stated that the brake lines were rusted and contained leaks. Also, the technician diagnosed that the fuel lines were rusted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 36,900. Updated 3/31/15

- Derby, CT, USA

problem #7

May 182014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Was driving down the road, and stopped at a traffic light. Left from the traffic light, and the engine just stalled, like it was out of gas. The gas gauge showed that I had a 1\4 tank of gas. So I had it towed home anyway. The next day I went out to start it with no luck. Then I put 2 gallons of gas in the tank, and the truck started right up. Now I know that the gauge is 1\4 of a tank off. Some auto techs have told me that what they call a fuel card that is located on the fuel pump assembly is bad. Just wondering if this is true, because it is a lot cheaper than a fuel pump assembly. Thank you.

- Maple Heights, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 032014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 68,000 miles
While looking over my truck prior to inspection I discovered three cross members totally rusted thru. The are also the main supports for the gas tank and the shocks. I have been trying to find replacement parts and the more I look the more I hear how common the rusted cross members are. I went to the local dealers parts dept. And when I asked for cross members he told me which ones I needed and pointed them out on an illustrated brake down. After the truck bed was removed I noticed the emergency brake cable is rubbing against the plastic gas tank and is just about wore thru the tank to about the thickness of a plastic sandwich bag. The cable has also rubbed against it's support bracket almost all the way thru as well as into the cable.

- Forkston Township, PA, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Nov 112013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 9,028 miles
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd (2006) was purchased new, from gengras Chevrolet-585 Connecticut blvd.- East hartford, ct. 06108- telephone # 860-528-2575. Brake line ruptured due to corrosion, fortunately, vehicle was being operated at a slow speed (25) mph. Upon inspection of under the vehicle, I was appalled at the condition of brake lines, fittings, brackets and related components. The rust on the underside including the frame was such that it could be flaked off in 1/16" thick chunks. This truck has only 9028 miles, what kind of auto industry do we have !!!!! ? I was made aware of this corrosion problem (that Chevrolet is aware of) by a local auto mechanic that this corrosion problem was in primarily (2004-2005-2006) Silverado. The materials GM is using to cause these problems is a disgusting sample of our manufacturing system. This vehicle was parked outdoors (on a asphalt driveway). The repairs for this situation are in line with the poor quality materials that were used, I was informed that the body of the truck bed had to be removed (lifted-off) to access brake lines and get this, the fuel line is also in the same location, might be suspect to corrosion. The cost of these repairs is off the charts. (who is responsible for these design flaws). As an american, who advocates buying domestic vehicles, I wonder who is watching what is going on. I hope someone of authority reads this and acts on it, before it is to late for all of us. Remember, this vehicle has (9028) miles on it, and experiencing these problems. Yes, that is correct (9028) miles !!!!!!!!!!

- Cromwell, CT, USA

problem #3

Sep 102013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 80,466 miles
Every brake gas and cooling line rusted. I have looked at other vehicles of same year and miles different makes. No where as rusted as my 06 Silverado.

- Johnston, RI, USA

problem #2

May 012012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
The range indicator stated 54 miles, yet ran out of fuel. Gauge read 1/4 tank. The next time range was 89 miles and ran out.

- Milford, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 222012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
Danger/ will my brakes work, truck go into flames or will the frame break in half. Rust! my 2006 Chevy Silverado P/U is showroom on top and 50 years old on the bottom. I am an auto tech with 39 years in the industry and have not seen a frame and what's attached to it rust like this. Im into brake lines, hoses and labor @ $1,000. Rotten fuel lines and sender and oh yes the fuel tank straps rot and tank could fall and break lines, wiring $800-$1000. Then take to body shop to paint&seal frame $ unknown. Is this my last GM?

- Greenwood Lake, NY, USA

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