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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,304 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid transmission problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #12

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 #11

Nov 232010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 4L60E transmission failure at 80,000mi the transmission failed and required a full rebuild even though it was never used to haul anything ! it cost us $2050 for the rebuild ! much too soon for a transmission on a truck that only is used to Transport a mountain bike.

- Palmdale, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 252010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 103,872 miles
While making a left turn from a 60 mph highway in my 2006 Chevrolet C1500 truck my right rear axle came completely out with tire still attached. Thank god I had slowed to about 20 mph to make the left turn when it happened or a crash could have resulted. I am reporting this because as I said I was on a highway going 60 mph and if the axle had come out at that speed it could have been bad. The failure seems to be that the end of the axle broke off where the keeper goes. I am going to have to have the axle replaced and I will have the old part. This happened on thanksgiving and I was very thankful that my son and I were safe. Like I said it could have been much worse.

- Texas City, TX, USA

problem #9

Feb 262008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 25,578 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact noticed that while the vehicle was parked, transmission fluid was leaking. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership for diagnostic testing where the contact was informed that the transmission hoses were leaking. The fluid and one of the hoses were replaced. The contact stated that transmission continued to leak and the dealer was scheduled to replace all three hoses. The failure mileage was 25,578. The current mileage was approximately 35,790.

- Cherry Valley, MA, USA

problem #8

Dec 162009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 20,400 miles
We purchased a Chevy Silverado pickup in 2006. My husband has babied this truck, never pulled anything heavy and has rarely had it in 4 wheel drive. In December 2009 the transmission started acting up, the truck at this time had 20,400 M/L miles on it and not much more at this time, yes twenty thousand four hundred. The warranty expired as it was 3 years or 36,000 miles. The dealership bill roberts cheverolet that we purchased this truck was in bolivar mo 60 miles from us, the warranty was out so we hired a local mechanic to do the job for us. He is a certified mechanic and has done warranty work for a Ford dealership in appleton city mo and other dealerships in the area. We knew that if we took it to the dealership it would cost us more than having it done locally and my husband did not want to haul it 60 miles or any miles to be repaired knowing that we had no warranty and no trailer to haul it on.. I felt like this should not have happened with the low miles on the truck and called the dealership. I spoke to the parts department who informed me that since we took it somewhere else other than them that we could not be helped but had we brought it to them they could have helped out with it due to the low miles, even though the warranty was up. Now a warranty is a warranty and is black and white, apparently there is also gray, which we as consumers are not aware of. So how were we to know to take it to them under the circumstances. How were we to know that there were gray areas in the warranty as it was not listed as so. We paid almost $1500 for this to be repaired out of our own pocket. I work 2 jobs so thankfully we had the money but if I wasn't it would have been a financial burden on us, especially at christmas time. My husband has taken his vehicle to the dealership for recalls to be repaired, they have a log of the miles listed at those times, and has faithfully kept it serviced.

- Eldorado Springs, MO, USA

problem #7

Dec 082009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 42,300 miles
Purchased a new truck in 2006. The truck had just over 42000 original miles. The trucks warranty was 3 years 36 miles. And the transmission is shot which Chevy is doing absolutely nothing. The transmission shop is telling me this is a really odd incident and that I should file a complaint with you.

- Lagrangeville, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 312008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,612 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact was experiencing a failure with the air conditioning and heating system in her vehicle. Neither were working properly and no air would go through the vents. The contact also smelled something burning in her vehicle and immediately took it to the dealer. She was informed that the resister needed to be replaced. While the new resister was being installed, the mechanic also discovered that a connector needed to be replaced because it had melted. Both the resister and the connector from the electrical air conditioning unit in her vehicle were replaced. The contact believes that a two year old vehicle should not experience those defects. The current and failure mileages were 50,612. Updated 10/07/08. The transmission line had a slight leak. Updated 10/08/08.

- Hillman, MI, USA

problem #5

Aug 202008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 46,000 miles
The ac has never worked. Took it to coutesy Chevy 3times. Still dose not work. Had to replace the wheel bearings. Took it there 2 times 4 that. Had 2 rebuild the transmission once. And now its acting up 10,000 miles later. This is a 2006 Chevy Silverado that I paid 25,000 $ for only 2 years ago.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 022008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 45,700 miles
The tranny in my 06 Silverado quit shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear. My truck had 45,700 miles, just out of the warranty by 9,700. There was no warning signs leading up to the failure. Not even a message from the dash computer or a transmission light. Dealership said tranny wasn't putting enough pressure in the shift plates and it smoked a couple of them. Dealership also said they don't know what causes the problems it just happens. Luckily for me dealership called a rep and I only had to pay a $500 dollar deductible because my pickup was so well cared for and there was no reason for this to happen. So if this happens to you make sure you check into them or yourself calling a rep. $500 is cheaper than a rebuild or new tranny.

- Leroy, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 302008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 41,190 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact accidentally realized that when the vehicle is in the off position, he is able to shift into drive and/or reverse. The dealer stated informed him that he would have to pay for a diagnostic since his vehicle was no longer under warranty. The failure occurred on April 30, 2008. The failure mileage was 41,190.

- Stoney Point, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 182007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 11,000 miles
My truck seems to want to go in reverse when starting, in morning after setting over night. It occurs often. The GM dealership where I have taken the pickup truck to (several times) told me it is" normal" even gave me a copy of a document, document# 1884620. Doc. States no repair should be attempted.

- Swartz Creek, MI, USA

problem #1

May 252007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2006 Chevrolet Silverado hybrid, upon coming to a stop light in the mountains of North Carolina the hybrid vehicle shuts the motor off until until you remove your foot from the brake pedal. When you remove your foot from the brake pedal before you can place your foot on the accelerator the truck rolls backwards at a high rate of speed depending on the incline. Chevrolet customer service has said there is no fix for this flaw as of yet and expects us to continue driving the truck as is. I feel this is very unsafe and this vehicle design should never have been sold in the mountains. Thank you.

- Burnsville, NC, USA

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