Chevy Lemon Law Rights – 2019 Chevy Silverado Transmission Problems

2019 Chevy Silverado

Buying a new Chevy truck is an investment and Chevrolet has a reputation for having some of the most reliable trucks on the market. But what happens if you purchase a Chevy Silverado, or another Chevrolet truck  that has multiple transmission issues and is constantly in the shop for one or more problems? The Lemon laws in all states and the “Federal” lemon law were enacted to protect consumers that purchase vehicles with defects, or issues that cannot be repaired. If the defect(s) impairs the use, value and safety of the truck, your vehicle could be a lemon.  If your 2019 Chevy Silverado has transmission problems, or other problems that can’t be fixed, or has been out of service 30+ days, you may be entitled to a cash refund, new vehicle or lemon law buyback.. If you think your 2019 Chevy Silverado is a lemon, call our GA Lemon Lawyers at 404-737-3451 now for a FREE case review. Or complete the lemon law form on our website. You don’t pay legal fees out of pocket, 99% of our cases settle without going to trial.

2019 Chevy Silverado Transmission Problems & Complaints

Many owners of 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 models have come forward with complaints about the transmission. The models with different trim levels available are below, transmission issues have been reported in:

  • Silverado 1500 WT
  • Silverado 1500 LT
  • Silverado 1500 Custom Trail Boss
  • Silverado 1500 RST
  • Silverado 1500 LTZ
  • Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss
  • Silverado 1500 High Country
  • Silverado 1500 Custom

Complaints about 2019 Chevy Silverado transmissions include:

  • Vehicle slamming into gear
  • Vehicle shuddering and or shaking when accelerating
  • Jerking while shifting the vehicle
  • Grinding in the front differential
  • Burning smell when the engine is on
  • Transmission failure

Most complaints regarding transmission failure have occurred at less than 70,000 miles. The transmission issues which may include the famous “Chevy Shake” gave rise to a new nickname for the Chevy Silverado, the Chevy Shake-arado

Please find several 2019 Chevy Silverado transmission complaints from owners below and feel free to add your questions or comments about your problems as well.

“I am having issues while coming to a stop, sometimes there is no problems, sometimes a slight jerk, and then other times it feels like I just got rear-ended by a mack truck. The service department says they have had three different people drive it with no issues. I am throwing the BS flag and I am getting aggravated with this whole problem. It is a 2019 Silverado LT and the warranty is about to expire in two months. I am starting to think they are blowing me off until after the warranty expires so the don’t have to deal with it!”

2019 Chevy Silverado Owner – website

“Right from the start noticed hard, unsettling lunging in transmission while changing gears from reverse into drive. (hard jolt-lunging)  It would at time jolt hard enough to slosh drink from cups into the cup holder/or lap. At approximately 2500 mile range the transmission actually ceased up, would not go in reverse nor drive. The engine’s RPM has shot up to 2500-3000 RPM’s and would barely craw. Had it towed to dealership. Repogrammed the computer and stated that should fix the issue… but it didn’t, still lunges and jolts pretty much each morning or at unsuspected times while shifting from reverse into drive. Currently has 6200 miles now 4/2020, have contacted GM and recevied a case number that no one seems wanting to address at the GM-Chevrolet headquarters.”

2019 Chevy Silverado Owner – NHTSA.Gov website

“I have had 2 times that the transmission on my vehicle has been repaired or replaced. The transmission is now inoperable. My truck is a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab. This is the third time with this transmission, I need this problem investigated.”

2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Crew Cab owner – website

If you are driving a 2019 Chevy Silverado that you think is a lemon and you live outside of Georgia, visit Your Lemon Law Rights to find a lawyer in your state.




29 thoughts on “2019 Chevy Silverado Transmission Problems

  1. Micky Samsel says:

    Like everyone else’s comments I’ve read on here my 2019 silverado does the same things..Hard shifting between gears that really makes you cringe when it’s slams into gear after the ram revs up then shifts. Also like other comments at one point I had to have it in the shop which they replaced the transmission and torque converter only to have it do this again…now the truck is in limp mode and I’m beyond the hoping that this issue will be resolved…waiting to here

    • Justin Rogers says:

      I am in the same situation as you had / are having. I have 140,000 miles on my 2019 5.3L custom trail boss. Never have towed anything more than 5 times.. the heaviest thing Ive towed was a small trailer with a mower for about 10 miles. Just experience all symptoms of a bad torque converter on my drive home from having it checked out at the dealership. It was diagnosed as the idler pulley was going bad. Left this morning to bring it in to replace the idler pulley and the engine started slipping. Couldn’t get it to drive in forward or reverse… called the tow company and had it brought to the dealership.. they think it’s the torque converter and are getting back to me soon. Unbelievable that this is happening to this new of a truck. I know it’s 140,000 miles ( mostly highway ) but that’s just a puppy compared to any other vehicle I’ve owned. Shake My Head…For the price of the truck this shouldn’t be happening…

      • Thomas Bradley says:

        Having shuddering with my 2019 Chevy Silverado crew cab, at highway speeds. Thought it was my front end not being aligned, but I know better now. Some times the gears don’t want to change. My wife noticed the gears having a hard time changing right off the bat, when I first purchased the truck. The shuddering and hard gear changing has gotten worse, since I first bought the truck in 2019.

