2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Exploding Sunroof

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Updated on Author: Brian Jones

Lemberg Law is investigating complaints regarding the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe having a sunroof that tends to explode. Vehicle owners report that without any warning they hear explosive sounds and discover that the sunroof glass has shattered. 

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Sunroof Exploding

Many owners of 2021 Chevrolet Tahoes that have experienced a sunroof exploding will tell you that it sounds like a bomb detonating. They emerge shocked to discover that their sunroof is shattered. So, there is no doubt that there is a serious problem.

There are many vehicles currently in service that have this problem, as you will discover if you look at threads on forums. But Lemberg Law is focusing specifically on faulty 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe sunroofs that have exploded.

What are Chevy Tahoe Owners Experiencing?

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe owners whose sunroofs explode usually feel wronged. They report that they are afraid their safety is at risk. Of course, they also have to have their sunroofs replaced, and some owners report that dealerships are refusing to cover the costs.

Here’s what a couple of 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe owners said in complaints they filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

An Owner from Indiana States:

“The sunroof made a very loud popping noise and exploded while driving on the interstate on November 30th around 12:15pm in about 40-50 degree temperatures. There were no warnings or noises or any indications that something was wrong. The safety of myself and children were put at risk, as the glass came down into the car while driving on the interstate, and presumably the safety of other drivers if some of the glass flew off onto the interstate.

“A local body shop has taken photos, as have I, and we have filed a claim with our insurance company. Our local GM dealer did not want to cover the cost under warranty, claiming there was no way to prove exactly what happened. The vehicle has been looked at and temporarily fixed by a local body shop, but not thoroughly inspected. The body shop has ordered new glass and will inspect the vehicle next week.”

There is no feedback on whether or not the dealer covered the costs of the replacement.

An Owner from California States:

“On 10/21/2021, while driving about 65 mph on highway 80 in Sacramento, my sunroof glass exploded. It was not struck by any object. The weather at the time was rain and about 60 degrees. Traffic was light and nothing near that could have caused this to happen.”

The complaint continues to say that fortunately the shade was closed, which prevented any glass from entering the interior of the Tahoe.

“It’s been at the dealer (at) Stevens Creek Chevrolet in San Jose since 10/21/2021 waiting for a replacement glass. This incident could have injured anyone in the vehicle if the shade had not been drawn. So far it appears it is being handled as a warranty issue.”

There is no indication if the warranty did eventually cover the cost of new glass for the sunroof.

What Should You Do if Your Tahoe Sunroof Exploded?

Lemberg Law is currently investigating complaints about the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and its exploding sunroof. If you have had the horrible experience of your sunroof exploding, your Tahoe might be a lemon.

Please complete our case evaluation form or call us. Our services are free, and if we go to court, the law states that Chevrolet must pay your legal bills.

Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 30 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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  • EV

    Seems to be happening to even 2023 Chevy Tahoes
    Our just had this happen and now trying to find if it is covered by Warranty. Does anyone have any further info on how this is being handled by Chevy?

  • Cruz

    In less than 1 month of purchase of Chevy Tahoe 2021, moonroof exploded on May 10 2023. My husband and 2 daughters riding on the freeway about 67 miles per hr. Loud pop and glass started drizzling over my family. Almost lost control of the vehicle.

  • Lisa N

    I was driving my husband to have surgery. Going down the interstate and had a patient of mine with me in the middle passenger seat when just all of a sudden it felt and sounded like a bomb exploded on top of my 2021 Chevy Tahoe. The impact was so hard it felt as though something fell from the sky. It shook the entire vehicle. I pulled over to find that the front half of my 2 part sunroof was shattered.

  • John D

    It happened again! Our 2021 Tahoe’s sunroof blew up as my husband was driving on I10 in Florida. No reason, nothing hit it, just exploded. He has minor cuts on his arm and was able to keep his composure and pull off the highway. We have photos etc and car is currently at a Chevy dealership.
    This is beyond dangerous and must be addressed by Chevrolet immediately. He has already left your number a voice message.
    Looking forward to speaking with someone soon.

  • Dekendrix S

    My sunroof on my 2017 Chevy Tahoe exploded while I was driving down I-55 on 2/10/2023. It scared me so bad that I almost swerved off the road. It was a horrifying experience.

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