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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,265 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 fuel system problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 142014

Silverado 2500

  • 36,900 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 15 mph, the brake pedal extended to the floor without warning and it became difficult to stop the vehicle. The dealer stated that the brake lines were rusted and leaking. The fuel lines were also rusted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 36,900.

- Derby, CT, USA

problem #5

Nov 142014

Silverado 2500

  • 36,900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. While driving approximately 15 mph, the brake pedal sank to the floorboard without warning and the vehicle failed to stop. The dealer stated that the brake lines were rusted and contained leaks. Also, the technician diagnosed that the fuel lines were rusted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 36,900. Updated 3/31/15

- Derby, CT, USA

problem #4

Dec 122013

Silverado 2500

  • 107,000 miles
Brake lines rusted completely through and blew out while braking and lost all pressure. Fuel lines are severely rusted.

- Forest City, NC, USA

problem #3

Nov 112013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 9,028 miles


Chevrolet Silverado 2500 hd (2006) was purchased new, from gengras Chevrolet-585 Connecticut blvd.- East hartford, ct. 06108- telephone # 860-528-2575. Brake line ruptured due to corrosion, fortunately, vehicle was being operated at a slow speed (25) mph. Upon inspection of under the vehicle, I was appalled at the condition of brake lines, fittings, brackets and related components. The rust on the underside including the frame was such that it could be flaked off in 1/16" thick chunks. This truck has only 9028 miles, what kind of auto industry do we have !!!!! ? I was made aware of this corrosion problem (that Chevrolet is aware of) by a local auto mechanic that this corrosion problem was in primarily (2004-2005-2006) Silverado. The materials GM is using to cause these problems is a disgusting sample of our manufacturing system. This vehicle was parked outdoors (on a asphalt driveway). The repairs for this situation are in line with the poor quality materials that were used, I was informed that the body of the truck bed had to be removed (lifted-off) to access brake lines and get this, the fuel line is also in the same location, might be suspect to corrosion. The cost of these repairs is off the charts. (who is responsible for these design flaws). As an american, who advocates buying domestic vehicles, I wonder who is watching what is going on. I hope someone of authority reads this and acts on it, before it is to late for all of us. Remember, this vehicle has (9028) miles on it, and experiencing these problems. Yes, that is correct (9028) miles !!!!!!!!!!

- Cromwell, CT, USA

problem #2

Sep 102013

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • 80,466 miles
Every brake gas and cooling line rusted. I have looked at other vehicles of same year and miles different makes. No where as rusted as my 06 Silverado.

- Johnston, RI, USA

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problem #1

May 102012

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl

  • 73,298 miles
We brought our 2006 Chevrolet Silverado with around 73,000 miles on it to a repair shop for a tune up and we were told the following: ┐┐the fuel lines are very rusted (starting to seep back by the tank area) the brake lines are very rusted, the truck will need rear brakes very soon, all brake hoses will need to be replaced, the bleeders on calipers are rusted out, the shimmy shock in the front end is blown apart, has a lot of play in the idler arm, front shocks rusted & leaking, rear shocks rusted, rear end cover rusted, the transfer case tail shaft is leaking, the frame is rusted & getting thin in spots, has at least three broken exhaust manifold studs┐Ł we understand that brake pads and calipers are usual repairs and maintenance. However, the vehicle is only six years old and the truck should not be very rusted. We called Chevrolet and opened a case to review the rust issues. We brought the truck to a dealership as requested by Chevrolet for a visual inspection. Using document id #2758961, the technicians determined ┐┐no repair or consideration should be given for this concern - surface corrosion on unprotected components will vary with age and exposure. Corrosion on these components will vary with age and exposure. Corrosion on these components has no detrimental impacts, either in short or long term durability." However, they explained that if they were us, they would replace the brake and fuel lines. The Chevrolet case worker called the dealer and confirmed the findings. He explained to us that the rust was due to environmental factors and normal wear and tear. We tried to get a definition of environmental factors, however the worker would not explain further.. the truck resides in the North East; it is subjected, as all vehicles are, to many environmental factors every day.

- Union, CT, USA

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