2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Reliability - Consumer Reports
These trucks are much stiffer and ride less comfortably than the standard Silverado 1500 (1/2 ton). They are designed for hard work, with a 3/4-ton load capacity. The ride is bouncy but the available engines include a relatively refined, Isuzu-developed 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 mated to a smooth six-speed automatic. A huge 8.1-liter V8 is also available. These trucks are intended for commercial use or heavy-duty towing.
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There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Silverado 2500HD will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"Reflective trim and interior marker lights are crumbling. Parking brake release lever snapped"

David K., TX (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"paint was peeling and bubbling up. had to have it repainted."

Anonymous, NC (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Unsure 6.0-L V8)

"Paint on the top of the cab is peeling back to primer."

Anonymous, (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)

"The white paint peeled off the primer of the hood on 2013, the outside right bed panel in 2014, and the outside left bed panel in 2016. These were resolved each time by paying a body shop to repaint them."

Anonymous, OR (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Paint peeling -what more is there to say"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"The paint peeled off of the front of the hood and required repainting."

Bill W., NE (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"The paint on the cab roof is pealing down to the primer coat on each side of the center rib"

Robert S., MO (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"The paint peeled off the roof of the vehicle"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Paint has totally left the top of the cap and other areas are rapidly peeling off"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"The paint is coming off of the front edge of the hood. There several small patches down to primer. the biggest is approximately 1" x 2""

Anonymous, NE (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"above the drivers door on roof the paint is peeling off"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"White paint - large area flaking off"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Paint chipping off around the top of the box. Rust on the running boards"

Donald J., WI (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.0-L V8)

"the vehicle is parked outside and the paint on roof is peeling off"

Charles L., CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Last year the paint started flaking off my hood, roof and one door. I have noticed a similar problem with other CHEVROLET trucks in the years of 2006 and 2007. My son has a 2007 with similar problems. I live in a ranching area and have noticed others with the same problem."

Alexander W., CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Rust

"Both rocker panels are rusting out as well as the both rear tire wells."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Even after having body work done, rust is coming from inside out on remaining areas"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Known issue with GMT800 truck platform. Complete front end is built too light for the truck, steering linkage is prone to idler/pivot arm wear due to design, all ball joints worn out, complete front end replacement every 60-70K miles (typical)"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Power steering leaks

"Seems every 9 years, the power steering hoses need to be replaced."

David K., TX (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Replacement pump was defective"

James A., LA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"I have had to replace the steering box two times"

Jack W., OH (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Steering joint at column developed slop and noises"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT 6.0-L V8)

"Steering rattles when going over bumps. Common complaint and the fix is a new steering shaft"

Anonymous, AB (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.0-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"The problem is in the steering column. It's not a safety issue. Just a little annoying when hitting bumps and you feel a vibration through the steering wheel"

Timothy A., NJ (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Tire wear is uneven

"Had the front end worked on two years ago at the dealer because of bad tire wear. Now it is doing it again and the dealer wants to replace everything they replaced before - everything from the center link out to the tie rods and the ball joints on the hubs. An indie shop agrees with what is worn, but suggests using non-OEM (Moog) parts."

David K., TX (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Wheel bearings

"Vibration if front passenger side wheel, traced to failing bearing. Replaced bearings both sides"

Anonymous, (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"front wheel bearings are failing every 80 90 thousand miles"

James A., LA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"The weight of the diese engine must cause problems. I had to replace most of the parts on the front wheel assembly including the wheel bearing ASSEMBLY"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"front wheel bearing replaced 2 times"

Lee B., PA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Front hub assembly/bearing replacement was necessary at about 65000 miles due to wear. Internet forums indicate that this is a common failure in the 65000 to 70000 mile range. Excessive wheel bearing play/wear can create steering difficulties or fail"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Replaced wheel bearings right rear"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Had to replace front hubs, pitman arm and idler arm."

Richard B., CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

"warning lights on dash with no actual electrical failure and unrelated power plug--power window on driver's side not working."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Body control module

"module went out that controls power windows, heated seats, power mirrors. cost $434 to fix it"

Gary O., WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"daytime running lights failed"

Anonymous, NE (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Rear passenger light module has failed. Backup light no longer functional even with new lamp and power at the plug"

David K., TX (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Gauges

"Speedometer failed. Module replaced at dealer. Wrong part, resulting in unreadable gauges. Part re-ordered & replaced. Two trips to dealership & $800.00."

