2021 Full-Size GM SUVs To Lose Wireless Phone Charger23
Certain full-size GM SUVs will no longer come equipped with Wireless Phone Charging. The deletion of the feature is the result of the ongoing global microchip shortage.
Affected models include certain 2021 Chevy Tahoe, 2021 Chevy Suburban, and 2021 GMC Yukon / Yukon XL full-size GM SUVs produced on or after July 12th, 2021. Affected models will be tagged with RPO code 00C, indicating that they are not equipped with the Wireless Phone Charging feature, and will also include a $75 MSRP credit.
The affected trim levels within each model line include:
2021 Chevy Tahoe
- LT, Z71, Premier, High Country
2021 Chevy Suburban
- LT, Z71, Premier, High Country
2021 GMC Yukon / Yukon XL
- SLT, AT4, Denali
With the deletion of Wireless Phone Charging from certain full-size GM SUVs, General Motors hopes to enable the continued production and delivery of these in-demand vehicles.
The change in availability for the Wireless Phone Charger feature is expected to remain in place for the remainder of the 2021 model year for each of the affected full-size GM SUVs.
The microchip shortage has impacted the entirety of the automotive industry, reducing production numbers and vehicle availability around the world. Back in May, one estimate placed impacted GM production figures at a loss of 278,000 units.
In response, General Motors has deleted certain features from some of its most popular models in order to continue production and meet strong demand. In addition to the loss of the Wireless Phone Charger feature described above, GM has also deleted the Electronic Steering Column Lock feature from certain full-size GM SUVs, including the 2021 Chevy Tahoe, 2021 Chevy Suburban, 2021 GMC Yukon / Yukon XL, and the 2021 Cadillac Escalade / Escalade ESV.
What’s more, automatic engine stop-start has also been deleted from full-size GM SUVs equipped with either the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine or 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine when mated to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
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Wow. Are all the other automakers doing this same thing? Not specifically with the wireless charging, but getting rid of features just to get the vehicles out the door?? I haven’t seen too many axed features that would be missed too much until now…just wondering how far they are willing to go with deletion of features to mitigate the effects of the chip shortage.
Yes they all are doing some deletions. If not they are stock piling vehicles to finish later or just shutting down.
GM for the most has done away with things people would pay to go with out like auto stop. The charger here is the first I have seen that might matter more. But it is one that is easy to put in later if you still want it,
GM has worked smart in getting the product out that is making the money, It is holding down the damage that could have been done. The question is how long will they be able to keep up the balancing act,
Maybe it’s time to wait instead of buying a vehicle now wait a year when the dust settles
I agree about the charger. Auto-stop and start, not so much but wireless charging is a “necessary” option for some people. May seen minor but buying decisions are more about emotion rather than practicality in a lot of cases. I to wonder about the ability to retrofit once the charger chips are available. If so its an acceptable deal. If not I probably would pass until they are available.
I wish they would delete the cheap, crappy interiors in the trucks!
Why would they want to put a car interior in their trucks and alienate their key and largest clientele? You really do shock people with your imbecile remarks saying the same thing over and over again. Someone have too much time in their parents basement?
Generous gm went from$50 to $75 getting closer to being able to buy a set of $20 walmart grade mud flaps that gm sells for $99.99
If you buy accessories like that from the dealer you clearly don’t value your money.
Nothing says financially smart like spending $75,000+ on a new vehicle and it DOESNT have wireless charging lolol.
Coming from a Finance guy, where in the world does that have any representation of how financially smart someone it?
The spending $75k on a vehicle part. Cars are a terrible investment, and are almost all worth next to nothing in about 10 years.
If you think spending $75,000 on a vehicle to *look cool* is smart financially then you are an idiot.
Then again there are plenty of people in America that have to much money & have no idea what to do with it.
There goes Nosense talking out of his butt again.
Will customers be able to retrofit certain things deleted after sufficient supply of microchips?
You mean by trading your car in on a new one?
A $75 credit? Really? Should be at least a $200 credit, come on GM. Not cool. Are you at least going to equip those vehicles at a later date when the chips do become available???
WOW, bought my 2021 GMC Denali XL loaded in October of last year. Probably paid a little to much but I got every option available. As a customer I would have hard time buying one of these without all the options. As for the $75 credit related to the phone charger, that is a joke. My poor local dealer that usually keeps 100’s of GMC’s in stock has almost nothing on their lots. have been a GMC guy for over 30 years but something is really wrong here.
I don’t know what a few people are complaining about the interiors on the Silverado and Sierra looks pretty good and functional to me or if you would rather have the Dodge you know where the dealership is
Ram. It’s been called Ram for over a decade now.
And in case you haven’t checked the sales data, a huge number of people have decided to do just that.
Excuse me Nate it’s pretty much the same company putting lipstick on the same vehicle he seem to be a Mopar fan go buy it you’ll see the issues you have with electrical and body issues but that’s your decision
I’m a Mopar fan because I can read the sales data?
And to think, earlier this week I was a Toyota fan when I pointed out the Tacoma sales.
One more thing about the sales the ram is a lot cheaper than the competitors where I live you’re replacing quarter panels within three years Along with a lot of other body parts