    • Sierra M. says:

      My husbands 2019 Silverado LT started doing this at 14,000 miles. That’s right 14,000! I told him for the last year that there was an issue (mainly because the shuttering and sticking between kicking up and gear or down shifting.) It wasn’t until it slammed so hard into gear we thought that we got hit by another vehicle, that he finally thought there was an issue. He called the Chevy dealership where he bought it and got it in. Thankfully, the truck is under powertrain warranty for 10k more miles and 5 more months. They said they think they know what the issue is and they thought it was the Transmission Control Module. Which if you research this issue, this is what is stated to be 100% of this problem. Now, with ours being under warranty its covered. I am not sure how it works not being covered anymore. I hope that they’ll correct it for you, as they know this is an issue with this truck. It makes a loud ‘click’ into gear, shifting through 1st-2nd jerking, vibrating, down shifting shuttering, slamming into gear (literally slamming so hard) that it locked our seatbelts.

  2. Kyle F. says:

    I just purchased a 2019 Silverado LT, it has just under 60k miles, just as the 1st review mentioned, when I slow down to stop it jerks, roughly around 5-7 miles an hr. Sometimes it’s small at other times it feels like inwas rare ended. Seeing all these reviews about the transmission is making me rethink the purchase.

  3. William Foster says:

    At 162000 km I guess I lucked out! I’m in Canada ,I did have a little clunk in or two here and there, never thought two much about it, warranty was gone long ago, got out on the highway the other day and started out on a uphill climb and the truck just slowed to a stop, I managed to get off the highway, never driven hard, never off the highway, just died, 6000 for another tranny not counting my down time….what a disappointment,not even a notification, showed up, until the day after I had it in the shop sad when Chevy can’t back these transmissions, when they’ve known10 years

  4. Jason says:

    Have there been any solutions to this? I was told at the dealer they will need my truck for 2 weeks to “diagnose”. I am not able to leave my truck for two weeks. Hoping there is a solution for this, or a recall.
    I am experiencing the jerking at acceleration and deceleration. It is a safety issue when coming to a stop, almost hit someone on the sidewalk at 7/11 the other day, when my truck decided to jump when parking.

    • Lemon Law Admin says:


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    • Bill says:

      My 1500 crew cab ltz has 33k miles on it and it’s doing everything mentioned. It goes in dealership 9/29/22. With so much documentation they should put a new transmission in it. The 8L45, and the 8L90 transmission both historically are failures.

  5. Garret says:

    I haven’t had any problems except if you don’t come to a completed stop when in reverse and shift into drive it will jump forward . I tow a 23 foot travel trailer with it and so far so good.

  6. Kevin Mitchell says:

    I have the same issues hard down shift very hard banging into 1st mostly, hard up shift also but less often they made me pay for a trans flush didn’t fix anything took it back they said the tech didn’t feel anything but didn’t give me any paperwork, I think they are putting me off till the warranty runs out. I’ve always owned a chev but if they don’t fix this I won’t be buying another.

  7. jim k says:

    i had the same issues from buying it brand new. the local dealership told me it is “learning my driving habits. “. whatever! it got so bad i went back to a dodge. i even tlid the dodge dealer about it and they even heard of the issues. learning my driving habits….what a cop out

  8. Drake says:

    My 2019 crew cab LT has clunked a handful of times, but only happens at low speeds(between 1st and 2nd). Also notice a delay/clunk when going from drive to reverse. I back into my parking spot a lot and sometimes when I come to a complete stop, then throw the shifter into reverse from drive, I typically take my foot off the break immediately since I’m completely stopped. When doing this the reverse is delayed, then clunks into gear because I start to slowly accelerate since the gages on the dash show I’m now in reverse, but does not fully engage for 1 or 2 seconds. 5.3l with the 8 speed tranny. No complaints on the motor except a slow ticking noise at idle that was checked by the dealer and was told it’s normal to make this noise. Does anyone know if the 2500 or 3500 have these issues?

  9. Philip Morris says:

    I’m experiencing the jerking and high reving when shifting from reverse to drive. What I noticed is when you let the truck stop completely then shift to drive it doesn’t happen. It happens mostly after the truck has been sitting for a long time, overnight work. I still believe it’s-a transmission issue. I’m at the dealership now and they said they tried it 10 times an CD it didn’t do it. We are about to go for a ride with me driving. Let’s see!!

