2023 Chevy Silverado 1500: A Story of Ups and Downs
The continued semiconductor chip shortage impacts automakers in various ways. Most have built vehicles without some of the features consumers desire, waiting for the shortage to end. The 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 is one of these trucks. The chip shortage isn’t the whole story of what’s happening with this pickup truck. Sit back, relax, and enjoy what’s going on with one of the most popular Chevy trucks in history.
Up: Wireless phone charging is once again available for the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500
One of the features Chevy chose to live without in the Silverado was wireless phone charging. This omission was the direct result of the chip shortage. GM Authority tells us that as of November 21, 2022, new models of the Silverado 1500 can once again enjoy this feature.
Down: If your Silverado doesn’t have wireless phone charging, you’re out of luck
Unfortunately, if you already have one of these new Chevy trucks, you can’t have this feature added. There isn’t a retrofit for the models already on the road. The door is still open for this feature to be added to models without it in the future.
Which trims of the Chevy Silverado 1500 should have wireless phone charging?
This feature is normally optional for the LT, RST, and LT Trail Boss models. It’s standard on the ZR2, LTZ, and High Country trim levels. If you drive a WT, Custom, or Custom Trail Boss, you wouldn’t have wireless charging as an option or standard feature.
When you’re wondering if the truck you see has this feature, look at the sticker. If the code K4C is listed, that Chevy truck includes wireless phone charging. If the code is 00C, the feature you won’t charge your phone wirelessly in this truck.
Up: Are there other features Chevy left out of trucks due to the chip shortage?
Some 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 trucks were built with power outlets and the hardware for Super Cruise, but both features weren’t functional. Now that the constraint of chip shortages has been resolved, consumers should be able to have these features activated soon.
Down: The daytime running lights of your Chevy Silverado might not deactivate
Daytime running lights (DRLs) are a fantastic invention. These lights allow oncoming drivers to see your vehicle more easily during the day. While this is a great safety feature, the DRLs are supposed to deactivate when the headlights are activated. Some GM models, including the 2022 and 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 pickup trucks, have DRLs that doesn’t deactivate.
GM has issued a product recall for this problem that fails to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. With the lights still on, oncoming drivers could experience unnecessary glares, which increases the potential of a crash.
GM will contact consumers of impacted vehicles and certified technicians will update the body control module software at the dealership or through an over-the-air update at no cost to the consumer.
Which GM vehicles are impacted?
The list of affected vehicles includes:
- 2021-2023 Buick Envision
- 2020-2023 Cadillac CT4
- 2020-2023 Cadillac CT5
- 2022-2023 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV
- 2022-2023 Chevy Silverado 1500
- 2022-2023 Chevy Suburban
- 2022-2023 Chevy Tahoe
- 2022-2023 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2022-2023 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL
The total number of vehicles impacted is 740,108 in the United States and 85,685 in Canada.
Neither: How much will the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 cost?
Every year, vehicle prices increase. The 2023 Silverado receives some of the smallest price bumps in the industry. The price increases for each trim of this Chevy truck are:
- WT – $800
- Custom – $1,100
- Custom Trail Boss – $1,400
- LT – $1,400
- RST – $1,500
- LT Trail Boss – $1,800
- LTZ – $1,600
- High Country – $1,400
Even though we don’t like paying more, these price increases are pretty tame for a full-size truck.
Now that story time is over; you can learn more about the 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 in the video below or check out the ZR2 off-road version of the Silverado.