Rebecca G., AL (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"fuel gage don't always work only part time"

Lee B., PA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"faulty sensor showing engine running hot when it is not overheated"

David N., AZ (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.0-L V8)
Headlights

"One headlight only works intermittently."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"The automatic headlight/running lights are a bit unpredictable and hard to control"

Daniel L., WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)
Heated or cooled seats

"Heated seat for driver comes on intermittently. I have tried several fixes but have not yet successfully identified the issue"

Melissa K., MO (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"seat warmer comes on whenever it feels like it"

Bill K., SC (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)
Interior lights

"dash and steering wheel lights have burned out quicker than anything I have ever owned"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"getting water on the floor of the back seat."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"water leak on drivers side back carpet"

Gary O., WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"When it rains water leaks into the driver side and gets the floor mat soaking wet!"

Skip H., CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Water pump started leaking, Just a little. Had water pump replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)

"Water is leaking into the back rear floor of the cab"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"When driving with cross wind the cab is very loud with air leak"

Bradley W., MB (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Driver's side doors (both) leaked badly going through a car-wash. Rear door wouldn't open"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Water coming in around the front window getting the driver side floor wet"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Squeaks or rattles

"there is a rattle in the steering column. there is no lubrication point to grease it."

Charles L., CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Wind noise

"When driving at moderate speed the wind noise on both the drivers side and passenger side make it hard to converse in the cab"

Skip H., CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"window noise around gasket"

Frank B., IA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT 6.0-L V8)

"Lot of wind noise coming from both the driver door area and the passenger door. Sometimes it seem so loud that I think the door is ajar but it is closed tight"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Sensor went bad causing ABS to click on when not needed and therefore increasing stopping distance"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Unsure 6.0-L V8)
Calipers

"See previous answer"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT 8.1-L V8)

"Calipers x3 have seized so far in last two years"

Bradley W., MB (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Normal routine brake wear

"I did the repairs myself!"

Ron C., FL (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 8.1-L V8)
Parking brake

"My parking brake failed due to contanimation from my wheel bearing dying and spraying grease"

Anonymous, NH (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 8.1-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"Have replaced brakes, pads and rotors 4 times. Only getting 10000 miles on each set of rotors"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Regular brake failure

"Brake lines rusted through causing brake loss. Calipers had to be replaced because bleed screws were rusted frozen"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT 8.1-L V8)

"Brake lines rusted out on two wheels; had to replace all brake lines"

Michael L., DE (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.0-L V8)
Rotors

"Rear rotors Rusty"

F B., IL (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"The rotors on all four wheels rusted with chunks of metal flaking off"

Jack W., OH (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Started working intermittently. mechanic could not find a problem. It has worked ok ever since it was looked at. It probably will quit again when needed most"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)

"replaced twice"

Ellie R., TX (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.0-L V8)

"I consider the A/C compressor an age problem. The truck has almost 188000 miles on it. Stuff happens."

Alexander W., CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Automatic climate control

"At times the climate control either heats the cab to the indicated temp or cools the cab to the indicated temp. Dealership has no way to trouble shoot this issue, we asked"

Anonymous, ID (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Quit operating on driver side. Due to the engineering of the vehicle the part that had to be replaced was not easy accessible thus driving up labor cost. Very expensive repair"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Blower (fan) motor

"a component that engages the blower --- stuck on high --- have o pull the fuse to shut off ---multiple versions of component making it hard to figure out correct one --- if in CA it would be on a recall list --- in US it is not recalled --- big"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"power seat controls work sporadically. Dealer says there is nothing wrong"

Bill K., SC (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"needed to repair twice"

Ellie R., TX (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.0-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"The knock sensors coded service engine. They are located under the intake manifold that had to be removed to find the rubber grommets that seal off the sensors from allowing water intrusion were never installed correctly from the factory. The aluminum cylinder heads also have manufacturing flaws where the intake manifold seals to the heads. A very costly repair job"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)

"had to replace all 8 injectors at a cost of $6,800.00"

Anonymous, NE (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Oil leaks

"Oil pressure sensor went bad, had it replaced and it has worked fine."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"I had water leak issues into the exhaust causing it to overheat after about 3 months from the oil change."

Anonymous, WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Leaked where the cooling lines run into the transmission"

Anonymous, MO (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)

"In the past few thousand miles, I started having white smoke upon daily ignition. It is currently at the mechanics and it is believed to be a valve seal, however is not officially diagnosed yet. Basic estimate is for approximately $600"

Anonymous, NH (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 8.1-L V8)

"Rear axle shaft seals leaked. Transmission oil cooler lines leaked and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT 6.0-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Knock sensors caused the check engine light to flash and created a ODB code. Replaced both sensors."

