The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 will be offered with limited availability for the rear heated seat feature, GM Authority has learned.
The Heated Second Row Outboard Seats feature is tagged with RPO code KA6, and was offered as standard on LTZ and High Country trim levels. However, for those 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 models with a production date of July 26th and later, some units normally equipped with the feature will not have it.
The limited availability of the feature is due to the ongoing global microchip shortage, which has forced General Motors to restrict certain features in order to reduce the number of microchips used with each vehicle.
Customers who purchase a 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 that would otherwise come equipped with the Heated Second Row Outboard Seats feature will receive an MSRP credit, however, the exact amount of the credit is currently unknown.
In addition to limiting the availability of the Heated Second Row Outboard Seats feature, General Motors has also limited Active Fuel Management and Dynamic Fuel Management for the 2021 Chevy Silverado, offering a $50 MSRP credit on affected units. Further feature limitations include HD Radio.
The 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 is proceeded by the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited, offered as a sort of “stop-gap” model that bridges the 2021-model-year vehicle with the fully refreshed 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500. As such, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited will offer similar features, trim levels, and options as the 2021 model year as compared to the fully refreshed 2022 model year. That said, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited will still introduce a few new updates, including a new diesel engine option for the LT Trail Boss. Order books for the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited are now open.