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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,247 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.

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid accessories - interior problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 302012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


After reading an article about a paraplegic woman who got severely burned by her friends Suburban's heated seats, I find it essential to report that I've always found that my drivers heated seat sometimes get extremely hot. Fortunately, I have been able to turn them off before any injuries. The woman reported not knowing how her heated seat got turned on. If her friends vehicle is like mine, an many others who have complained on multiple open forum websites, the heated seats in many of Chevrolet's trucks and SUVS are known to turn on their own. I have had to unplug my seats due to the heater turning on erratically and cycling through the 3 heat levels on their own. It has been reported on multiple websites that people have complained to GM about this issue and people whose vehicle were not covered under warranty have been forced to purchase a very expensive door switch assembly. Although not a safety issue to me, I can see how this erratic behavior of the heated seats and the potential for extremely high temperatures could be a danger to somebody without all the sensations in their lower half. I hope that this report will help with any statistical analysis of heated seat problems the NHTSA accomplishes. And I hope the issue is resolved by GM.

- Sanford, ME, USA

problem #5

May 152013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl Diesel

  • 75,780 miles
Drivers seat heater comes on all the time by it self and on high. You can switch it off and it keeps coming back on. Very distracting at high speeds turning it off all the time. It gets very hot and out of control. Maybe could catch fire?? I have it disconnected now but doing that none of the seat controls work. To work seat you must plug it back in to operate the seats. Checked online and many seat heat switches come on by it self on many GMC cars and trucks.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 172013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the heated seats would sporadically and independently activate without warning. The contact stated that when the failure occurred, the heated seat function could not be deactivated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the heated seat switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 114,937.

- Jesup, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 042007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,900 miles


Front seats are junk. You can feel the springs in the backs popping. Seats would make a popping sound when you shift your weight they were not right when I bought this truck in Dec '06. Took back to dealership at least 3 times to be fixed. They said gmac will not cover this but they would replace the part under the seat. Went through this 3 times with the dealership saying the last time they "replaced " the upright part of the seat. The seats still makes the popping noise and sounds like a broken spring(s).

- Langley, OK, USA

problem #2

Oct 252006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
From: David arthur comments: My employer issued me a 2006 Chevy Silverado pickup truck that I feel is a hazard to drive. The design of the cab is such that there is only a 1.5 X 1.5 ft box that one can see out of. The rear view mirror is so big and mounted so low that it blocks most of the vision to the right front of the vehicle and the top of the cab inhibits the ability to see stop lights when stopped at a stop bar, to see the light one must stop a vehicle length short of the light. Stopping short to see the light isn't a big issue for the driver of the truck, its the idiot with road rage behind that's the problem..I have asked the Chevy customer care center to address these issues as well as other issues with the suitability of this truck for persons taller than 5 ft but I think they have just written off the complaint. I would recommend that this vehicle be recalled do to the severely limited vision of the driver. From NHTSA web site.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 132006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,800 miles
: the contact stated the driver's side door made a rattling noise and shook while driving various speeds on bumpy road conditions. Also, the driver's seat made a squeaking noise. The dealer inspected the vehicle, but could not determine the problem.

- Peekskill, NY, USA

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