The 2022 model year introduces a model refresh for the Chevy Silverado 1500 light duty pickup, as well as a few changes for the Chevy Silverado HD. Previously, both models were under constraint with regard to rear wheelhouse liners, but now, GM Authority has learned that the feature’s constraint has been reduced.
For those who may be unaware, rear wheelhouse liners (RPO code B1J) were previously unavailable to order on select configurations of the Chevy Silverado 1500 and Chevy Silverado HD due to a supplier issue. Affected models produced between March 21st and April 7th were built without rear wheelhouse liners.
Now, however, GM Authority has learned that the constraint has been lifted for nearly all affected trim levels, starting with April 8th production. That said, rear wheelhouse liners are still unavailable to order on affected Chevy Silverado Work Truck, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss trim levels.
It’s currently unclear when the rear wheelhouse liners will be fully available again for WT, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss trims. Customers that purchased a Chevy Silverado affected by the constraint will receive a $140 credit.
With regard to the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500, rear wheelhouse liners were available as an optional extra for Work Truck models, but only for Double Cab four-wheel drive and Crew Cab four-wheel drive vehicles, and not for Regular Cab, Double Cab rear-wheel drive, or Crew Cab rear-wheel drive vehicles. The rear wheelhouse liners are also normally optional on Custom and Custom Trail Boss models. For LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss models, the rear wheelhouse liners are normally included and only available with the Protection Package (RPO code PDQ). The feature is also included as standard on ZR2, LTZ, and High Country trims.
With regard to the Chevy Silverado HD, the rear wheelhouse liners are normally not offered for Work Truck or Custom trim levels, but are normally optional on LT trims, included and only available with the Convenience Package (RPO code PCL). The feature is also standard on LTZ and High Country trims for the Chevy Silverado HD.
As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 is available with the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, and 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax. The truck rides on the GM T1 platform and is produced at the GM Silao plant in Mexico, at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, and soon at the GM Oshawa plant in Canada.
Meanwhile, 2022 Chevy Silverado HD is offered with the atmospheric 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine and 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax, while riding on a more capable version of the GM T1 platform and produced at the GM Flint plant in Michigan and GM Oshawa plant in Canada.