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:
- Engine misfires. You may feel rough idling. Engines that idle inconsistently could be suffering from misfiring.
- Lazy Acceleration. Your truck may seem slow off the start and appear to have difficulty hitting correct speeds throughout the transmission shift range.
- 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).
- “Check Engine” light. Your warning light may go on for a variety of reasons. Bad lifters my be the cause.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado is also experiencing multiple complaints for the following defects:
- Transmission defects including shudder and lurching
- Navigation system and electrical defects
- Suspension and driveability defects
- Air conditioning, (A/C)
- 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.
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
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.
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