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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,414 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 242008

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,350 miles


1. while parking in tight spaces or maneuvering at slow speeds and having to use the brakes as well as trying to steer, the truck loses power steering and you have to use both arms to steer the vehicle. 2. failure of this steering could quite easily cause an accident due to being unable to steer the vehicle to avoid an accident, one action is to stop but to get out of another vehicles path would not be possible. 3. so far the dealership has checked for leaks, topped up power steering fluid. Checked front end alignment specs. Front Z height was out of GM specs, so adjusted back into specs. I was then told to drive and monitor.

- Delta, 00, USA

problem #4

Oct 182007

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles
Vehicle sat at the airport for 72hrs. When I left the airport, the brakes felt spongy, but were able to stop the vehicle. On the freeway as I was braking, the brakes began to feel more spongy, requiring increased stopping distance. When I arrived at my residence approximately 45 miles from the airport, I tried to turn into my driveway, only to find I had lost all power steering assist and braking assist. I was able to finally turn in, but had to use my emergency brake to come to a full stop. Once, stopped, I found I could not turn the steering wheel and there were no brakes. I opened the power steering reservoir cap, which immediately spewed a few ounces of P/S fluid over the engine compartment, fortunately not on the hot exhaust. Dealer had the vehicle towed 2 miles to their dealership where they claimed they could not duplicate the problem. However, they did keep it over night and decide to change a P/S pressure relief valve even though they could not duplicate anything. I filed a complaint to GM without anyone taking this serious safety issue as a real problem. This safety issued must be addressed and the root cause must be found before serious injury/death occurs due to this problem.

- Marysville, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 102007

Silverado 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
Little or no power steering at idle engine speed. Extremely difficult to steer in cold weather. All power steering parts including pump, gearbox, pressure valve etc. Have been replaced by dealer. Manufacturer has a recall on this vehicle for this problem but no correction with the problem has occurred. Very dangerous condition in tight parking situations etc.

- Ozark, AL, USA

problem #2

Apr 222007

Silverado 2500 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,530 miles
Vehicle had not been driven for approx. 72 hours. Lost power assisted brakes and power assisted steering on two occasions on same day while backing after starting. Removed power steering/power brake cap on reservoir with engine not running after the second occasion. Fluid blew out of reservoir (approximately 2-3 ounces). Did not drive vehicle at that time. Next time started approx 8 hours later, no further problem. Dealer could not replicate problem the next day.

- Guthrie, OK, USA

problem #1

Nov 142005

Silverado 2500 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,690 miles
When backing on a cold morning I last power assisted brakes and steering. There was a small losss of power steering fluid.

- Sanford, MI, USA

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