According to GM Authority sources, all units of the 2022 GMC Sierra that would normally be equipped with a heated steering wheel will once again include the feature, as of March 28th production.
The heated steering wheel feature is tagged with RPO code KI3, and is typically equipped as standard on 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, AT4X, Denali, and Denali Ultimate trim levels. A heated steering wheel is not available for the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Pro. Meanwhile, for GMC Sierra HD models, the heated steering wheel feature is equipped as standard for SLT, AT4, and Denali trims, and offered as optional for SLE trims. The feature is not available for the 2022 GMC Sierra HD Pro.
Previously, heated steering wheels were under constraint since production start for the refreshed GMC Sierra 1500, and under constraint between December 6th, 2021 and March 27th, 2022 for GMC Sierra HD models.
Although the heated steering wheel feature is no longer under constraint for the 2022 GMC Sierra, several other comfort features continue to face limited availability for both GMC pickup models. The limited availability of these features is the result of the ongoing global microchip shortage. Impacted features include Heated Front Seats, Ventilated Front Seats, Heated Outboard Rear Seats, Rear Park Assist, and Front and Rear Park Assist. Check out previous GM Authority coverage for more information.
As a reminder, the 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 is available with four engine options, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax. Under the body panels is the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana and GM Silao Assembly plant in Mexico.
As for the 2022 GMC Sierra HD, available powerplants include the atmospheric 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine and 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax. The Sierra HD rides on a more capable version of the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Flint Assembly Plant in Michigan.