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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 112008

Silverado 2500 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


I have a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado that has presented a problem in the steering assembly of the vehicle. I noticed a moaning noise that was present while turning to the right. I brought this up to the dealer in my area and they informed me that my problem was my steering box was leaking and needed replacement. I went ahead with the suggested repair. This however did not fix my problem. I brought the truck back, they examined it and told me to replace the power steering pump as it was leaking and that should take care of it. I did as suggested but still not fixed. Mind you this was at 50,000 miles. I brought the truck back, examined it again, and this time was told that I needed to replace both tie rod ends and the idler arm to correct the problem. So I did as suggested. Still not fixed. I took it back again, they examined it, and by this time the problem is getting worse, louder noise etc. They said, well the power steering control valve needed replacement, I agreed, they said this would do it. The dealer fixed half of it. Now I have a high pitched noise under the hood and the remedy for that is to replace the steering box that I replaced 30,000 miles prior. I needed to hand over more money and in two and a half years I go through two steering boxes, so I called Chevy and asked them if maybe they would help with the bill, they agreed to pay a portion, but that's not really good enough in my book. If they cant stand behind a steering box for 30,000 miles what's next. The dealer has also informed me that this does effect my braking as well as the truck idling irregularly. I am very dissatisfied with Chevrolet and GM. When I wanted to take this to the next step with the company, they told me I should not spoil a good deal that they are offering, and if I do take it higher I was advised they might not be so kind to me. What a deal!!

- Callahan, FL, USA

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