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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,488 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 fuel system problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Nov 142014

Silverado 3500

  • 36,900 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 15 mph, the brake pedal extended to the floor without warning and it became difficult to stop the vehicle. The dealer stated that the brake lines were rusted and leaking. The fuel lines were also rusted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,900.

- Derby, CT, USA

problem #6

Nov 142014

Silverado 3500

  • 36,900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 15 mph, the brake pedal sank to the floorboard without warning and the vehicle failed to stop. The dealer stated that the brake lines were rusted and contained leaks. Also, the technician diagnosed that the fuel lines were rusted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 36,900. Updated 3/31/15

- Derby, CT, USA

problem #5

Sep 012006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 2,500 miles
2006 duramax lbz. From new truck intermittently has code P003A - turbocharger boost control position not learned, P0087 low fuel pressure and change fuel filter display on dash. Truck is totally stock. First couple of times when at dealer they would do diagnostics and change fuel filter saying that was it and they would reset all codes. No drivability issues when this happened. Recently (August 5, 2014) while traveling pulling a trailer truck went into derate/limp mode (first time) all codes returned. Took to dealer, changed fuel filter and reset codes now it is happening about weekly October 1, 2014 took to dealer reset codes did not change filter as it was just done and they did not find anything wrong with fuel. (miles 94000) dealership said everything checks normal and Chevrolet does not show and bulletins for this issue.

- Oak Grove, MO, USA

problem #4

Dec 162013

Silverado 3500

  • 52,621 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph after refueling, he noticed fuel leaking from the front fuel tank. The contact mentioned that he could hear the rear pump running and while attempting to inspect the fuel cab, it spew diesel all over him. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 52,621.

- Overton , NV, USA

problem #3

Dec 122013

Silverado 3500

  • 107,000 miles
Brake lines rusted completely through and blew out while braking and lost all pressure. Fuel lines are severely rusted.

- Forest City, NC, USA

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problem #2

Nov 112013

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 9,028 miles
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd (2006) was purchased new, from gengras Chevrolet-585 Connecticut blvd.- East hartford, ct. 06108- telephone # 860-528-2575. Brake line ruptured due to corrosion, fortunately, vehicle was being operated at a slow speed (25) mph. Upon inspection of under the vehicle, I was appalled at the condition of brake lines, fittings, brackets and related components. The rust on the underside including the frame was such that it could be flaked off in 1/16" thick chunks. This truck has only 9028 miles, what kind of auto industry do we have !!!!! ? I was made aware of this corrosion problem (that Chevrolet is aware of) by a local auto mechanic that this corrosion problem was in primarily (2004-2005-2006) Silverado. The materials GM is using to cause these problems is a disgusting sample of our manufacturing system. This vehicle was parked outdoors (on a asphalt driveway). The repairs for this situation are in line with the poor quality materials that were used, I was informed that the body of the truck bed had to be removed (lifted-off) to access brake lines and get this, the fuel line is also in the same location, might be suspect to corrosion. The cost of these repairs is off the charts. (who is responsible for these design flaws). As an american, who advocates buying domestic vehicles, I wonder who is watching what is going on. I hope someone of authority reads this and acts on it, before it is to late for all of us. Remember, this vehicle has (9028) miles on it, and experiencing these problems. Yes, that is correct (9028) miles !!!!!!!!!!

- Cromwell, CT, USA

problem #1

Sep 102013

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 80,466 miles
Every brake gas and cooling line rusted. I have looked at other vehicles of same year and miles different makes. No where as rusted as my 06 Silverado.

- Johnston, RI, USA

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