2023 Chevy Silverado Steering Column Constraint Causes Upgrade1
The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is the fifth model year of the Bow Tie brand’s fourth-generation full-size pickup truck, and introduces just a few updates over the fully refreshed 2022 model. Now, GM Authority has learned that a constraint of the manual tilt steering column for the 2023 Silverado 1500 will result in some trucks being built with an upgraded tilt and telescoping column.
Starting from February 27th production, the Tilt-Wheel (RPO code N33), or Manual Tilt-Only Steering Column with a locking security feature, will be under constraint. This feature is normally equipped as standard affair on Work Truck (WT), Custom and Custom Trail Boss trim levels.
Meanwhile, the Manual Tilt and Telescoping Steering Column (RPO code N37) is standard on the LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, and ZR2 trims. The Power Tilt and Telescoping Steering Column (RPO code N38) is optional on the ZR2 model as part of the Technology Package (RPO code CWM), which itself is standard on the LTZ and High Country trim levels.
In lieu of the N33 Tilt-only column, WT, Custom and Custom Trail Boss models will be equipped with the aforementioned N37 Manual Tilt and Telescoping Steering Column instead, meaning that buyers will get an upgraded steering column.
It’s worth noting that since the beginning of production of the 2023 Silverado 1500, certain models – regardless of trim level – have been built without the electrical steering column lock (RPO code N06). Affected vehicles will be indicated as such with RPO code R7N.
Under the hood, the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is offered with a wide array of powerplant choices. These engine options include the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, atmospheric 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and the 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax. The L3B is mated to the GM eight-speed automatic transmission, while the L84, the L87 and the LZ0 are offered with the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
As for structure, the Chevy Silverado rides on the GM T1 platform, while production takes 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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