hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 11
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,860 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid electrical problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #45

Nov 252015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles


There was a recall in 2011 on the resistor and connector for the fan motor and that was replaced in my truck then. I just had to replace the same parts again. After having a recall on these parts why would they go out again in such a short period of time?

- Grayson, KY, USA

problem #44

Aug 102015

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
I filled up my gas tank on 8-10-2015 and was driving at 70 miles a hour when the engine just shut down. I restarted it and it started missing our real bad, I thought it was maybe some bad gas. I notified the gas station and they started checking the gas out. While they were doing that, I took it to a mech. As they said it was probable the gas, put a can of seafoam and try to use the gas up. I did and it kept getting worse, it would not idle and kept stalling out. I took it to a mech and they found a intermitting wireing problem. It was a "ignition coil wire harness"took to days to find, they replaced it and runs good now..odometer reading was 55315. They checked every thing twice before they found the problem in the 2 days they had it.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #43

Oct 312013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While the vehicle was coming to a stop, the anti-brake system engaged independently and caused the brakes to fail. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 9,000.

- Monroe Township, NJ, USA

problem #42

Jun 262009

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


Leaving the car wash, fan quit working and I smelled a burning odor. Pigtail to resistor had a burnt wire. Got pigtail from dealer for $95. Parts manager told me they replace 4 or 5 a month. Still didn't fix the problem. Purchased fan resistor from auto parts store. Problem fixed. April 2010 the same thing happened again. Went to salvage yard and got 2 used pigtails and installed one of them. Resistor seemed to be ok. Approx. November 2011 received letter from General Motors saying they would reimburse me for the parts. I did get $95 back for the pigtail but couldn't find the receipt for the resistor. April 2015 problem occurring again. I still have one used pigtail I will have to install, maybe the resistor. This is a safety issue. There should be a recall. If I park my truck in the garage I take a chance of burning down my house. Please someone do something.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #41

Nov 102014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 140,000 miles
At approximately 2:30 am, November 10th, my husband had just gotten back from the store, and had turned the truck off. The keys were not in the ignition at the time. He was sitting in the truck for about 10 minutes, when he noticed smoke coming from the dashboard. He opened the hood, noticed flames, and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher. We called the fire department, but by the time they got to the house, the entire cab of the truck was engulfed in flames. The heat was so intense it melted the siding off my house. The truck was used for his business, and he had two chainsaws in the back that were destroyed. There is absolutely nothing left.

- Hollis, ME, USA

problem #40

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 #39

Jun 182014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 133,286 miles


First the radio does turn off sometime when opening the door. Then I have to replace the heater fan resister every three to four months because it burns out while I drive I can, T use defroster or any temp. Optionc.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #38

May 182014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
Was driving down the road, and stopped at a traffic light. Left from the traffic light, and the engine just stalled, like it was out of gas. The gas gauge showed that I had a 1\4 tank of gas. So I had it towed home anyway. The next day I went out to start it with no luck. Then I put 2 gallons of gas in the tank, and the truck started right up. Now I know that the gauge is 1\4 of a tank off. Some auto techs have told me that what they call a fuel card that is located on the fuel pump assembly is bad. Just wondering if this is true, because it is a lot cheaper than a fuel pump assembly. Thank you.

- Maple Heights, OH, USA

problem #37

Jun 212007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 6-cyl

  • miles
When using A/C drivers side of cab will blow heat while passenger side blows cold. This is a continuous problem that started while still in warranty.

- St. Martinville, LA, USA

problem #36

Jun 142014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 80,000 miles
I had my truck fixed at sear automotive in hunt valley Maryland after 3 week after I was promised 1 week.was told it needed a new rear differential and new brake lines. I got my truck back I lost brakes going down the road and my ABS light came on brought my truck back to sears. It was fixed so I was told and I lost brakes aging. And then I brought it back a 3rd time they finally fixed it. But they made me drive my truck with no brakes back to them. Next my rear differential locked up on 695 and I spun out I brought the truck back to them. They claimed it was out of warranty when the warranty expired well the truck was in the shop. So I started to drive the truck home and 4 wheel drive turned on and my front 2 wheels started dragging along with my back which made my truck come to a stop in the middle of york road. Which auto nation told me that my front differential is bad not the rear that's why it happened.

