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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

It is common for the fuel level sensor in the fuel tank read the fuel level incorrectly. The sensor must be replaced to correct the condition. Our technicians recommend having the complete fuel pump module replaced on high mileage vehicles.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The muffler heat shield may become loose on the muffler causing a rattle or popping noise. Our technicians tell us there is a kit available from GM to correct this problem.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The daytime running lights are prone to burning out. Our technicians tell us that the light sockets may show signs of heat damage but usually are OK. Always be sure to use the correct replacement bulb for the best life expectancy. The new bulb recommendation for 2001-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The CD player may fail due to an internal fault with the radio. Our technicians tell us that in most cases, the radio unit will need to be sent to a specialty repair shop to correct this issue.

Brakes -- Verified

A poor electrical ground under the battery tray may cause the ABS warning light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us that cleaning and properly securing this ground and also the main ABS ground on the frame rail below the drivers door may be necessary.

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 2006

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The tire and loading information label on the driver's side door frame may be inaccurate. A misprinted label could lead to overloading of the vehicle, which could possibly lead to tire failure and a crash. Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. At customers' request, a dealer can install the label for them. The recall began March 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 05109.

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Engine, August 31, 2006

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The retainer clip for the fuel rail pulse damper may fracture and allow the damper to come loose from the fuel rail. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire. Dealers will replace the engine fuel rail pulse damper free of charge. The recall began August 31, 2006. The GM recall number is 06080.

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Suspension & Steering, October 14, 2005

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Some vehicles have a power steering hose that was not made to specification and may rupture under extreme steering conditions. If this were to happen, power steering assist would be lost and steering effort would increase. On vehicles equipped with hydro-boost brakes, braking effort would also increase. If power steering fluid were to spray on hot engine parts, an engine compartment fire could also occur. Dealers will inspect the power steering hose(s) for the two suspect date codes and replace them if needed. The recall began October 14, 2005. The GM recall number is 05086.

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Questions and Answers

MikeMartina, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Waskom, TX

why do my interior lights only come on during the day when I open my doors, and not a night?

just, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Stockbridge, MI

I would like to replace my intermediate steeing shaft. I have read that I would have to used a j42640 steering column ati-rotaion pin. What is that and how hard is it to replace this my self?

BTWright3, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Crestwood, KY

sudden change in the shifting pattern middle of the day. still shifts through the gears but in the tow/haul mode pattern. revving high as if i am pulling a load. tow/haul is turned off but it is...

bearkatdog, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, Gasoline, Jasper, TX

When I cranked my truck at work this morning a gauge came on that said "Low Oil Pressure," but the oil was full. I did not drive it, just left it parked. I have never had any problems wi...

BTWright3, 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD, 6.6L V8 Diesel Turbo, Crestwood, KY

The last question i asked was about my trucks tow/haul feature being engaged without pushing the button. On/off it would not disengage. I was told have the computer module scanned, and i did so. ...

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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Reviews

Purchased my 2006 4X4 HD 2500 6.0L Crew Cab Short Bed 11/20/2005. Overall this has been an amazing truck. 6 month after purchasing new it had some electrical issues. Fortunately factory warranty covered everything. At 60,000 miles front driver hub went, $800 at Les Schwabs. At 100,000 miles another trip to Schwabs for the passenger side and another $800. The truck now has 240,000 miles and other then the hubs I have only had routine maintenance. Great truck, I hope to break the 400,000 mark with no major problems like some of the other reviews I have seen online.

I have a 2006 2500hd with the duramax and alliason trans the only good part with truck is the engine and trans combo. front wheel bearings have both gone out before 50,000 a glow plug went out before 80,000 the thing eats rear tires up in @30,000 the front bounces all over the place. the air condition dryer rusted out in less than 100,000 all the cheap brake lines and trans lines are failing do to rust should have used stainless lines the brakes have been poor since day one the truck just won't stop. this will be the last chevy truck i buy

I have a 2006 Silverado 2500HD' 50845 miles. Purchased new. Daylight operating lights, tail lights,and blinker lights have to be replaced often. Lamps are not blown. Base of lamp crystallized and no longer make contact in socket. Front end of this truck, bumps, bumps, bumps when turning left or right. $63.00 dealer will put grease in column and for 16000 miles, it doesn't bump. When stopping, brakes depress below the hieght of gas-pedal allowing your foot to depress both. Truck tries to stop and pull forward. It doesn't take much gas for the 6.0 engine to outpush the brake pedal. Air conditioner switch and wiring harness failed and they say they will reimburse my cost if I provide certain information. I did, they lost check copies of payment. Now Chevy wants copy of my monthly bank statement. Chevy rep called service parts and service center and talked with repairman. I'm glad I wasn't broke and needed it to pay a bill.
Anybody with any ideas. I have a 2003 silverado 1500 with all the same problems except the brakes and air conditioner. I replaced all the wiring harnessed and they installed a new steering column. 16000 miles and another 62 dollar charge, it still bumps bumps bumps everytime you turn left or right.

Bought this truck new 12/29/05 and now have 163,000 miles with many more to go. Fit and finish on this truck was excellent and remains that way to this day. Had to replace the multifunction switch at 150,000, piece of cake, $109.00 at carquest, $545.00 at the dealer. Have changed 4 glow plugs on passenger side for 14.99 each at O'Reilly (Delco)other than this just normal service when computer says service(LT model). Kinda tough on tires, other than that the best vehicle I have ever owned and at 57 years old I have had many. Always been a GM guy and will continue when I buy another.

I've got a 2006 6.0 gas 2500... it seemed to be missing a little at idle changed plugs today and it is now idling rougher and when I give it gas its very sluggish.. what could possibly be causing this???

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