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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,478 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 #9

May 202008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 36,000 miles

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

2006 silveraldo after 36000 miles both front wheel bearing failed then at 105000 left front wheel bearing failed again I drive mainly on hiways very little side roads.

- Quarryville, PA, USA

problem #8

Dec 082010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that while driving he heard a very loud grinding noise in the front end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the front passenger side wheel bearing was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 71,000.

- West Des Moines , IA, USA

problem #7

Jan 152010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 48,203 miles
Bought my 2006 Chevrolet Silverado GM certified with only 40,300 and our family took a vacation South and did a great job but coming back was a different story highway was great but when I got into town I was hearing a grinding noise and we turned left and that is when we heard a crack and after that I was thinking I had a flat tire so I pulled over and saw is was not the case so I left I when driving at low speeds it sounded like some was dragging and I made it home checked all levels on the fluids and where normal, then I called Chevy roadside assistance and was told that must tow the truck to my local Chevy dealership.I followed up with them and was told that the right side wheel bearing failed and luckily it was covered under warranty or it would of cost me $366.94 and I was told that they were not greasable and I have a older 80S Chevy and its never happened and I drove it for almost 50,000 and I still have it today. Not built good like they were.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #6

Oct 262005

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 4,000 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 between 25-30 mph, the front end of the vehicle began to shimmy and a clunking noise was heard. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they lubricated the intermediate shaft. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer on eleven separate occasions for identical failures. The intermediate shaft, idler arm, body mount, and lower shaft bearings were all replaced. Recently, the steering shaft lower bearing, steering arm kit, lower re-seal differential, lower arm, and idler arm pitman arm were all replaced. In addition, the front passenger side hub was failing. The dealer was unable to remedy the failures. The VIN was unable to be entered into the system. The failure mileage was 4,000 and current mileage was 46,000.

- Ardmore, OK, USA

problem #5

Feb 092009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 37,000 miles
Front hub/wheel bearing failed at 37,000 miles.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #4

Sep 292008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,100 miles
The contact leases a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at various speeds, the ABS indicator illuminated and then dimmed. Approximately three days later, while driving at highway speeds the contact heard scraping noises coming from the front driver's side tire and the vehicle shimmied. The vehicle was driven to a gas station and was losing braking power. The gas station attendant determined that the wheel bearing failed. No other warning indicators were illuminated on the instrument panel. The current mileage was 36,400 and failure mileage was 36,100. Updated 10/27/2008. The dealer found the a faulty left front hub-caliper bracket damaged due to excessive heat. The cv boot was torn due to excessive heat as well. Updated 10/27/08.

- Oakdale , MN, USA

problem #3

Jul 012006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the front tires are rubbing against the suspension, causing uneven tread wear. The dealer stated that the failure was normal. The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The vehicle is currently at the dealer. The failure has been ongoing since the vehicle was purchased. However, the Chevrolet mechanics are just acknowledging the defect. The vehicle is still under warranty. The current mileage is 20,900 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Innis, LA, USA

problem #2

Dec 232006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This vehicle is 9 months old. From purchase of the new vehicle there was a rattling noise under the dash - dealership replaced flex pipes. The noise has come back about 6 months later. From purchase of the new vehicle the left driver side mirror shakes, am unable to see out of it. Under the driver side seat, the truck shakes. Dealership refuses to admit these problems exist. The valves are clattering in the engine compartment while driving, not just with accelerating. Rotors act as though they are warped. Upon resetting the oil change indicator light, the battery failed. The dealership has refused to look into this.

- Plant City, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 152007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1 miles
I recently purchased a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, it is leaning very badly to the driver side of the vehicle. I was told the vehicle is not damaged, bent, or warped in any way. I was told it was just built "that badly, and should have never passed an inspection of any kind". the dealership first tried to use the slack adjuster bars that are made to adjust this kind of problem. This fix did not work since it was leaning so badly. They ordered special parts (a shim and longer U-bolts) and installed them a couple days later. This also did not come even close to fixing the problem, and I was once again sent on my way. I am now waiting for a response from GM, while I am still being forced to drive my unsafe vehicle which I feel is at great risk for a rollover.

- Parma, OH, USA

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