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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
54,346 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. completely replace the throddle body actuator (1 reports)
  3. replace turbocharger (1 reports)
  4. replaced spark plugs (1 reports)
2006 Chevrolet Silverado engine problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #6

May 312013

Silverado LT 6.6L Duramax

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,185 miles


2006 3500 Crew Cab Dually bought in June 2006. First time I got the DTC P2563: TC Boost Control was at 34,843 miles/February 2010, turbo replaced under warranty. Second was at 63,185 miles/May 2013, turbo replaced at my expense. Is it normal to replace the turbo for stuck vanes every 30,000 miles? If so, should I start saving now for the next one or go buy a Ford? We use this truck to pull a fifth wheel RV and love the performance, especially in the mountains, but this is over the top. Chevrolet Assistance Center was a total waste of time and could not have cared less about the frequency of this specific problem. Their response to every question I had was "The dealer says this was out of warranty." I found reference to GM Bulletin PIP4857, which they were unaware of it. But after reading they said it only applied to the 2007 model. Has anyone else gone through this trial with Duramax Diesel turbocharger replacement frequency?

- , Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #5

May 032006

Silverado V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

I wanted a Chevy truck like forever, however it seems that Chevy has issues with getting this under control. I have several friends that Also have Chevy truck/trailblazer and are experiencing this same crap! Now have had Fords without Ever going thru this constant problem. Take it to places like Auto Zone, Riley, etc and they check and always same answer. Nothing wrong showing. Can't explain it.. Pretty annoying considering that a State Inspection (which is required by law) cannot be done or pass with the darn light on! Off course once warranty is out, we have to do whatever it cost to get it passed right? Just seems like Chevy should do more to keep customers happy.. like if they cannot Permanently Fix the Issue.. they fix it free every year!

Anyway that's my two cents worth of frustration!

- , Spring, TX, US

problem #4

Oct 282010

Silverado HD 2500 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

October 28th 2010, bought a 2006 Silverado 2500 HD with 8900 miles from Carr Chevy World in Beaverton OR, test drive the truck and did the 10am-9pm dealing the deal program. When the deal was done after 9pm and swapping around our stuff to the 2006 Silverado, notice no gas and in fact the indicator said 8 miles to EMPTY. I brought it to the attention of management and the salemen 2 times. Final the salesman says, out of his own pocket .... here's $10.00. My wife said, your kidding.. we drove 7 blocks to gas station, we gassed up and put a total $30.00 in. The following day we drove about 6 miles, engine light comes on.

We drove straight to Carr Chevy Service Center, explain the problem is. We were told, sorry and appglozied we cant help you and the truck is bought as is. (less then 24 hrs old to us ) . We re-contacted the managment, they refered us to the service dept. We stated, we just come there. Wait here we were told. After 25 mins, we left and the next day.

We got a email, Are We Happy type of email. I responded no but hell no. I gave you an excellent vehicle in trade and explain why was upset. The Service Manager, wrote back, said We will check it out for free but thats all. I brought it in, found out it had 3 alerts ... 1) gas cap leak sensor 2) black canister sensor 3) Intake valve sensor.

Carr Chevy World only offer ( we are in day 3 after purchase ) to not fix and the money would come out of my pocket. I went and spent 463.00 to get a problem fix and today its still not fixed and even replace the gas cap. Then I had a full tuneup/plus replaced and ejectors cleaned ( 3 hrs )and all fluids flushed/drained and put in this vehicle.. over additional $600.00 2 weeks later the.... dam engine light came back on again.

It is my first and last time, I purchase a Chevy vehicle or step foot on Carr Chevy World property in Beaverton OR. And I can't believe that Chevy does not put a good product out much less - resale there product. Cause I know why... Chevy dealership does not care about the Customer experience .... big fat " 0 " . So far to date we have engine problem and we have shown our friends our truck. When they ask, Why is the engine light on ????? We share an honest report to future Customers how were treated and buyer beware of Chevy vehicle products.

- , Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #3

Jan 172011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,890 miles


We advised the Dealership that we believed the truck had an engine issues when we brought it in and we even started a case with GM prior. however, the Dealer told us that it was just the spark plugs. Mind you my husband is a Mechanic but okay if you say it's just spark plugs Great!!! Wait until you get my next problem.

- , Seymour, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 012008

Silverado 1500 4.8L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

I will never purchase another Chevrolet again. I have had more problems with this truck than with any vehicle me or anyone in my family has ever had with such a new vehicle! This damn truck has cost me enough time and money to pay for a new Ford truck, and its only two years old!!!!! I repeat its only TWO years old!!!! I cant afford to keep fixing this piece of junk but at the same time I cant afford not ot have it. Being I still owe money on it, I guess I'm stuck with this piece of crap!!!!! Don't even get me started on the sad idea of A Warranty they have on it!!! Nothing about it is worth the crap i sh*t.

- , Greenwell Springs, LA, US

problem #1

Sep 162006

(reported on)

Silverado LT

  • 38,000 miles

At a little after 38,000 miles, I got a warning on the Driver Information Center that said "Reduced Engine Power" as well as my check engine light. No power was being delivered to the engine. It would hardly accelerate (I'm talking 0-40MPH in 60 seconds, IF that!). Took it to a local dealer, they diagnosed it as being the Throttle Body Sensor. They replaced it under GM Goodwill Warranty. Now, at around 42,000 miles I'm having the same problem all over again. Will see what dealer says now.

- , Spring, TX, USA

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