  10. john Briggs says:

    my truck does pretty much like every one else been afew time felt like someone hit me in back first time it happened I got out talked to the man behind me cause I thought he hit me but he didn’t….has happened alot but the dealership said it was normal every time I took it ….but the paper work they gave me said they fix the same problem when the first owner of truck had it at 40.000 miles I bought the truck when it had 52.000 miles on it and it’s started around 1000 mile after I got it …I really think I know what the problem is but they want even return my called now ….

  11. Faron says:

    Same issues here! You would think after spending 50,000 Plus dollar’s on a truck you would expect the transmission to be trouble free for a few years,Mine shift’s into gear so hard I think its damaged my rear end as well,,, come on GM you have made trucks for many years have a little pride and honesty and fix this problem and make it right with your customers as well,,, I won’t be buying a Chevy next time

    • Jason says:

      Have a 2019 trail boss and Its currently at the dealership getting the torque converter replaced…same issues as everyone else. I purchased this truck with 35,000 miles on it and from the 1st week I noticed when you coast to a stop the truck would jerk forward and clunk like a universal joint was going bad or someone rear ended you. Of course this doesn’t happen all the time so the dealership ignires you. Sometimes you shift from reverse to drive and the RPMs would go from 0 to 2500 and lurch you forward…dealership said the same thing as above…let’s change the fluid at 50,000 and see if that helps…it didnt…they mentioned they knew about torque converter problems the first time i took it in at 40,000 miles. GM should be standing behind these trucks as much as we all paid for them. VERY DISAPPOINTED as this is my first full size Chevy. It only has 75,000 miles on it and entire transmission should be replaced as I don’t trust the dealerships at all. Also one of the oil cooler lines is leaking. Mechanic I know said he has replaced a lot of those as the crimp has failed from the rubber to aluminum transition. There is actually a recall on this in Canada and Alaska but but not the states. Glad I have an extended warranty that will cover both of these issues. But what’s next? Really makes me want to trade it in or sell it outright.

  12. Benito says:

    I’ve owned nothing but chevy s in my lifetime never been so disappointed with my chevy until now at 61000 miles just after the factory warranty expired my truck jurked so bad for the first time that I though I hit or ran over some one or something I stop to check it out and realized it was nothing so I proceeded and it did it again within a matter of one block and went into limp mode . Now I come to hate the newer chevy’s if chevys knows about these problems the should man up and fix it at no cost to the keep a good standing reputation. I heard a say that Ford stands for fix it or repair it daily well it seems to be Chevy new motto

    • Patrick Gault says:

      Hello to everybody. I just purchased a 2019 chevy trail boss. Had no idea of what I was getting into. I bought the truck trusting the dealer. Thinking I was buying a great vehicle. The first day driving it to work I had every issue everyone’s talking like the rest of you I’m. Taking it to the dealer on Monday after work. I advised the dealer I did not want the truck. It’s a mess. And I wanted my 2008 back he said it was gone. And I told him I drove around back and it was still there. He lied to me .I only had it less than 3 day and called him right away. And it is a mess.i don’t want the truck
      These dealers know about these issues and still put them out for sale deceiving the public. What to do.

  13. Allen Unkrich says:

    My 2019 LT is doing the same thing. What can we do! I’m the 2nd owner. It really sucks. What platform can we use to draw enough attention?

  14. Danny says:

    My 2019 is jerking when starting/stopping it only has 24,000 & GM is telling me they can only put rebuilt transmission in not replace it I won’t buy another Chevrolet.

  15. Allen Unkrich says:

    My 2019 Silverado is of course doing everything mentioned above. I’m the .2nd owner of the truck. This is my 1st Chevy. I have always bought Fords. The truck is absolutely a knock out and ride and drives great with the exception of the transmission. How come Chevrolet will not come up with a solution? They are breaking it off in the consumer and that stinks. Can anybody recommend an after Mkt company when this trans takes a dump?

  16. RDP says:

    Just dropped my 2019 LT TB w/ 39k miles off to the dealer (Irvine Chevy) due to the feeling of being rear ended when I come to a stop. Of course as I’m driving there no issues. The service guy tells me the tech will probably say this is normal and if there isn’t a bulletin/recall posted they won’t perform any fix. This is all on GM not the dealer and to see no action has been taken from a consumer pov is a total eye opener! I can’t drive my family around with this issue, i’m not willing to take that risk. This was the first and last time I will every buy Chevy if this isn’t resolved!

  17. Robert Barnabi says:

    My wife and i have a 2019 Silverado LT. We are the second owner and have purchased an extended warranty to 111000 miles. It has 69000 on it now and is in the shop for the 4th time over the transmission. Fluid flush, reflashed trans software and now they are saying it is 2 failed internal wiring harnesses. This is getting to be ridiculous even with the extended warranty.

  18. Christy Holland says:

    Mine does the same thing. Warranty wants me to pay $800 for a SPECIAL FLUID – Triple Flush that only CHEVY can do in order to fix what they should have fixed 70k miles ago. They told me that hard shifting was normal back in 2020.

    WHY is this not a recall item?

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