2022 GMC Yukon Adds Buckle To Drive Feature5
The 2022 GMC Yukon arrives as the second model year of the latest fifth-generation SUV, introducing a few updates and changes over the initial 2021 model year. Among these is the addition of the Buckle To Drive safety feature.
The Buckle To Drive safety feature for the 2022 GMC Yukon is tagged with RPO code T8Z, and is included as standard across the lineup.
For those readers who may not know, Buckle To Drive encourages seat belt use by preventing the vehicle from being shifted out of park until the driver has fastened their seat belt. If the driver attempts to shift out of Park without their seat belt fastened, the system will issue a display message in the gauge cluster reading “Buckle Seat Belt to Shift.” Once the driver has fastened their seat belt, the vehicle can be shifted out of Park. The system will also time out after 20 seconds regardless of whether the driver’s seat belt has been fastened.
The Buckle To Drive feature is offered as part of onboard Teen Driver mode, and can be turned off or on via the settings or Teen Driver menu. Teen Driver mode can be enabled using a PIN in the Settings menu to register the teen’s specific key fob, while also preventing the Buckle To Drive feature from being disabled when the teen is in the driver’s seat.
The system also included on the 2022 Chevy Tahoe, 2022 Chevy Suburban, and 2022 Cadillac Escalade, as well as the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5. The feature originally launched on certain Chevy models for the 2020 model year, including the Traverse, Malibu, and Colorado.
Further safety features onboard the 2022 GMC Yukon include Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Front Pedestrian Braking, Rear Park Assist, and IntelliBeam automatic headlamp control.
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IN 1973 WHEN THE NEW 1974 CARS WERE COMING. CHEVROLET PUT A NO START SYSTEM IN PLACE IF YOUR BELT WAS NOT LATCHED IT WOULD NOT START. WITHIN 6 MOS. THEY HAD AN OVER RIDE SYSTEM IN PLACE . THE PEOPLE WOULD NOT STAND FOR IT BACK THEN.
I envision a funny part in a movie would be two cops get into say a brand new Yukon to go after a crook in a old car. They try to put the car in drive but can’t since they realize they have to buckle up. They then drive and want to go through a small wall following the crook but the car auto brakes and prevents them, they then throw it in reverse only to have the car autobrake as their were cars behind them. They finally turn down a street and there is the crook with a gun pointed at them. They accelerate toward the crook while he shoots, only for the car to auto brake before hitting him, in which the crook has an easy shot and gets the cops…
Nothing like another pain in the ass feature. That will be real handy for someone that just wants to back their vehicle up to hook to a trailer or someone who just wants to move to vehicle on their own property.
Leave people alone. Yes good idea to wear seatbelts but this idea sucks. Could really be bad in an emergency.
This is a useful feature for fleets, like construction trucks. OSHA requires use of seatbelts at all times, requires that employers enforce this, and will issue citations and fines, especially if an accident occurs.
There is no exemption in those cases you say, seatbelts are definitely required off-road on construction sites, e.g. somebody drives across a steep slope and the vehicle rolls over. That’s when fatalities happen, when people think they’re going to move it a hundred feet and don’t think and prepare.
If you don’t like it on your personal vehicle, then don’t turn it on. There’s already a feature that disables the radio without the seatbelt, and one that limits speed to 85 MPH.
Welcome to the Nanny State. It is surprisingly handsome, though. Even the dashboard is amazingly well styled for a modern anything. Good work, GMC. Now, if they’ll only add the manual controls option where you to can delete the horrible touchscreen for credit in favor of all traditional style controls. That’d be true luxury. Imagine reaching out to your radio on/off/volume knob on the left and rotary tuning on the right? And a nice bolt action column shifter engineered to operate with luxurious, well oiled precision?