Dealer needs to come up with a permanent fix, or it is going to cost the consumer a lot of money to keep having the transmission lines replaced. I am fearful that this malfunction may cause the vehicle to be propelled into a vehicle in front of my, or worse, pinning a pedestrian between this vehicle and a fixed object. I have 60,000 miles on it so the warranty is out. I believe the dealer, auto manufacturer, and the transmission manufacturer who is said to be providing direct instruction to the dealer on diagnostics and repair are placing me and others at serious risk of injury. Silverado 2500 tk 6 liter eng. Never towed anything over 3klbs. This has been a very common occurrence reported by other owners which can be easily verified through numerous online forums.
Complaint Number: 10370503 Incident Date: December 12, 2010 Date Added to File: December 13, 2010 Description of the Complaint: Transmission coolant line leaking. Also I know of one other 2007 model that burned out the transmission due to these lines. Thank you for your time. Because the transmission failed chevrolet replaced the transmission and the lines. Complaint Number: 10336172 Incident Date: April 15, 2010 Date Added to File: June 14, 2010 Description of the Complaint: My 2006 silverauto with the durmax engine and alison transmission. Dealer has replaced cooler lines under warranty.
Only 42 days since delivery, and the vehicle has been at the dealer for service for 13 days, and has also continued to malfunction while under my control another 12 days. Complaint Number: 10298827 Incident Date: January 8, 2010 Date Added to File: January 9, 2010 Description of the Complaint: I had a transmission cooler line to fail and leak badly after 41,000 miles. He repeatedly duplicated the problem and experimented by shifting into neutral, shockingly, while in neutral, the transmission still seemed to engage the drive wheels as we approached a stop. When I purchased the lines from the parts department they indicated that they were selling a lot of these hoses due to leaks. Truck only has 32000 miles on it.
Complaint Number: 10292059 Incident Date: November 12, 2009 Date Added to File: November 13, 2009 Description of the Complaint: Leaking transmission cooler lines. Complaint Number: 10166198 Incident Date: July 11, 2006 Date Added to File: August 22, 2006 Description of the Complaint: Starting 4 days after delivery of this new light duty truck with diesel engine and 6 speed heavy duty automatic transmission, the transmission has almost continually malfunctioned, causing what I believe are dangerous conditions putting myself, my passengers, other drivers, and pedestrians at risk. The malfunctions include acting like in neutral when starting from a full stop, causing the engine to rev, and then the transmission suddenly engages causing the vehicle to lurch, similar problems at the transmission searches for higher gears, even at highway speeds; the engagements are so hard I believe I am at risk should this occur on low traction roads, or on curves. The colder the weather, the worse these hoses leak. When I took it into the chevrolet dealership where I purchased the vehicle they would not cover the leaks as part of the drive line warranty. Took truck to deal, deal fix 1 out of 3 lines under warranty. Automatic Transmission 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Automatic Transmission Consumer Complaints Complaint Number: 10372344 Incident Date: December 18, 2010 Date Added to File: December 24, 2010 Description of the Complaint: 2006 chevy silverado hd diesel with allison trans-- transmission cooler lines leaking, dealer said there has been no known problem.
I understand this is a very high fail item and even their improved lines are leaking as well. Meanwhile I still have the noise and am seriously concerned about the dependability of the vehicle. Lines consist of a flexible section swaged to section of hard line. . I searched online and found hundreds of similar complaints. I feel because of the damage this oil causes to our fish stocks and the environment these hoses should be recalled and replaced a chevrolet's expense. There should be a simulated test run by their computer.
I returned to the dealership and the service manager drove the vehicle. These hoses have aluminum pieces on each end and they seep oil at the joint where the aluminum joins a piece of rubber hose in the centre. All 3 have a history of leakage where the flexible section swages to the hard section. Complaint Number: 10334602 Incident Date: August 24, 2009 Date Added to File: June 4, 2010 Description of the Complaint: My 2006 durmax diesel 2500 truck has transmission hoses that run from the transmission to the radiator. The transmission line have been leaking. They continuously leak transmission oil on the ground at this crimp join. There are no steep grades with in 150 miles of me.
There are 3 lines total. It was replaced with a new part at the chevy dealer. Immediately after, under light acceleration, you get a high pitched noise coming from the transmission. Complaint Number: 10304402 Incident Date: September 30, 2009 Date Added to File: February 3, 2010 Description of the Complaint: My chevrolet 2500 has a function called grade braking to assist the brakes when towing a load down hill. Not to mention it could do to the neighbors home being relatively close. It has quit functioning but the dealers cannot figure out how to troubleshoot the problem. It was caught in time to prevent transmission failure but how about the next one? This should be a recall item and replaced at no cost to the customer.
Complaint Number: 10297602 Incident Date: December 30, 2006 Date Added to File: December 30, 2009 Description of the Complaint: 2006 chevy silverado 2500hd has developed a transmission cooler line leak at the metallic coupler. Complaint Number: 10174842 Incident Date: November 18, 2006 Date Added to File: November 30, 2006 Description of the Complaint: I purchased new a 2006 chev. This is obviously a defect, as I have 3 other chevy trucks, none of which have ever leaked from the trans lines, and some are over 10yrs old. Most disturbing is that moments after coming to a full stop foot off accelerator , the transmission suddenly on no fewer than 10 occasions sends a surge of power to the drive wheels causing the vehicle to lurch. Have been to the dealer twice this year.
To date so far, all attempts I've made to correct this problem, at kelowna chevy or head office have failed. They said since no codes show on the computer I have to wait until I have a trailer behind it and am near a dealer that is near a steep grade to test it. The whole point of the system it to keep the truck from running away on a steep grade. Doesn't sound like the place to test it. If there are this many lines leaking I think chevrolet should replace these faulty lines at there expense. Vehicle only has less than 50k miles under light load conditions.