GMC Sierra Assist Steps Available Soon

April 30th, 2021 by

The COVID-19 pandemic severely affected the functioning of the auto industry, causing disruptions in everything from manufacturing to sales. While the auto industry has largely recovered from the detrimental effects of COVID-19 on auto sales throughout 2020, there is still some existing lack of availability for certain auto parts and accessories as a result of lingering constraints in supply chains. 

Some of the auto accessories that have been affected by COVID-19-related supply chain constraints include many of the types of assist steps that are usually available for the GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Sierra HD pickup truck models. 

There are nine different types of official GMC assist steps that are compatible with the GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Sierra HD pickup truck models. This wide variety of assist steps allows GMC Sierra drivers to choose the steps that best match their truck as well as their driving needs and preferences. 

GMC Sierra Assist Steps Available Soon

GMC Sierra Assist Steps Available Soon

Currently, five of the nine types of assist steps that are supposed to be available for the GMC Sierra 1500 and six of the nine types of assist steps for the GMC Sierra HD are unavailable due to supply chain constraints. 

Keep reading to learn more about which types of assist steps are currently available and which are unavailable for the 2021 GMC Sierra models and when the unavailable assist steps will become available again from GMC. 

Which Assist Steps are Available and Unavailable? 

The nine types of assist steps that should be available for 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 models include: 

  1. GMC MultiPro Power Steps 
  2. Chrome Wheel To Wheel Assist Steps 
  3. 6” Rectangular Black Tubular Assist Steps 
  4. 4” Round Black Tubular Assist steps 
  5. Off-Road Black Assist Steps 
  6. Black Work Assist Steps 
  7. 6” Rectangular Chromed Tubular Assist Steps 
  8. 4” Round Chromed Tubular Assist Steps 
  9. AT4 High Clearance Steps

The nine types of assist steps that should be available for the 2021 GMC Sierra HD pickup truck models include the following steps: 

  1. Black Power-Retractable Assist Steps with LED Perimeter Lighting 2. Power-Retractable Assist Steps with LED Perimeter Lighting 
  2. 6” Rectangular Black Tubular Assist Steps 
  3. 4” Round Black Tubular Assist Steps 
  4. Off-Road Black Assist Steps 
  5. Black Work Assist Steps 
  6. 6” Rectangular Chromed Tubular Assist Steps 
  7. 4” Round Chromed Tubular Assist Steps 
  8. AT4 High Clearance Steps. 

The five types of assist steps that are currently unavailable for the 2021 GMC Sierra HD include: 

  1. 6” Rectangular Black Tubular Assist Steps 
  2. 4” Round Black Tubular Assist Steps 
  3. Off-Road Black Assist Steps 
  4. 6” Rectangular Chromed Tubular Assist Steps 
  5. 4” Round Chromed Tubular Assist Steps. 

The same types of assist steps are also unavailable for the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500, and Black Work Assist Steps are also currently unavailable for 2021 Sierra 1500 models. 

When Will the Unavailable Assist Steps Become Available for the GMC Sierra Again? 

It is not known for sure exactly when the assist steps that are currently unavailable for the GMC Sierra 1500 and the GMC Sierra HD models will become available again—although GMC expects the availability of the currently impacted types of assist steps to improve sometime in early May. 

Also, some of the types of assist steps that are unavailable for the 2021 GMC Sierra models on their own are still available as parts included within certain add-on packages for the 2021 Sierra 1500 and the 2021 Sierra HD.

The unavailable 6” Rectangular Black Tubular Assist Steps are still available for the 2021 Sierra 1500 with the purchase of the Elevation Black Package that is available for the 2021 Sierra 1500 Elevation trim level only. 

The 4” Round and 6” Rectangular Chromed Tubular Assist Steps are available for the 2021 GMC Sierra HD SLE and SLT trim levels as part of the Assist Step and Floor Liner Package that is available for 2021 Sierra HD models. 

The 6” Rectangular Chromed Tubular Assist Steps are also available for the 2021 Sierra HD SLT when ordered as a part of the SLT Premium Package or the Texas Edition SLT Premium Package. 

GMC is hopeful that all of their types of assist steps that are compatible with their 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 and 2021 GMC Sierra HD pickup truck models will be available again as soon as possible—ideally within the next month. 

Until then, drivers in the market for either of these pickup truck models can still get access to some of the otherwise unavailable types of assist steps by purchasing a 2021 Sierra 1500 or 2021 Sierra HD model with one of the add-on packages that includes these unavailable assist steps.

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