The Chevy Silverado has been making a name for itself. And it’s not a good one. While the truck remains popular among consumers, over the years, the Silverado has suffered numerous problems, from transmission issues to air conditioning defects. According to Consumer Reports and other consumer organizations, the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is notorious for major engine and reliability issues. This includes full engine replacement or rebuild, cylinder head-related issues, head gasket failures, turbocharger or supercharger problems, as well as timing chain or timing belt problems.

There were four recalls for 2021 Silverados (and Sierras), but none resolved any of these engine issues. Recalls of this model are nothing new. In fact, more than 300,000 2017-2019 Silverado and Sierra trucks with the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine were recalled.

If you are experiencing these or other recurring issues with your Chevy Silverado truck while still under the auto warranty and have been unable to get them resolved by your car dealership, your truck may be a lemon. The good news is you have recourse through consumer protection laws known as the California Lemon Laws.

These laws allow you to reach a settlement with the manufacturer with one of several possible outcomes:

  • Buyback—The manufacturer refunds you for the purchase of your car and takes possession of the vehicle. You can then use the money to purchase any make or model of car you want
  • Cash and keep—You receive cash for your troubles (less than the original purchase price) but keep the vehicle.
  • A replacement vehicle—Sometimes a manufacturer will agree to replace your lemon with a comparable vehicle, but this outcome is rare.

Having a California law firm like the Law Offices of Sotera L. Anderson, a PLC, who specialize in the lemon Law, in your corner (at no cost to you, by the way) can help you navigate the legal process, handle the paperwork, and negotiate the absolute best offer for your Chevy Silverado lemon that’s right for you.

Think you have a claim? Get a free, no-obligation case evaluation from Sotera L. Anderson, California Lemon Law Attorney, here or call 1-855-96-LEMON, or (858) 247-0050 or email your purchase contract and repair records to