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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 2
Average Mileage:
90,500 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 292015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 63,000 miles


There is extreme frame rust causing the spare tire mount to become detached from the frame while driving along the highway. Fortunately this happened on a secondary road in South West Virginia. The shock absorber was the only thing that held the spare tire mount from coming completely loose from the truck. After inspecting the frame, there is excessive rust on the main frame and one of the cross members is nearly rusted through. This truck is nine years old and only has 63K miles. I have the truck at the dealership for them to see if it is safe to drive I am awaiting to hear from them to see if GM is going to help me with this matter.

- Meadows Of Dan, VA, USA

problem #5

Jul 272015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the frame underneath the vehicle was rusted. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the manufacturer used an inferior steel material to make the vehicle. The contact stated that the manufacturer acknowledged that an inferior material was used, but did not offer any help. The failure mileage was 150,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 162015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 155,000 miles
The spare tire structure disintegrated due to rust. The spare tire was hanging and was easily pulled out by hand. The structure that holds the spare tire in place is blocked by the spare tire and does not get washed, creating an area where the dirt and salt accumulate. This easily could have fallen off on the highway.

- Whitefield, ME, USA

problem #3

Nov 032014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 160,000 miles


First off there's very little snow here so the body and frame isn't rusting out because of that but its definitely rusting very bad the brake lines have rusted completely in half the transmission has went out twice the oil gauge don't work there have been times the motor knocked but then smoothed out again I've been a Chevy fan my entire life but the company isn't up to standard's of the consumers in my book if your asking 35000 for a [xxx] truck it should last a long time with no issues. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Huntington, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 102006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
My 16 yr old son and 12 yr old son were coming home from school on 11/10/2006, my 16 yr old was driving, he took drivers ed and passed the class with an a+. and when he took his driving part of the test he past with a perfect score the first time. He also raced gokarts, so he knew how to control vehicles and prevent wrecks. When the wreck happened, the truck just went up an embankment, and went throw the air and hit a tree and pealed the roof back like it was a tin can. There was no skid marks, the tire tracks went straight up the bank, like the steering wheel was locked. And not one air bag opened. They were less than a 1/4 of a mile from home. I was at the bus stop waiting on my daughter, I heard the wreck and the alarm from the truck was going off. I went to the site and the alarm was still going off, and the steering wheel was locked. My 12yr old died on site, my 16 yr old died 4 days later. I have known something caused the wreck, but not sure what until now. Now I know with all my heart the switch locked the steering and also made the air bags not work.

- Leesville, SC, USA

problem #1

Jan 312007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • miles
Paint corroded around 3rd brake light dealer (Chevy) where purchased is out of business. Paint default?

- Murrieta, CA, USA

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