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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,512 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.

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid suspension problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 082011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 41,780 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving approximately 2 mph entering a driveway, the contact heard a loud grinding and squeaking noise outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the front driver side wheel bearing had fractured severely. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 41,780.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Oct 142009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 31,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that when driving at unknown speeds; the front passengers side tire would wobble excessively. The dealer replaced the front passengers side wheel bearings. On a later date, while driving at unknown speeds, the contact stated that there was an unusual ticking noise coming from both sides of the wheel area. The left front tire then fractured from the vehicle. The contact was advised by an independent mechanic that the failure was contributed to the defective wheel bearings. The failure mileage was 31,200 and the current mileage was 32,000.

- Eagle River, WI, USA

problem #4

Nov 102009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 54,590 miles
Failure of left front wheel bearing on a 2006 1500 Silverado Z71 crew cab. Grinding noise had been coming from the driver's side front wheel intermittently for a few months but not consistently. Truck was taken in to have all four tires changed at 54590 miles. Dayton Ohio grismer auto service technicians informed me that the front left wheel bearing was wore out and needed replaced before they could finish changing the tires and doing the front end alignment. This was a addition expense of $270 for replacement of the bearing hub and labor. Contacted the jeff schmitt Chevy dealer in fairborn Ohio where I bought the truck new to ask about the premature failure of the wheel bearings, the service department said there was no problems with the bearings failing early and they have had no other people ask about this. Looking here I see that there has been several incidents concerning the left front wheel bearing hub and also numerous cases with the right side. When is there going to be a safety recall on this"???" this problem and with the steering column inter-link has been going on forever and nothing has been done with either one. The NHTSA and GM need to get these two items fixed right once and for all. I have the failed wheel bearing hub assembly if anyone wants it to inspect it.

- Dayton , OH, USA

problem #3

May 202008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving approximately 30 mph, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The noise grew louder when the brake pedal was depressed. The driver pulled over to the side of the road and called roadside assistance. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for inspection and they stated that the failure was due to the driver's side wheel bearing, which was replaced. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer on a separate occasion for the identical failure. However, the passenger side baron was replaced. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage was 27,700.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #2

May 172009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 45 mph, the front passenger side wheel bearing overheated and was replaced by the dealer. The dealer stated that it is only a matter of time before the other three wheel bearings fail because the manufacturer used defective material and grease. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 64,000.

- Des Moines , IA, USA

problem #1

Apr 142007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,500 miles
- the contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado with a current mileage of 33,500 miles. The contact stated that the vehicle was on its third set of wheel bearings. Each time the contact experienced a problem with the wheel bearings the wheels would make a grinding noise, and the steering would become very shaky. During the last occurrence, the ABS light turned on, and the vehicle's brakes failed. Each of the three failures occurred while driving 55 mph. The weather was not a factor. The contact had the vehicle towed to dealer where they replaced the bearing and fixed the brakes, but could not give a reason for the wheel bearing failure.

- Wallins, KY, USA

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