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2021 Chevrolet Silverado - Lemon Law

Posted by Adam Alexander | Feb 28, 2022 | 12 Comments

The 2021 Chevy Silverado is piling up owner complaints across multiple on-line forums and consumer complaint websites.  The most significant and consistent problem seems to be engine difficulties, particularly the lifters.

A lifter is a cylinder that sits between the truck's camshaft and the cylinder valves. As the camshaft moves over the top of the lifter, it activates, temporarily opening the valve. In simple terms, the lifter assists in lubricating your engine.

A malfunctioning lifter is a serious issue. It will cause the pushrod to bend and fall out of space. When that happens, it leads to a dead cylinder that might break valves or even damage the entire engine.

Symptoms of Bad Lifters

Some signs that your Chevy Silverado may have bad lifters include:

  1. Engine misfires. You may feel rough idling. Engines that idle inconsistently could be suffering from misfiring.
  2. Lazy Acceleration. Your truck may seem slow off the start and appear to have difficulty hitting correct speeds throughout the transmission shift range.
  3. Engine “ticking”. You may hear a ticking or tapping noise, often at start up, which may indicate the lifters have lost oil. Then the ticking may stop as the vehicle warms and the lifters get filled back up. (Or the ticking my continue when warm, which is even worse).
  4. “Check Engine” light. Your warning light may go on for a variety of reasons. Bad lifters my be the cause.

Other Problems          

The 2021 Chevy Silverado is also experiencing multiple complaints for the following defects:

  1. Transmission defects including shudder and lurching
  2. Navigation system and electrical defects
  3. Suspension and driveability defects
  4. Air conditioning, (A/C)
  5. Engine light on

Using the Lemon Law to Your Advantage

If you have been experiencing defects with your 2020 or 2021 Chevrolet Silverado, the Michigan Lemon can help you get rid of that Lemon.  And better yet, the manufacturer has to pay your lawyer fees.  Please contact Adam Alexander for a free case review at (248) 246-6353 or fill out the form on this page.

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Unknown Reply

Posted Jan 06, 2023 at 18:18:32

I have a 2021 Silverado with 58k I’ve had several issues with. Would like info about lemon law

Adam Alexander Reply

Posted Jan 07, 2023 at 05:33:51

Hello. Michigan’s Lemon Law generally covers new vehicles or vehicle purchased with a remaining portion of the manufacturer’s warranty.
The Lemon Law requires 4 repair attempts or the same defect. One attempt must occur within the first year from delivery to the original purchaser.
All four attempts must occur within 2 years from delivery to the original purchaser.

Brady Guilliam Reply

Posted Jan 29, 2023 at 00:53:10

My 2021 silvarado I bought it new has had issues from week one tailgate opening by itself was replaced and still doesn’t work the lifters the transmission and throttle and they say nothing wrong with it Iv got video of the sound of it to prove and a noise now with sound like the rear end makes a noise like metal to metal sometimes if you could help me I would shure appreciate it thank you Brady 5804653113 leave me a text with a number and short message I. Got 41500 miles now the dealerships have all the time I have took it back

Luke Hutson Reply

Posted Apr 05, 2023 at 09:59:10

Bought a used 21 Silverado High Country 2 weeks from purchase. ESC light came on. Took to service, got truck back and engine light came on. Took to dealership and was supposedly fixed. With new starter and new battery. Now truck wont start and and dealership claims its an electrical short somewhere in the truck. Truck has 45000 miles on it. Do you have any advice?

Ray Knight Reply

Posted Apr 25, 2023 at 13:06:51


John Raguso Reply

Posted May 17, 2023 at 04:46:09

2021 Chevrolet V8 1500. 21K. Lifters started banging loud. Next day they were bent. Took to dealer they fixed no charge. I looked online, saw all these problems. PS. My lifters were only fixed on the ONE SIDE of my V8 engine.

Adam Alexander Reply

Posted May 17, 2023 at 04:51:47

This is how it goes for many Silverado owners John. Hopefully yours is fixed permanently.

Tomas Martinez Reply

Posted Aug 13, 2023 at 19:17:12

Bought a 2021 Silverado .the truck had 2 previous owners when I bought it. Had 26,669 miles when I got it. Came home from Austin texas to ingleside tx. The next day I noticed that it was jerking going 45 mph and on a stop light it had a rough idling took me 3 weeks before the dealership could take a look at it. Told me the injectors had to be cleaned do to using regular gas when the truck calls for premium only for a 6.2 engine. Plus it needed a wheel alignment they charged me $540.00 dollars. Let the gas go down almost to empty and filled it with premium gas and it still doing the same thing. Makes me wonder why the 2 previous owners traded it in. I’ve had the truck for 6 weeks and I’m not satisfied. Can you contact me at 361-720-2755 thank you.

Nicholas Mongelli Reply

Posted Nov 22, 2023 at 17:04:38

2.7 4 cylinder turbo engine
Chevy Silvrado
Expensive repairs to head and lifters only to have it happen again. Need to get this truck back to the manufacturer " it’s a Lemon """ Help

Tom Reply

Posted Feb 09, 2024 at 18:48:18

My 21 silverado has 39000 miles on it. I j6st picked it up for the 7th time for check engine light. 40 miles later tge light has came back on once again. This all started at 7000 miles. Of the 39000 miles the light has been on for at least 20000 of those miles . I live an hour from the dealer so I can’t take it in everytime it comes back on because by the time I get there get a rental and back home I have wasted 5 or 6 hours . Someone please help me. 😫

Adam Alexander Reply

Posted Feb 10, 2024 at 07:29:53

Sorry to hear this, Tom. If you live in Michigan I may be able to help. If not, I suggest you seek a Lemon Law attorney in your State.

Marco Reply

Posted Mar 21, 2024 at 06:22:58

Bought my truck in mid 2021 and had problems with the brakes and at time when driving slow it would jerk back like if it was my drive shaft or transmission. I had taken the truck to the dearlership 5 times and they said it could not replicate the issue. I now have transmission issues that it would not move when in drive and had to allow it to warm up for awhile and then drive forward. At stop lights i had to reve up the engine for it to move on drive. I finally took it in to the dealership and come tuesday will be a month. luckly i have the extended warranty or I would be at a lost. I called GM 1-800 and they tell me there are no recalls for my truck except for the tailgate but they have no remedy at this time to fix it from dropping down on its own. their remedy so far is to make certain my tailgate to properly closed and locked, what a shady thing to say to customers when we payed alot a money for a truck and to have flaws its absurd. Anything you can do would be great appreciated.

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