The 2022 Chevy Silverado HD is one of several Chevrolet models affected by availability issues for the heated front seats and ventilated front seats features, as GM Authority covered previously. The availability issues were the result of the global microchip shortage, but now, GM Authority has learned that General Motors has resolved the availability issues for these two features with regard to the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD.
Starting with 2022 Chevy Silverado HD units produced as of February 21st, vehicles will be available with both the Heated Front Seats (RPO code KA1) and Ventilated Front Seats (RPO code KQV) features. Previously, these features were constrained for units produced between November 15th and February 20th due to the microchip shortage. Units of the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD produced during that time period will be eligible for a retrofit of these two features at a later date.
To note, Heated Front Seats are included and only available with the Convenience Package (RPO code PCL) for LT trim levels, and included as standard on LTZ and High Country trim levels. Meanwhile, Ventilated Front Seats are included and only available with the LTZ Convenience Package (RPO code PCZ), and included as standard on the High Country.
Unfortunately, the heated outboard rear seats and the heated steering wheel feature still have limited availability.
As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD is the third model year of the latest fourth-generation nameplate, arriving with just a handful of small changes over the preceding 2021 model year. Engine options include the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine rated at 401 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 464 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, and the 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax engine, rated at 445 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 910 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm. Under the skin, the 2022 Chevy Silverado HD rides on a more capable version of the GM T1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Flint Assembly plant in Michigan and GM Oshawa Plant in Canada.