Chevrolet Silverado: Doors / Power Assist Steps

Chevrolet Silverado 2019-2024 Owners Manual / Keys, Doors, and Windows / Doors / Power Assist Steps


To avoid personal injury or property damage, before entering or exiting the vehicle, be sure the power assist step is fully extended. Do not step on the power assist step while it is moving. Never place hands or other body parts between the extended power assist step and the vehicle.

If equipped, the power assist steps, when enabled, will extend when the door is opened. They will retract three seconds after the door is closed or immediately if the vehicle starts moving.

Keep hands, children, pets, objects, and clothing clear of the power assist steps when in motion.

The steps will reverse direction if there is an obstruction. If possible, carefully remove the obstruction, then open and close the door on the same side to complete the motion. If the obstruction is not cleared, the assist steps remain extended.

Slight movement of the steps while extended is normal.

Kick Switch

  1. Place the vehicle in P (Park) and unlock the doors.
  2. Kick the switch to extend the power assist step to the tire. A Driver Information Center (DIC) message displays.
  3. Kick the switch again to return to normal operation.

Power Tailgate

Warning Make sure there is no one in the way of the power tailgate as it is opening and closing, and keep hands away from the tailgate hinges when in use...

Center Stack Switch

The power assist steps can be extended to the tire by pressing . When extending the steps with , the kick switch is disabled. The vehicle must be in P (Park) or N (Neutral)...

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