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Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,858 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 152015

Silverado 3500

  • 120,000 miles


I had issues with steering control, specially on curves at 40 T0 65 miles P/H on the road from beginning of the purchase.I have been to Chevy dealer to complain about safety issue on the road.but dealer finds no physical defect on the car.on mat 15 2015 finally I lost the control of steering wheel and hit the side walk curb and broke front and rear axles.likely no personal injury.I am very concerned about safety of other owners in this regard.I have checked other resources to find if there are similar cases like mine, and surprisingly there are too many of them. Please let me help to save others from loosing their lives. Thanks.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #4

May 132015

Silverado 3500

  • 107,000 miles
My left front wheel hub assembly failed while driving. Brake system was compromised. I was able to pull over and stop safely, but brakes did not respond as they should. Moreover, there was no indication that the wheel bearing was failing, and I am quite aware of what this sounds like because this will be the fourth time I have replaced the wheel hub assembly on the left side. I have replaced the right hub assembly twice. In all previous times, I heard a slight whirling noise or at worse slight grinding, which would lead me to inspection and replacement before failure. This time it failed without any warning. I believe GM has made a serious design and/or quality error in this truck. This should be investigated because this is a common problem.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #3

Dec 182010

Silverado 3500 6-cyl

  • 99,500 miles
While driving on a public Michigan road I stopped at a four way road at a stop sign and was hit by another driver.

- Marietta , GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 262011

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Front passenger wheel bearing went out first time at 29,000 miles, second time same wheel bearing went out at 42,000 miles. Both times fixed by a local repair shop. Was told lucky wheel didn't fall off. I looked online and other people having same problem. Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton pickup 4 wheel drive automatic if that makes a difference.

- Morro Bay, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 022010

Silverado 3500

  • 35,792 miles
Had been out of town for week-end. Was returning and traveling North on I-65 towards montgomery, Alabama. Exited I-65 North to make a gas stop at greenville, Alabama. Upon reaching yield sign noticed loud scraping, crunching, popping noise coming from left front of vehicle. Stopped immmediately at service station. Checked vehicle by moving backwards and forwards. Noise continued. Spent the night at hotel. Called repair shop following Monday morning. They replaced front wheel hub assembly. They have old parts. Mechanic said we were lucky wheel did not come off on interstate and cause bad mvw. Vehicle has 35,000 miles on it. No noise was coming from wheel until exiting highway. No motion in steering or any indication that there was a problem. Was told by several other mechanics that this is not uncommon incident. That the assembly is not servicable and that it just goes bad immediately without warning. Have had report that one vehicle had both wheel hubs go out within a few weeks of each other.

- Camp Hill, AL, USA

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