GM Authority can confirm that a supply problem has caused a shortage of the 22-inch 6-split-spoke Chrome wheels (RPO code SF1) for the 2021 Tahoe and 2021 Suburban. These wheels, pictured above, are a dealer-installed LPO-level option with an MSRP of $2,995.
Customers who have already placed an order for a 2021 Tahoe or Suburban with these 22-inch wheels will still receive them on the vehicle they ordered. It’s actually dealerships that will have to bear the brunt of this problem, as affected dealer-ordered inventory units that aren’t retail customer orders will not be receiving the RPO SF1 wheels. Instead, GM intends to install either the 22-inch Multi-spoke Chrome wheels (RPO SF2) or the 22-inch Bright Chrome Wheels (RPO SF0) on affected dealer inventory models. The bottom line here is that even though some dealers won’t be receiving the exact wheels they ordered, no paying Chevy customers who already placed their order will be impacted.
It’s not clear if this supply issue can be traced back to the COVID-19 pandemic, though GM has said that it is working diligently to ensure its supply chain remains unaffected by the ongoing global crisis. It has been particularly focused on protecting the supply chain for full-size SUVs like the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban, as well as its full-size pickups, as these are some of the automaker’s most profitable and best-selling vehicles.
The Chevy Tahoe and Suburban, which are all new for the 2021 model year, are built alongside the GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade at the GM Arlington Assembly plant in Texas. The Tahoe is priced from $50,295, while the larger Suburban starts at $52,995.