really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,399 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid brakes problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #36

Feb 012011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 45,000 miles


At low speeds coming to a complete stop, the ABS braking system will function and pulse causing an extended braking distance. Along with it being a safety issue it is also an annoying nuisance always hearing the loud pulsing of the ABS brakes.

- Cannon Falls, MN, USA

problem #35

Dec 152010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 39,900 miles
Activation of ABS braking system on 2006 Silverado 1500 on clean dry pavement at low speed resulting in increased braking distance. Problem seems to be increasing in frequency..

- Queensbury, NY, USA

problem #34

Jan 212010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 41,229 miles
2006 Chevrolet Silverado extended cad 4X4 had the ABS kick in at low speeds, when not needed. This was part of a recall for earlier model year trucks of the same make and model but was never fully corrected by GM.

- Harwood, MD, USA

problem #33

Jan 042011

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 50,442 miles


While trying to stop vehicle, while brake pedal engaged, brakes released and lost braking power, continuing to go forward with very limited ability to stop the vehicle. Stopping of vehicle was achieved by continuing multiple times to re-engage the brakes each time the brakes released and lost power. Dealership inspected and tested the brakes. They found both front ABS sensors dropping out due to the same problem as the Chevrolet recall for Silverado models up to year 2002, corrosion in the braking system. They followed the procedure outlined in the recall. Because my 2006 was not in the recall, I paid $165 for the work. I contacted Chevrolet and they will not reimburse my expense unless they extend the recall. An internet search reveals other owners of Silverado manufactured after 2002 are also having the problem. NHTSA should be pushing Chevrolet to extend the recall because it is a very dangerous problem and it's not isolated to just a few vehicles.

- Madison, WI, USA

problem #32

Dec 012010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 60,000 miles
ABS brakes activate at a very low speed almost when slowing to a stop. I'm afraid im going to rear end someone. Dealer cant find any problems. When will this be a recall"??"

- Brick, NJ, USA

problem #31

Dec 312009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
2006 Chevy Silverado [only 20K miles] 16K ABS activation at low speed - dealer replaced rotors, pads, sensors 18K low speed accident - suspect ABS problems 20K ABS activation at low speed - grinding noise several occasions of poor stopping response during ownership.

- Revere, MA, USA

problem #30

Oct 122010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 24,000 miles


ABS activates at low speeds. Dealer states nothing can be done to permanently resolve the issue. Nov 2009 (13000 miles)had the speed sensor replaced. Oct 2010 front brakes replaces(22000 miles) now December 2010 with 24000 miles happening again.

- Glastonbury, CT, USA

problem #29

Sep 202010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 37,000 miles
The ABS system in my 2006 Chevy Silverado does not function properly at low speed. The ABS activates when braking causing the vehicle to travel further when coming to a stop. After researching the problem on the internet I found that this is an ongoing issue with GMC vehicles.

- Hudson, NH, USA

problem #28

Sep 202010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 70,000 miles
A problem exist with my 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 lt. When braking at low speeds, the low speed sensor causes the ABS system to engage. When the ABS system engages, the vehicle does not stop where intended. The vehicle travels around 5 feet further then it would under normal braking conditions, depending on speed. This happens only at low speeds(under 10mph) and every time the vehicle attempts to come to a complete stop. I have not tried to repair the problem. I have been told by a mechanic that the low speed sensors are dirty, and need to be cleaned or replaced. I have found other people complaining of this same problem with this model of vehicle. I feel this is a safety concern, do to a possibility of delayed braking. Although I have not been personally involved in an accident, I am concerned that this problem exists. Delayed braking can cause a vehicle to be involved in rear-end collisions, or to unintentionally enter intersections.

- Germantown, WI, USA

problem #27

Sep 102010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 82,000 miles
2006 Silverado. Antilock brakes engage on dry road at very slow speeds. Afraid I will rear end someone.

