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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,945 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 engine problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 012012

Silverado 3500

  • 116,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the heater motor operated constantly, even while the vehicle was shut off, causing the vehicle to lose power. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance with repairs. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 116,000.

- Eclectic, AL, USA

problem #4

Oct 282010

Silverado 3500

  • miles
Sudden failure of heater fan. No blower speeds. Melted wiring under dash. Service bulletin issued by Chevy but no recall ? this is a fire waiting to happen.

- Port Byron, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 082010

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 59,800 miles
I bought a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab used from bill byrd Kia in panama city Florida on 03/02/2009 and was told the vehicle would be covered under any remaining factory warranty, was led to believe it was a 5 year/100,000 drive train warranty. Unfortunately, .I did not do my homework on that statement. The truck had 36,581 miles at time of purchase. I have driven the truck for personal use only and took very good care and had regular oil changes performed. I am now facing a motor rebuild. The engine started making some knocking/crunching sounds from the low end and I'm told the camshaft, bearings, oil pump, seals, gaskets, etc have to be replaced at an estimated cost of $3,500. I have called the Chevrolet consumer number I found for their Corp office in detroit and am told by Chevrolet that this particular truck only had a 3 yr/36,000 mile I am left paying these repairs out of pocket on a truck less than 5 years old with less than 60,000 miles. I certainly feel ripped off after financing the truck for a period of 5 years. I have no choice except to pay for the repairs since it would have no trade in value in the condition it is in.

- Panama City, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 312010

Silverado 3500

  • 113,927 miles
I own a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado with the 5.3 engine. I purchased my truck brand new and now have approximately 115,000 miles on it. Recently, I noticed a knocking sound coming from the engine and brought it to a GM dealership thinking it was a pulley or other minor repair. Instead, I was informed it was a bad cam rocker arm roller bearing. They proceeded to repair the issue and my total bill came to $3,242.84. I did some research on my own and found that GM has been aware that this part is defective on 2005 through 2007 5.3 engines, however, this part has never been recalled. With the amount of miles I have on my truck (over 100,000), it is no longer under warranty. In my research, I learned that this part is either an engineering defect or a supplied part that GM did not adequately contain before shipping the bad product to their customers. After numerous conversations with GM, they informed me that their engines basically do not last over 115,000. I have owned Chevrolet for over 36 years and have not come across any engine issues which is why I continued to buy them. Even after confronting GM with my findings, they are not willing to reimburse me nor are they willing to recall the defective part.

- New Richmond, WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 242009

Silverado 3500

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet Silverado right front tire began to shake, smoke, and caught fire on the westbound of the Ohio turnpike. Ohio traffic crash report # 10-0769-91

- Niles, MI, USA

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