The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the fifth model year of the latest fourth-generation light-duty pickup, debuting a number of important changes and updates compared to the fully refreshed 2022 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that some units of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 will be built without functional power outlets.
According to sources familiar with the matter, some units of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 are being built without functional instrument panel and bed-mounted 120V power outlets, as of September 19th production.
More specifically, the features affected by this constraint include the Instrument panel, 120-volt power outlet (RPO code KI4) and Bed mounted, 120-volt power outlet (RPO code KC9). Although affected units of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 include the physical installation of these features, the features themselves are non-functional.
Units of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 affected by this constraint are indicated as such on the window sticker, which will include RPO code 08R. Affected vehicles will be eligible for an eventual dealer retrofit, although it’s unclear at this time if buyers will receive a purchase credit for the inconvenience.
This constraint affects the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 Custom, Custom Trail Boss, LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss. The constraint does not affect 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 WT, ZR2, LTZ, or High Country trims levels.
Notably, several 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 trim levels are under more general production constraints, including the 2023 Chevy Silverado ZR2, Custom Trail Boss, and LT Trail Boss, per previous GM Authority coverage.
As for upgrade and changes compared to the refreshed 2022 model year, the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 introduces a new diesel engine to the lineup, specifically the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax. The new LZ0 engine could be considered the “second iteration” of GM’s Duramax 3.0L six-cylinder, with the previous LM2 considered the first.
Further powerplant options include the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, the atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, and the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. Pricing for the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 starts at $37,395, including Destination Freight Charge (DFC). Under the skin, is the GM T1 platform. Production takes place at GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana, GM Silao plant in Mexico, and GM Oshawa plant in Canada.