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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,766 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 brakes problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 012010

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. The contact stated that when the brake was applied, the ABS activated, causing the brake pedal to fade. The contact called the dealer who stated that defective brake sensors were the cause of the failure. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint; he was informed that they would call him back and to take the vehicle to the dealer. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 20,000 and the current mileage was approximately 22,000. Updated 12/23/10 updated 01/04/11

- Erie , PA, USA

problem #6

May 142010

Silverado 2500

  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While traveling 10 mph the contact noticed that the ABS system would activate without warning every time the contact applied the brakes. The vehicle had not been diagnosed. There were no prior warnings. The failure mileage was 24000. The current mileage was 27900.

- Van Horne, IA, USA

problem #5

Jan 222010

Silverado 2500

  • 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

problem #4

Dec 172009

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,985 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving 50 mph he heard a grinding sound from the front-end of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and he was advised that the hub and bearing assembly failed. The vehicle was repaired at an expense of $432.41. The failure mileage was 48985. The current mileage was 49000. Updated 01/29/10. The consumer stated when the grinding started, the vehicle pulled to the right. Also, the ABS activated under normal driving conditions. Updated 01/29/10.

- Niles, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 312009

Silverado 2500

  • 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 #2

Sep 012009

Silverado 2500

  • 34,000 miles
2006 Chevy Silverado 2500hd. Antilock brakes engaging at low speeds all the time. This can cause and accident because it increases the stopping distance required. Vehicle has 34,000 miles on it.

- Hilton, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 252007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle slid 25 feet when the contact depressed the brake pedal. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a pole. The road conditions were wet. A police report was filed. The driver sustained a partial tear to his achilles tendon. The dealer inspected the vehicle, but was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact felt that the antilock brakes caused the failure. The failure mileage was 17,000 and current mileage was 17,300.

- Seminole, FL, USA

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