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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,074 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 miscellaneous problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 012014

Silverado 2500

  • 71,000 miles


Transmission slipping, banging periodically 1,2,3 gear and down shift. Transmission gauge red-lined, now is not properly showing temp. Oil gauge is moving 0 to 80 all the time. Some lights have been going out on panel and steering wheel. Check engine light on and off. Transmission company diagnosed as a possible electrical issue and Chevy states the transmission bang and slip is common and no repairs are needed? help.

- Greenwich, CT, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Aug 052010

Silverado 2500 8-cyl

  • miles
2006 Chevrolet Silverado. Letter sent from attorney on behalf of consumer regarding the quality and good faith sale of vehicle purchased from an auction according to lawyer, the vehicle was salvaged in another state and improperly titled in Mississippi and the auction company failed to disclose the information. The vehicle had a multitude of problems, but was sold as a like new vehicle.

- Riverdale, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 252006

Silverado 2500

  • miles
In attempting to purchase a 4X4, lwb, 2006 Chevy Silverado-hd truck from bartow Chevrolet, they refused to furnish me with written proof that the recalls listed for this vehicle were not in the lot of recalls listed on the internet. Further, the GM supplier discount office and the Chevrolet marketing department also refused to furnish this written proof. Bartow Chevrolet told me that since I requested this written proof, I couldn't trust them and since I couldn't trust, they were not going to sell the truck to me; because I, as the consumer, wanted written proof that this vehicle was safe to drive and would not cause harm or death to me or anyone else in this vehicle. To me, it was a fair consumer request to ask bartow Chevrolet to provide written proof that this was a safe vehicle to drive, that all of the recalls had been fixed, and that anyone driving or riding in this vehicle would also be reassured of being safe from bodily harm and/or death.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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