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 3 of 3)

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problem #16

Dec 152009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 24,000 miles


Ref: 2006 Silverado Z71. The ABS system on my vehicle routinely engages (releases brake pressure) during slowdown in the 3-8 mph speed range. This engagement requires longer stopping distances and can lead to dangerous situations in the last portion of a stop. This safety issue with my 2006 vehicle is identical to the one NHTSA identified for these same type vehicles 2005 and prior. Although maintenance has not been accomplished on my vehicle yet, I believe it is the same safety issue as earlier models.

- Greendale, WI, USA

problem #15

May 152009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 22,000 miles
Unwanted ABS activation on 2006 Chevrolet Silverado truck due to defective/corroded hub/bearing assembly-wheel speed sensor. Unwanted ABS activation between 4 and 10 mph thereby increasing stopping distance. GM issued a recall for prior model years of same vehicle with the same issue under #05068C: Product safety - front wheel speed sensor corrosion - ( March 6, 2008).

- Walden, NY, USA

problem #14

Oct 012009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 9,480 miles
2006 Chevy Silverado truck with 9480 miles. When coming to a slow stop ABS system on right side would engage under normal stopping and cause truck to lurch. Problem was a cracked speed sensor on that side - replaced part, normal braking returned.

- Hazle Township, PA, USA

problem #13

Aug 312009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 16,900 miles


Continual unwanted ABS activation during low speed brake application on a 2006 Silverado. Virtually the same problem that was addressed by NHTSA campaign id number 05V379000.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #12

Apr 222009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
The ABS on my 2006 Silverado activates on low speed stops on dry pavement causing the brakes to release. I have almost rear-ended vehicles because of this. The dealer says I have to pay to get it fixed. I've been out of warranty for only 2 months and there's only 19,000 miles on the truck. There's a Chevy tech bulletin out on the problem too. Why hasn't there been a recall" how can I get the dealer to correct this flaw in their ABS system without paying $700"

- Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

problem #11

Jan 272008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 40 mph, the contact attempted to stop the vehicle and it stalled. She took the vehicle to the dealer several times and they replaced the front suspension stabilizer shaft bracket. She took the vehicle back to the dealer and they stated that the rotors failed. The rotors are not covered under warranty; therefore, the dealer wants to charge $400 for the repair. The manufacturer confirmed that the vehicle was not under warranty and will not assist with the repair. The current and failure mileages were 56,000. Updated 03-06-09 updated 03/12/09.

- Dawsonville, GA, USA

problem #10

Oct 162008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving 5 mph and depressing the brake pedal, the ABS activates on its own and increases the stopping distance. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer a few times, where it currently remains. The dealer stated that the ABS sensor has corroded and needs to be replaced. The manufacturer will not replace the sensor for free, even though there is a recall for a different year of the same make and model vehicle. The sensor has not yet been replaced, but the contact believes that his vehicle should be included in the recall. The failure mileage was 50,000 and current mileage was 51,000.

- Ellen Park, MI, USA

problem #9

Sep 292008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,100 miles
The contact leases a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. While driving at various speeds, the ABS indicator illuminated and then dimmed. Approximately three days later, while driving at highway speeds the contact heard scraping noises coming from the front driver's side tire and the vehicle shimmied. The vehicle was driven to a gas station and was losing braking power. The gas station attendant determined that the wheel bearing failed. No other warning indicators were illuminated on the instrument panel. The current mileage was 36,400 and failure mileage was 36,100. Updated 10/27/2008. The dealer found the a faulty left front hub-caliper bracket damaged due to excessive heat. The cv boot was torn due to excessive heat as well. Updated 10/27/08.

- Oakdale , MN, USA

problem #8

Sep 232008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Bought it new, replaced battery in 6 months, have replaced headlights and back lights twice, the truck shimmies while braking, engine light keeps coming on, engine heats up while idling, shall I continue? I have purchased GMC prior to this Chevrolet. I do like the product but GMC has incredible customer service for these types of problems. Chevrolet will not provide you with a loaner and can never duplicate the problem. I hope the truck lasts until my last payment.

- Elkview, WV, USA

problem #7

Jan 152007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 2,400 miles
Purchased 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1/2 ton pickup truck new. At 2400 miles, I started experiencing a pulsating in the brakes that created a severe shimmy in the steering wheel when the brakes became warm. The dealer resurfaced the two front rotors. The problem continued. At 6500 miles, the dealer stated the drums were out of round and replaced them. At 13,000 miles, problem still persisted and dealer replaced front rotors. At 21,000 miles, the problem was still occurring and I inquired with a different dealer who test drove the truck and said they have had this problem with other vehicles, including the Impala automobile and stated that there is no fix for the problem. In may of 2008, I placed a call directly to GM's customer service and received a return call from a gentleman who stated he was calling from argentina to respond to my complaint. All that accomplished was for him to arrange another appointment with the original dealership for another inspection. At 23,000 miles, the dealership suggested that when I am driving down a steep incline that GM advises I should use a lower gear to help reduce the vehicle speed and not create an overheated condition which they say was causing the vibration. The vibration occurs on level ground as well as coming down a hill and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to control the vehicle when this occurs and may lead to an accident if the brakes fail.

- Bristol, VA, USA

problem #6

Jul 142008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 14,120 miles


Brake pads have cut into rotor on both left and right front disc. Took it back to dealer and took them off and resurfaced the rotor and pads. Would not replace! after driving home about 30 miles rotors were already starting to groove again!

- Buford, GA, USA

problem #5

Jun 132008

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 68,000 miles
Our 2006 Chevy Silverado was making a slight humming noise. My husband thought he would need to change his brake pad. The hum was more on turns and went braking. Then on June the 13, 2006, while driving, the whole hub/bearing everything broke off the right front tire. We had it towed to the local dealership. After inspecting the truck. They stated the we improperly fail to maintain are vehicle. He stated that he had never seen the whole drum /hub/bearing brake off, except in trucks that were made to go off road alot. We have never towed, went off road or hauled anything with this truck. The miles are highway miles. I asked how do maintain a piece of steel. He stated, "we should of had the bearing check". they had to replace the drum, rotor, hub, bearings hoses, everything. The total cost $1,412.

- Lafollette, TN, USA

problem #4

Nov 012006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated that the rotor on the vehicle's brakes is warped. While driving 55 mph, the front axle pulsates and shakes when the brakes are applied. The failure occurs under any road conditions. The dealer was unable to determine the cause of failure. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 22,000 and failure mileage was 18,000.

- Beulah, WY, USA

problem #3

Dec 012006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
- the contact called regarding a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated when he stepped on the brake pedal to stop the vehicle he heard a rattling & popping noise. The failure mileage was 10,000, the current mileage was 13,000. The contact took the vehicle to the for repairs, and the dealer lubricated something on the vehicle. The contact has a repair order.

- Hazen, AR, USA

problem #2

Oct 192006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,700 miles
: the contact stated when having to avoid an obstacle above 40 mph, steering and braking must occur to avoid rollover. The dealership was unable to determine a problem.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 222006

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
In Nov. Of 2005 I purchased a Chevrolet Silverado, I have had nothing but problems with it. I have had the rear brakes and rotors replaced 3 times and the front once, also the fuel system had a problem, now they tell me that I need all tires replaced because the compound is bad. My truck only has a little over 7,000 miles on it!

- Concord, MI, USA

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