2022 Chevy Silverado Heated Steering Wheel Retrofit Under Way11
The 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 introduced a mid-cycle refresh to Chevy’s venerable half-ton pickup lineup. Unfortunately, the first model year of the refreshed truck was plagued by a slew of supply constraints. Now, GM Authority has learned that dealers have begun retrofitting heated steering wheels to affected Silverado 1500 units.
As context, Silverado 1500 examples manufactured before March 28th, 2022 were built without the heated steering wheel (RPO code KI3) feature. Affected vehicles can be identified by the RPO code 00G on the window sticker.
It’s worth noting that the heated steering wheel feature was normally standard on LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ and High Country trim levels; it was not offered at all on WT, Custom, and Custom Trail Boss trims.
As a whole, the 2022 Silverado 1500 was hit with quite a few constraints during its production, including:
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Ventilated front seat cushion blower motors
- Heated rear outboard seats
- Steering column locks
- Heated steering wheels
- Rear-seat USB ports
- Front and rear park assist
- Rear wheelhouse liners
- Hood insulators
- Dynamic Fuel Management on select 5.3L L84 V8 engines
As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500 was available with four engine options. These powerplants included the turbocharged 2.7L L3B I4 gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 5.3L L84 V8 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 6.2L L87 V8 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L LM2 I6 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Under the body panels, the 2022 Silverado 1500 rode on the GM T1 platform, while production took place at the GM Fort Wayne Plant in Indiana, the GM Silao plant in Mexico, and the GM Oshawa plant in Canada.
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Heated steering wheel is my favorite option on my wife’s Nox Premier.
Thanks Trey, great summary! Appreciate reminder of all constraints to see the overall picture. Anxious to hear how GM is going to do this heated steering wheel retrofit because I just had heated and vented seat retrofit done last week on my GMC Sierra 2500 HD and the service department was not sure how this heated steering wheel retrofit is going to be done. Meaning is it just a button replacement on the steering wheel or do they have to add the heating element to the steering wheel or do they replace the whole steering wheel?
From what has been posted online, the vehicles getting the retrofit will receive the Heated Steering Wheel Control Module and the Heated Steering Wheel Switch. Those were the only components omitted from vehicles that were originally supposed to have the heated steering wheel. The dealer will install the module and the switch and then enable the steering wheel via a dealer programming procedure.
HOPE THEY DO THE PARK ASSIST SOON ITS ONLY 7 MONTHS SINCE I GOT MY 22 REFRESH HIGH COUNTRY
7 months without you being able to park your High country, the audacity
Is this also true for the Sierra? I have a 2022 Refreshed AT4 that is waiting on a heating steering wheel retrofit. I got my heated and ventilated seats done about two weeks ago.
When are they going to fix the integrated trailer brakes on the 2022? I can’t tow my camper or any electric brake trailer. The truck will disengage the electric trailer brakes , as soon as you try to use them. Chevy and GMC has this problem. With no fix in sight. The trailering safety features, on the 2022, is the only reason, I traded my 2018 Silverado in.
My 2022 High Country (not the refresh) is missing the front/ rear park assist. That’s probably the most useful feature. When do we get that chip?
Received e-mail from GMC offering to extend remote access app and provide bonus reward points for amount of time I have been waiting for heated steering wheel retrofit for my 2022 HD.
I have owned my Trail Boss now for 16 months & still waiting for the heated steering wheel retrofit. I had the retrofit completed for my heated seats a few months ago. This has become very ridiculous as the dealership & GM has no information for myself on when this might be completed.
I found thru a High Country Facebook page, that my Front Park Assist was available. After one year, I had never received any notification from GM that it was now available. Turns out, my selling dealer never put in my email address. I made the appointment at my local dealer, confirmed that they had the right parts. We dropped the truck the night before, I picked my wife up (so two trips to the dealer). The next afternoon, the Service tech called, turns out they were missing the sensor too (He called it a camera). So, two more trips to pick up the truck. Three weeks later, they get that part and its installed (I insisted on a loaner vehicle this time). The service manager says GM has been little help to getting these missing components installed, its up to them to figure it out. This was the first front Park assist they installed. The good news is I guess my truck will never get the missing (but not missed) auto stop/start.