- Pelham, NH, USA

problem #26

Aug 182010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 69,000 miles


The ABS system has been kicking on when it isn't necessary. The brakes surge when coming to a stop and feel mushy. I have already had the brakes replaced and the drums in the back are good. I only have 70K on the truck and as far as I know, speaking with various mechanics, that I shouldn't be having these issues. It started all of a sudden, didn't give any indication that there was an issue.

- Lake Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #25

Dec 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 29,000 miles
Winter of 09-10 experienced activation of antilock brakes at speeds of 5mph or lower nearly every braking opportunity. After the truck glided part way into an intersection (antilock pump activated but no stopping occurred, just pedal resistance) I removed the ABS fuse to regain standard brakes. Nothing more has been done.

- Pleasant Plain, OH, USA

problem #24

Oct 102009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at speeds of 10 mph applying the brakes, there was an unusual noise coming from the brakes. There was also an increase in stopping distance. The failure would occur intermittently and the contact took the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnosis of the failure. The dealer serviced the brakes and advised the contact that there was no lubricant applied to the brakes to prevent potential corrosion. The failure mileage was 23,000 and the current mileage was 24,600.

- Auburn, NY, USA

problem #23

Apr 052010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 39,850 miles
Low speed activation of ABS braking system causing extended stopping distances and/or no stopping at all. No ABS system codes set. No ABS light comes on. Dealer checked it out and said the front ABS sensors were bad. I replaced both sensors, with the same problem existing, if not worse. The left sensor is available, but the right one was broken during removal and thrown away. I did not know I would need it. This happens every time the vehicle is driven and the brakes applied at low speed to come to a stop. There was a recall for earlier models of my vehicle and I believe my model year should be included as well as others. This is a dangerous situation. I think it should be repaired, recalled or resolved to the complete satisfaction of all involved!

- Linden, NJ, USA

problem #22

Sep 182009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 36,000 miles
My 2006 Silverado [ after dealer changed front brake pads] started low speed ABS activation. I almost went through a stop sign. Dealer says over 36,000 no warranty work. I had to remove ABS fuse to drive truck. I had 36,300 miles at time if occurrence.

- Sandwich, IL, USA

problem #21

Mar 162010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 45,343 miles
Anti-lock brakes activate for no reason at low speed on 2006 Chevy Silverado. This is a common problem on other model years in certain states and there are recalls, but not on this year truck.

- Pine Bush, NY, USA

problem #20

Dec 232009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 31,000 miles
Low speed ABS activation on dry roadway

- Denver, PA, USA

problem #19

Oct 152009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 48,000 miles
2006 Silverado 1500. Unintended low speed ABS activation. When coming to a stop, the ABS activates when not neccesary, dry/clean pavement. This causes an increase in stopping distance by 15-20 feet making rear end collision inevitable. I notified GM, they stated there was a recall for exactly the problem I described, but my vehicle does not fall within the model year involved, I asked if they were going to expand the recall, I was told "no". the ABS activation also happens when I slow down to pull into my driveway....the activation is becoming more frequent and happens at speed of 10 mph and below....it is just a matter of tome before someone gets hurt. Everybody is jumping all over Toyota about the prius brakes, yet GM gets away with thiers.

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #18

Dec 162009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 33,000 miles
2006 Chevy 1500 pickup with 37,000 miles antilock brakes always on causing longer stopping distances. Had brakes repaired twice. I also owned a 2002 Chevy pu with brake problems and my son had a 2001 Chevy 2500 hd pickup and a 2002 Chevy Tahoe with brake problems. Canada also recalled brakes on Chevy pu's.

- Williamstown, NY, USA

problem #17

Jan 222010

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 12,475 miles
2006 Chevy Silverado truck front ABS antilock sensors failed due to corrosion GM had a recall 08/30/2005 for same problem on 2002 models, they knew about this in 05 (when my truck was built) but only admit to 2002 models NHTSA campaign # 05V37900 - think this needs to be extended to all models they built this way.

- Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

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