Six of the eight assist steps normally offered for the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup truck are no longer available to order, GM Authority has learned.
|Name||RPO||Installation||WT||Custom||Custom Trail Boss||LT||RST||LT Trail Boss||LTZ||High Country|
|Power-Retractable Assist Steps With Rearward Articulation||BRS||Factory||A9||A9|
|Chrome Wheel To Wheel Assist Steps||BVT||Factory||A3||A5,6||A5,6||A||S|
|Black Tubular Assist Steps, 6" Rectangular||RVQ||Dealer||A||A||A||A||A|
|Black Tubular Assist Steps, 4" Round||RVS||Dealer||A||A4||A||A4||A7,8|
|Off-Road Black Assist Steps||S6L||Dealer||A1||A||A|
|Black Work Assist Steps||VQO||Dealer||A2||A2|
|Chromed Tubular Assist Steps, 6" Rectangular||VXH||Dealer||A||A||A||A||A|
|Chromed Tubular Assist Steps, 4" Round||VXJ||Dealer||A||A||A||A||A|
- Requires Crew Cab or Double Cab model
- Included with Assist Step and Tonneau Value Package I (PDW)
- Included and only available with Custom Max Trailering Package (BD1)
- Included with Rally Edition
- Requires Crew Cab model
- Included with Diesel Off-Road Package (B4U)
- Included with Midnight Edition (WJP) on orders placed before November 2020
- Available with Midnight Edition (WJP) on orders placed after October 2020
- Not available with Chrome Assist Steps (BVT)
The table above shows all of the assist steps listed for the 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500. The factory-installed Power-Retractable Assist Steps With Rearward Articulation (RPO code BRS) and the Chrome Wheel To Wheel Assist Steps (BVT) are not affected by the supply issue, and can therefore be ordered as normal.
However, Chevrolet dealers are now unable to place orders for any of the LPO, or dealer-installed, assist steps, with one exception. The four-inch round Black Tubular Assist Steps (RVS) can still be ordered, but only as part of the Rally Edition Package (STH). The package also includes 20-inch High gloss Black painted aluminum wheels, a Chevytec spray-on bedliner and a Black Chrome exhaust tip, and is priced at $2,415.
Until the end of October 2020, the same steps were also part of the $1,265 Midnight Edition Package. Customer who requested the package before then will still receive the steps.
The other dealer-fitted steps are not currently available under any circumstances. Nor are the Assist Step and Tonneau Value Package I (PDW) or Assist Step and Tonneau Value Package II (PDR). As their names imply, they depend strongly on the assist steps. Without those, both packages would consist only of optional tonneau covers, which are already available as standalone accessories.
It is not yet clear whether all – or any – of the temporarily discontinued assist steps for the Chevy Silverado 1500 will return before the end of the 2021 model year. Assist steps are still offered for the 2021 Chevy Silverado 2500HD and 2021 Chevy Silverado 3500HD, but this may not be the case for much longer.