2022 Chevy Silverado Features May Be Limited By Chip Shortage

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Chevrolet introduced some large changes to the Silverado 1500 pickup truck for the 2022 model year. The changes result in a more stylish, tech-forward truck that puts up an even better fight to the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150. Unfortunately, the ongoing chip shortage will see some 2022 Silverado 1500 units arrive at dealerships with fewer features.

As GM Authority reports, the 2022 Silverado 1500 features that have been affected by the chip shortage include heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, as well as parking sensors. Apparently, only some units are affected by the chip shortage, though the outlet doesn’t have information on how many pickups in total or how many units of a specific trim are affected.

Based on the outlet’s breakdown, it looks like the LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss trims are the most-affected trims, while the ZR2 and High Country are the least affected. The ZR2 and High Country trims will continue to come with heated and ventilated front seats, along with heated rear seats. You’ll also still be able to get a heated steering wheel on the High Country.

The outlet claims that Chevrolet will be able to retrofit a few features onto pickups sometime in 2022. Heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats can be retrofitted in the middle of Q2. Heated steering wheels will be available for retrofit at the beginning of Q3. Lastly, parking sensors should be able to be retrofitted to the 2022 Silverado 1500 before the end of 2022.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen General Motors cut some features out of its vehicles because of the chip shortage. Last year, Chevrolet cut the HD Radio, heated seats, heated steering wheels, Super Cruise, a wireless charging pad, auto stop-start, and cylinder deactivation for its 5.3-liter V8 engine out of certain models.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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