Heated Second Row Outboard Seats for the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD will have limited availability due to the ongoing global microchip shortage, GM Authority has learned.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado HD’s Heated Second Row Outboard Seats feature is tagged with RPO code KA6, and is offered as part of the LTZ Convenience Package (RPO code PCV) for LTZ Crew Cab models. The feature is also offered as standard on High Country trim levels, which is a Crew Cab by default.
However, due to the global microchip shortage, some 2022 Chevy Silverado HD units will offer limited availability for the Heated Second Row Outboard Seats feature. Units produced after July 26th are affected by this constraint. Customers who purchase an affected 2022 Chevy Silverado HD will receive a $200 MSRP credit.
For those readers who may have missed it, the 2022 GMC Sierra HD is affected by the same feature constraint, with certain units normally equipped with Heated Second Row Outboard Seats no longer offering the feature. Like those customers who purchase an affected 2022 Chevy Silverado HD, customers who purchase an affected 2022 GMC Sierra HD will receive a $200 MSRP credit.
As GM Authority has covered previously, the availability of Heated Second Row Outboard Seats isn’t the only 2022 Chevy Silverado HD feature affected by the global microchip shortage. HD Radio, for example, has been dropped from the feature list completely, with no clear indication as to whether or not it will return during the heavy-duty truck’s 2022 model year. The feature has also been made unavailable for the 2022 GMC Sierra HD. Models normally equipped with the feature are instead offered with a $50 MSRP credit.
The 2022 Chevy Silverado HD introduces only a small number of changes and updates compared to the 2021 model year, while the Light Duty 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 introduces a full model refresh. That said, the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD will be the final model year before the nameplate receives a full model refresh with the introduction of the 2023 model year.