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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,687 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 transmission problems

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 262008

Silverado 3500

  • 25,578 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. The contact noticed that while the vehicle was parked, transmission fluid was leaking. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership for diagnostic testing where the contact was informed that the transmission hoses were leaking. The fluid and one of the hoses were replaced. The contact stated that transmission continued to leak and the dealer was scheduled to replace all three hoses. The failure mileage was 25,578. The current mileage was approximately 35,790.

- Cherry Valley, MA, USA

problem #7

Dec 152009

Silverado 3500

  • 43,788 miles
Chevrolet Silverado 3500 diesel pu - I noticed red fluid leaking under the front of the truck. When my mechanic looked at it he said the transmission fluid lines were leaking, along with the power steering line. He had worked on four with the same problem. Had I driven to the dealer, 50 miles away, I could have locked up or burned up my transmission and may have lost my power steering as well. When I spoke with a 15 year service tech at the dealer, he said there is definitely an issue & has been for over 12 months.

- Springerville, AZ, USA

problem #6

Nov 042009

Silverado 3500

  • 66,000 miles
Leaky tranny line onto exhaust caused small fire.

- Coquitlam, 00, USA

problem #5

Jan 192010

Silverado 3500

  • 70,000 miles


Transmission cooler lines leaking fluid. Fire hazard, and may possibly fail completely and leave you or family stranded in a unsafe position.

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 182009

Silverado 3500

  • 46,000 miles
I noticed pink liquid leaking on 2006 Chevy Silverado 3500 diesel, 46,000 miles. I only realized it was leaking (pink fluid) because of the snow we recently had. I took it to the dealership expecting it to be covered under the warranty. Dealership quoted $841.08 before taxes to fix transmission lines. I inquired about warranty and he said it wasn't the engine. I decided to search on line because I thought the transmission was a part of the powertrain and found many, many, many complaints about this same problem. Of course no where near the $ I was quoted. The complaints even are having the same vehicle in multiple times with the same problem. I just wander why nothing has been done about this. How is this not a safety issue?

- O'fallon, MO, USA

problem #3

Dec 162009

Silverado 3500

  • 20,400 miles
We purchased a Chevy Silverado pickup in 2006. My husband has babied this truck, never pulled anything heavy and has rarely had it in 4 wheel drive. In December 2009 the transmission started acting up, the truck at this time had 20,400 M/L miles on it and not much more at this time, yes twenty thousand four hundred. The warranty expired as it was 3 years or 36,000 miles. The dealership bill roberts cheverolet that we purchased this truck was in bolivar mo 60 miles from us, the warranty was out so we hired a local mechanic to do the job for us. He is a certified mechanic and has done warranty work for a Ford dealership in appleton city mo and other dealerships in the area. We knew that if we took it to the dealership it would cost us more than having it done locally and my husband did not want to haul it 60 miles or any miles to be repaired knowing that we had no warranty and no trailer to haul it on.. I felt like this should not have happened with the low miles on the truck and called the dealership. I spoke to the parts department who informed me that since we took it somewhere else other than them that we could not be helped but had we brought it to them they could have helped out with it due to the low miles, even though the warranty was up. Now a warranty is a warranty and is black and white, apparently there is also gray, which we as consumers are not aware of. So how were we to know to take it to them under the circumstances. How were we to know that there were gray areas in the warranty as it was not listed as so. We paid almost $1500 for this to be repaired out of our own pocket. I work 2 jobs so thankfully we had the money but if I wasn't it would have been a financial burden on us, especially at christmas time. My husband has taken his vehicle to the dealership for recalls to be repaired, they have a log of the miles listed at those times, and has faithfully kept it serviced.

- Eldorado Springs, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 232009

Silverado 3500

  • 63,730 miles
All 3 transmission cooler lines leaking transmission fluid. I had the exact same problem on 12/11/2007. The dealership where I brought my truck in stated this is a common problem that they see frequently and in fact they stated they had a 2007 truck in their shop that day with the exact same problem.

- La Crosse, WI, USA

problem #1

Aug 202008

Silverado 3500

  • 46,000 miles
The ac has never worked. Took it to coutesy Chevy 3times. Still dose not work. Had to replace the wheel bearings. Took it there 2 times 4 that. Had 2 rebuild the transmission once. And now its acting up 10,000 miles later. This is a 2006 Chevy Silverado that I paid 25,000 $ for only 2 years ago.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

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