Anonymous, AB (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.0-L V8)

"pressure sensor in gas tank"

Ron D., OR (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)

"$1400 repair to a thingamajig in emission system"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT 6.0-L V8)

"$1,000 to replace the EGR valve!"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Fuel pump

"No tank pump, fuel pump must pull fuel from tank to engine. OEM fuel filter o-rings not ULSD resistant, o-rings fail allowing air into system, truck is stranded. Water in fuel sensor on fuel filter is plastic, which cracks allowing air into system"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"Its actually the fuel filter, which has been defective from day one- it looses suction and must be prime pumped by hand"

Anonymous, ID (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light going on. Mechanic says it is related to exhaust. Fixed briefly, back on"

Dean J., NM (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"Cooling line seals were leaking fluid"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Transmission computer

"Transmission Control module failed"

James A., LA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission fluid leaking between rear of transmission and transfer case. Repaired by local transmission shop. Cost about $1000.00."

Charles K., WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)

"Replaced rear tail-shaft housing gasket"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT 6.0-L V8)

"Transmission fluid leaks around drive shaft u-joint at tailshaft of transmission."

Anonymous, IN (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"The player will load the CD, click a few times, then display CD error. The CD will operate correctly in different players, and all CD's inserted into the trucks CD player show the error message"

Robert S., MO (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"I have had problems multiple times with the cd player. It often took many times to get it to receive a disk, now it will not eject or take a disc"

Anonymous, MT (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)
Radio

"On/off bottom does not turn radio off."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"replaced converter"

Frank B., IA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD WT 6.0-L V8)
Exhaust leaks

"Exhaust leak at connection between exhaust manifold and exhaust pipe. Check engine light comes on intermittently due to oxygen sensor detecting lean run condition caused by air being drawn through leak."

Charles K., WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"Broken and leaking exhaust manifold bolts"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Engine has 8 glow plugs (one per cylinder like spark plugs). One failed and Chevy dealership found it, and one other, had corroded into the cylinder head (dissimilar metals: steel glow plug threaded into an aluminum engine head). Low mileage, garaged"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Head gasket

"Headgasket blown, cost over 5K to repair. Truck had low miles, was well-maintained"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Turbo or supercharger

"Turbocharger vane position sensor and actuator replacements were required. Turbocharger soot clean up done at the same time. These repairs were indicated by engine trouble light during trailer towing trip. Engine operation under load was affected"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"The motor light is on constantly. My mechanic says this problem not uncommon. Cost $10, 000 or $4000. No guarantee which."

J G., AB (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission started slipping"

S B., CA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)

"the torque converter came apart inside the transmission causing a replacement of the transmission, all the hoses to the radiator, the radiator, transmission cooler, and all associated parts"

Anonymous, MT (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.0-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"Plastic latches break, both on the tailgate and drivers door. Poor design"

Anonymous, AB (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.0-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Have had to replace both the left and right tail gate latches and the plastic handle bezel."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

"The latch keeps rusting inside the tailgate witch causes it not to latch"

Donald J., WI (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.0-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Electronic ignition

"The glow plugs in this truck have been replaced twice. This may not be chevy's problem but the manufacturer of the glow plugs."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LS 6.6-L V8 diesel)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"2 glow plugs needed replacing"

Curt M., MN (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Overheating

"as i have explained before"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"transmission control module failed"

Anonymous, NE (2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LT 6.6-L V8 diesel)

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
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WHEELS
Jun 04, 2007
DAMAGE OCCURS TO THE VEHICLE COMPONENTS AROUND THE RIMS ON THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE. THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SENSOR WIRES COULD BE CUT.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SERIES 0307, HR0307A, HR0307B, HR1000A OR HR1500HB HY--RAIL GUIDE WHEEL EQUIPMENT, THESE STEERING STOPS MAY NOT BE CORRECTLY INSTALLED.
What should you do:
THE VEHICLE'S FRONT TIRES, WHEELS, UPPER CONTROL ARMS, AND ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SENSOR WIRES WILL BE INSPECTED. IF ANY DAMAGE, WEAR, NICKS, GOUGES, CUT OR FRAYED WIRES, ARE FOUND, CONTROL ARM GUARD PLATES WILL BE NEEDED AND/OR THE STEERING STOPS WILL BE REPLACED. THE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SENSOR WIRES WILL ALSO BE RELOCATED. OWNERS WERE NOTIFIED ON FEBRUARY 23, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HARSCO AT 1-507-235-7212.
For more information:
CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07V228000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 700
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