- Jarrsttsville , MD, USA

problem #35

Jun 022014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl Diesel

  • 174,789 miles


Started the vehicle fasten seat belt exited the carport started to leave my yard had to stop a go back in house turned the vehicle off removed the key went back in the house came back got in the vehicle fasten seat belt started the vehicle put it in drive and the service air bag light flashed several time we out and came back and will not go back out it will flash several time go out and come back on and stay.

- High Springs, FL, USA

problem #34

Mar 032014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
"service air bag" check engine light on when starting 2006 Silverado; GM dealers diagnosed airbag sensor malfunctioning requires replacement. This safety issue has been reported in 2009 at edmunds.com by others. Called, emailed and twitted GM since 14 May 2014. After 13 phone tags with 4 GM customer care specialists and 2 dealer service reps (include manager) and 5 days, a verbal word from GM "your vehicle is way belong GM's responsibility"...we are 'ticked" around by GM and the dealer with a case # and don't see this safety concern is being addressed by GM. @ GM also has electrical heating/cooling issues with this vehicle. @please be warned that if you are driving a GM vehicle, seriously consider you, your family and anyone else safety on the road! let's not place ours and anyone else on the line again for GM! #sadly after we, the american public have bailed out GM..... :(

- High Ridge, MO, USA

problem #33

Oct 152013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that the service engine warning light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who cleared the code from the computer but the failure recurred. Additionally, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the solenoid evaporation em had been modified and that the solenoid evaporation em, the canister evaporation emi, the solenoid, the gas cap, the canister purge, the fuel tank pressure sensor, and the tubing needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mielage was not available.

- Foresthill, CA, USA

problem #32

May 122014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 86,700 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated while driving approximately 60 mph, the automatic climate control was activated and smoke emitted into the cab. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the blower motor resistor, resistor harness, and connectors. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 86,700.

- Antwerp, NY, USA

problem #31

Apr 262014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • miles
Oil gauge reads from zero to 80 (highest reading) with alarms being sounded repeatedly. The gauge is bouncing, causing the alarm to come on and go off while in traffic. When accelerating the pressure will drop to zero then bounce. Oil level is perfect. Truck is well cared for.

- Lemoore, CA, USA

problem #30

Apr 182007

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where unknown repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000 and the current mileage was 36,000.

- Dallas , TX, USA

problem #29

Mar 072014

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that after turning the air conditioner off, the fan continued to operate. The contact then shut the engine off by removing the key from the ignition and the fan continued to operate. The contact noticed a burning electrical odor coming from the vents. The contact removed the master fuse and the fan turned off. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Rubidoux, CA, USA

problem #28

Aug 102013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 4WD 8-cyl

  • 14,285 miles
Service brakelines rotted and caused a complete loss of service brakes - while driving and close to home - used emergency brakes and low gear to get to home. Spoke to friend at Chevy dealer. They are having problems with this truck series due to corrosion and premature rusting. Truck is currently in garage due to failure (corrosion) of transmission cooling lines. Current mileage 15,211. Lost both anti-lock brake modules and alternator and temperature sensors.

- Hazle Twp, PA, USA

problem #27

Mar 162013

Silverado 1500 Hybrid 8-cyl

  • 81,700 miles
I parked my truck in a bank parking lot after running errands. I went into the bank lobby, looked back, and noticed my headlights flashing. I returned to the truck, thinking I set off my panic alarm, only to find smoke filling the cabin. After the smoke cleared, I turned the ignition key to aux power and none of my electrical systems were working (e.g. windows, door locks, onstar, radio). After inspection, the Chevy dealership found the main body wire harness had melted through from heat. The final analysis is that there is a short in the wire harness that caused the entire harness to melt. Damage was limited to the harness and carpet because the short immediately drained the battery and did not allow the harness to heat up to a combustible temperature.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #26

May 172012

Silverado 1500 Hybrid

  • 115,012 miles
The instrument panel on my truck has gone bad. The amperes are pointing straight down. The temperature register has gone completely around, the oil pressure gage is pegged all the way. The speedometer works for 20 minutes and then locks up. I have talked with others who have Silverado and they state they had the same problem. The truck has been great beside the instrument panel and the ac blowing hot on one side and cold on the other. With the number of complaints I have seen on these two items, it shows without a shadow of a doubt to be a manufacturer defect. My family believes in Chevy trucks but they should keep our loyalty but correcting the small manufacturer defect to prove they are the better product instead of leaving their loyal patrons to fix substandard items placed in a great truck.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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