Back in November, GM Authority reported that select 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 units had to make-do without the wireless smartphone charging feature. Now, this is no longer the case.
GM Authority has learned that the wireless phone charging feature (RPO Code K4C), which was originally constrained from late October to late November, is once again available to order on 2023 Silverado 1500 trucks as of November 21st 2022 production.
Vehicles that were built without this option can be identified with the RPO Code 00C (zero zero C) on the window sticker. There is no retrofit for these units available or planned at this time.
It’s worth noting that wireless cellphone charging is normally optional on LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss trims, and standard on ZR2, LTZ and High Country trim levels. The K4C option is not available on WT, Custom and Custom Trail Boss trims.
As background, GM has been struggling with multiple parts constraints related to the Silverado for some time now. In September, some Silverados were built with non-functioning power outlets. In this case, the physical outlets still installed on the truck but did not provide any power. Additionally, Super Cruise was unavailable for a while on the Silverado due to the ongoing microchip shortage; thankfully, this constraint has since been resolved as of last October.
As a reminder, the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is offered with several powerplant options. These include the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, the atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and the all-new 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine.
Production of the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 commenced on August 29th at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and the GM Oshawa plant in Canada. Silverado production at the GM Silao plant in Mexico was delayed by one week.