As previously reported back in March 2023 by GM Authority, certain units of the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 were built with an upgraded tilt and telescoping column due to a constraint surrounding the manual tilt steering column. Now, this feature is available to be equipped once again.
The Tilt-Wheel manual adjustment with wheel locking (RPO code N33) feature is no longer under constraint. Prior to this, the feature was equipped as standard fare on the Pro trim level. Over the course of the past few months, affected Sierra 1500 units were upgraded to the Manual Tilt and Telescoping Steering Column (RPO code N37).
As context, the aforementioned telescoping steering column is normally standard on the SLE, Elevation and SLT trims. Meanwhile, the Power Rake and Telescoping Steering Column (RPO code N38) is optional on the SLT model as part of the SLT Convenience Package (RPO code PCY), and standard on AT4, AT4X, Denali and Denali Ultimate trim levels.
It’s worth noting that since the start of regular production (SORP) of the 2023 Sierra 1500, certain units 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.
As a reminder, the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 is offered with a four powerplant choices. These powerplant 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 matched to the GM eight-speed automatic transmission, while the L84, the L87 and the LZ0 are mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.