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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,828 miles

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 suspension problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 012013

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 54,000 miles


I have found that the steel lines running along the frame rails are rusting and found a patch in one place and the possibility of more leaks happening.

- Pittsfield , MA, USA

problem #7

Sep 102013

Silverado 3500 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

problem #6

Aug 252011

Silverado 3500

  • 26,955 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact stated there was excessive noise in the vehicle while driving. The vehicle was taken to the repair shop where failure was found on the front wheel bearings. The vehicle was repaired by replacing the complete wheel bearing assembly. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure; however, no further assistance was provided. The approximate current mileage was 29,744. The failure mileage was 26,955.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #5

Oct 152008

Silverado 3500

  • 36,000 miles


I am writing to report what I believe to be a critical problem with the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup. It is very likely, from what I have read from other owners┐ reports, that the problem is not exclusive to the year 2006. It may well pertain to several other years for this model produced around the same time. I purchased a new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup in September of 2006. Only a short time after the 36,000 mile warranty ended I had to replace the wheel bearing assembly on the passenger's side. The licensed mechanic replaced it with a universal bearing for a cost to me of $250. This was a much better price than other estimates I received. This occurred in 2008. After only 15 months, this same bearing had to be replaced again at another expense of $250. The mechanic determined in both instances that the damage was caused by extensive rust on the hubs of the assembly due to poor design of the system. The area where we live has an elevation of 4200 feet. We live along the spine of the appalachian mountains of northwestern North Carolina, where the winters are quite severe with icy roads and therefore needing to be treated with salt during much of the winter months. This rust is leading to damage to the ABS system or brake line as the salt gets into the bearing. This then is causing an unsafe condition in which a much longer stopping distance takes place when the brakes are applied. In addition, it causes a jerking or grabbing motion rather than the usually smooth movement of normal anti-locking braking systems. Today, for the third time since owning the truck, I have again had to replace one of the wheel-bearing assemblies. This time is was to the driver's side assembly which makes a replacement being needed twice to the passenger side wheel and once to the driver side wheel.

- Bakersville, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 072009

Silverado 3500

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500. While driving between 55-60 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle vibrated unexpectedly. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they stated that the torque caused separation of the central differential. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the mainframe cracked in half, but was not repaired. The failure was possibly contributed to the weight of the snowplows or diesel. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were unavailable.

- Combined Locks, WI, USA

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problem #3

Jan 232009

Silverado 3500

  • 57,000 miles
Both right and left front wheel bearings/hubs failed within 2000 miles of each other, onset of problem was sudden from detection of gringing noise to wobble and possible lose of tire (approximately 3 miles) current mileage 59,500.

- Westlake, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 212006

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
2006 Chevy truck with brake system and suspension problems. Customer states he has had problems with this vehicle since he purchased it. Consumer wants to have this vehicle checked. The consumer stated the brakes made a noise and would shake when coming to a stop. The consumer removed the wheels and discovered the rotors had grooved out pretty badly for a vehicle that only had 20,000 miles. When the consumer went to the dealer the last time, they informed him they would replace the brakes one more time and after that the warranty would end. Updated 12/12/2007 the consumer stated drivers front door harder to close than passenger and the consumer further stated hearing noise in lft wheel area. Updated 12/12/07

- Sylacauga, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 112006

Silverado 3500 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,200 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds the vehicle vibrated and caused excessive tire wear. The vehicle was taken to an independent tire dealer who determined the vehicle had a problem that caused the wear on the tires but they could not determine what the problem was. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who determined nothing was wrong with it.

- Underwood, IN, USA

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