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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,581 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid wheels / hubs problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #13

Jan 162016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 123,000 miles


As I come to a stop, the brake pedal pulsates from ABS activation increasing braking time and distance. The ground is dry while this happens. After a while the and light comes on. Was told by a dealer mechanic it was a bad ABS sensor and to replace hub. I did and now, two years later, it is happening again. Now I'm being told it is a problem with elements in my area, being in a snowbelt state, getting into wheel speed sensor and blocking signal. Same exact symptoms as last time, different diagnosis. Neither time did they plug into my truck for codes. Both times, I have to open my wallet for faulty products.

- Elk Grove Village, IL, USA

problem #12

Jan 042016

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 104,649 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving various speeds, the contact heard an abnormal grinding noise coming from the wheel area. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the hub assembly failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07E106000 (wheels). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 104,649.

- Courtland, OH, USA

problem #11

May 152015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 120,000 miles
I had issues with steering control, specially on curves at 40 T0 65 miles P/H on the road from beginning of the purchase.I have been to Chevy dealer to complain about safety issue on the road.but dealer finds no physical defect on the car.on mat 15 2015 finally I lost the control of steering wheel and hit the side walk curb and broke front and rear axles.likely no personal injury.I am very concerned about safety of other owners in this regard.I have checked other resources to find if there are similar cases like mine, and surprisingly there are too many of them. Please let me help to save others from loosing their lives. Thanks.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #10

May 132015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 107,000 miles


My left front wheel hub assembly failed while driving. Brake system was compromised. I was able to pull over and stop safely, but brakes did not respond as they should. Moreover, there was no indication that the wheel bearing was failing, and I am quite aware of what this sounds like because this will be the fourth time I have replaced the wheel hub assembly on the left side. I have replaced the right hub assembly twice. In all previous times, I heard a slight whirling noise or at worse slight grinding, which would lead me to inspection and replacement before failure. This time it failed without any warning. I believe GM has made a serious design and/or quality error in this truck. This should be investigated because this is a common problem.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #9

Sep 262011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Front passenger wheel bearing went out first time at 29,000 miles, second time same wheel bearing went out at 42,000 miles. Both times fixed by a local repair shop. Was told lucky wheel didn't fall off. I looked online and other people having same problem. Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton pickup 4 wheel drive automatic if that makes a difference.

- Morro Bay, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 082011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
My truck has had 2 sets of brakes 4 wheel speed sensors another set of calipers and new tires. The brake locked pulling my boat thank god it was raining outside. The sterring wheel is shaking, I got another alinement that did not help, so I went to see the wheels need balanced and it did not take care of sterring wheel shaking. I really dont like the my water spilling in the drink holer because my truck is shaking. Help me if you see this soon. I see allot of people out there in the world of Chevy that has the same issuses I have had with my truck. Every time I turn around I have to take my truck to get it repair, all out of warrenty 5600 miles. The noise that my steering column makes everyone says not to worry. My rims are so pitted on my truck it looks like know what I paid $33,000 for this Chevy truck and I dont like noise that is not suspose to be there/one mechencil said he couled fill my column with grease but that would last. Its a joke spending this much money for a bad lemon by Chevy..

- Anderson, IN, USA

problem #7

Dec 202010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving approximately 60 mph in rainy weather, the automatic braking system (ABS) warning light illuminated. The contact stated he felt an unusual bump and suddenly, the steering wheel became extremely stiff. The contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the front driver side wheel was abnormally turned inward. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop where the contact was informed that the hub bearing was fractured. Both front wheel bearings were replaced. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was told that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 07E106000, (wheels: Cap/cover/hub). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 51,000 and the current mileage was 51,100.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 102010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 30,000 miles
2006 Chevrolet Silverado Z71, 30000 miles, ABS "engaging" at low speeds, unexplainable tire tread wear, vehicle pulls, rotational grinding noise. Brought the GM certified dealer/service. Front driver's wheel bearing bad. I asked for "old" part after $750 repair for bearing ( and I needed all new brakes and rotors! most likely due to poor front end!!!) explained "condensation" as the cause! ! ! !......replaced one, dealer "kept " the part and didn't charge me the $500 for it, and I paid $250 for the labor......however, both should have been done, both should be greasable, and not sealed, both for free and warranteed! ! !....and this problem should not be as rampant as it is!!!!---its dangerous! this truck sucks!

- Medford, MA, USA

problem #5

Jan 022010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 35,792 miles
Had been out of town for week-end. Was returning and traveling North on I-65 towards montgomery, Alabama. Exited I-65 North to make a gas stop at greenville, Alabama. Upon reaching yield sign noticed loud scraping, crunching, popping noise coming from left front of vehicle. Stopped immmediately at service station. Checked vehicle by moving backwards and forwards. Noise continued. Spent the night at hotel. Called repair shop following Monday morning. They replaced front wheel hub assembly. They have old parts. Mechanic said we were lucky wheel did not come off on interstate and cause bad mvw. Vehicle has 35,000 miles on it. No noise was coming from wheel until exiting highway. No motion in steering or any indication that there was a problem. Was told by several other mechanics that this is not uncommon incident. That the assembly is not servicable and that it just goes bad immediately without warning. Have had report that one vehicle had both wheel hubs go out within a few weeks of each other.

- Camp Hill, AL, USA

problem #4

Apr 142009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 18,500 miles
Sudden wheel bearing breakup on 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup 4W on drivers side front wheel in May 2008. Same occurrence on passenger front wheel in April 2009. This pickup had less than 19,000 miles and was highway driven. Had to have immediate repair both times (replacement) and paid $377 second time as did not go to GM dealer for repair. Traveling in Arizona and went to nearest garage for repair. Have old part which was manufactured by federal mogul corporation. No consequence as we stopped driving as soon as we heard the noise of the breakup to avoid losing a tire.

- Lewiston, ID, USA

problem #3

Mar 242008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 39,586 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the front driver's side hub bearings were grinding together so badly that he could not drive his vehicle. The mechanic stated that the wheel would detach from the vehicle if no repairs were made. The mechanic also demonstrated how the wheel was wobbling when he put the vehicle on the lift. The vehicle was taken to the dealer once before when it was making a loud noise and they changed the tires; however, the failure still persists. The dealer will not repair the vehicle and advised the contact to purchase an extended warranty. He refused since the vehicle had low mileage. The failure mileage was 39,586.

- Nokomis, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 152009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 37,000 miles
Drivers side front wheel bearing failure at 37000 miles. The bearings are sealed and cannot be lubed. The bearing is part of a wheel hub assembly making the cost of replacement ten times what it would normally be. Since the bearings cannot be lubed, then failure is assured at some point. I have a 1950 Chevy with the original wheel bearings still in use. Some of you bright guys in engineering need to quit re-inventing the wheel (bearing).

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 302006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles
Front end out of alignment constantly, tires wear out, dealership has replaced or refinished rotors three or more times and this problem continues, the engine while lightly accelerating make a noise, dealer said he could not hear this noise. I am trying to lemon law this vehicle because the front end is a weak manufacturer front end and not designed properly.

- W.P.B., FL, USA

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