These GMC Models Will Get Limited Heated Seat Availability14
As a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage, General Motors is deleting certain features from its crossover and SUV model lineup, with heated seats, ventilated seats, and heated steering wheels cut across GM’s brands. That includes GMC, and now, GM Authority is identifying exactly which GMC models are affected.
The feature deletion went into effect yesterday, November 15th, while further models will have the heated steering wheel feature deleted later this month on November 22nd. At this point, it’s uncertain exactly how long the features will be dropped from affected models, with the feature availability depending on available microchip supplies, which are currently highly variable. That said, it’s expected that the features will be unavailable for at leas the remainder of the 2022 model year.
While customers will no doubt be dismayed by the unavailability of heated seats, ventilated seats, and heated steering wheels on certain GMC models, affected models will be offered with a credit ranging between $150 and $500. What’s more, the feature unavailability varies between models and trim levels, with some units affected, and others unaffected, depending on the model and feature in question.
For the moment, affected GMC models include the GMC Acadia, GMC Canyon, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra HD, and GMC Terrain.
Looking over the list of affected models, heated seats and ventilated seats are the most heavily impacted feature, followed by heated outboard rear seats. Heated steering wheels are the least affected, with the feature only changed for certain GMC Acadia models. To note, affected GMC Acadia models still come equipped with a heated steering wheel, but the automatic activation feature has been removed.
With all that covered, here’s a complete overview of the GMC models affected by the deletion of heated seats, ventilated seats, and heated steering wheels as of November 15th production:
|Model||Affected Trim Levels||Affected Units||Heated Front Seats||Ventilated Front Seats||Heated Outboard Rear Seats||Heated Steering Wheel|
|GMC Acadia||SLE, SLT, AT4||Some units||X|
|GMC Acadia||SLT, AT4||Some units||X|
|GMC Acadia||SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X||X1|
|GMC Canyon||Elevation, AT4, Denali||All units||X|
|GMC Canyon||Denali||All units||X|
|GMC Sierra 1500 Limited||SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4||Some units||X|
|GMC Sierra 1500 Limited||SLT, AT4||Some units||X|
|GMC Sierra 1500 Limited||SLT, AT4, Denali||All units||X2|
|GMC Sierra HD||SLE, SLT, AT4||Some units||X|
|GMC Sierra HD||SLT, AT4||Some units||X|
|GMC Sierra HD||SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X3|
|GMC Terrain||SLE, SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X|
|GMC Terrain||Denali||Some units||X||X|
- X – Feature made unavailable as of November 15 production
- 1 – Heated steering wheel still available, but automatic activation feature removed
- 2 – Feature unavailable since beginning of 2022 model year production
- 3 – Feature unavailable since late July 2021 production
To note, GM Authority has already covered which Chevy models are affected by the latest feature deletion, so check out that post for more info.
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It was hard to justify a Terrain Denali with the 1.5l. Now it’s even harder to justify it without heated or ventilated seats. At least they still have a heated steering wheel for now?
Next update: Doors optional. Of course that will be after the windshield delete. Pretty soon we’ll be driving around in $50,000 Go-Carts.
Does it say how (if at all) they will treat existing orders?
I have a friend who owns a Chevrolet dealership. He received notification last Friday that the incoming orders will not have the features shown above. A customer has ordered a $70K Suburban LT Z71 and now he has to notify them that it sill not have heated seats, ventilated seats or heated steering wheel. This website announced Thursday of last week that this was going to happen and GM notified dealers Friday. Probably shoot the messenger time with many of these transactions.
Sorry if I needed a new vehicle now I would refuse to buy a Denali with no heated wheel or seats.
They needed to look at this in a regional across all lines as heated seats are more important in the north than south. Only install them in vehicles going to northern dealers.
Since when does a heating pad need a microchip anyway. These vehicles have got way too techy.
Seems that it should be done regionally. Here in FL, I use ventilated seat every time I drive, yet can’t remember when I used the heated steering wheel or heated seats. Up North I could imagine the demand would be reversed. I would not accept delivery of a new vehicle without ventilated seats!
“Our” 2017 Acadia with the heated, ventilated seats and heated steering wheel is a “necessity” as far as wife is concerned. Without these “options” she (and me) is a non-customer. She would normally be shopping now and trading in the 2017 for a 2022. But with low to no inventories and “option” non-availabilities, it’s time to wait these shortages out.
Is it too much to hope that GM/gm would still provide the wiring under the seat so these options could be easily added later or facilitate an after market plug and play solution?
If you own GM stock, time to bail !! Sales should fall through the floor. I sure wouldn’t buy one now if I was in the market.
Here in Ontario Canada 🇨🇦 Heated seats is a must and heated steering wheel is great specially on those cold winter morning when it’s minus 10 with the wind chill kind of hard to justify the deletion of these option but I do get the ongoing semi conductor problem was ready to order a 2022 Terrain denali at my local dealer said this deletion was going to be indefinitely for this model year really wanted to purchase new vehicle. . I tell you I find out more information here then at my local dealer even the sales staff at my local dealer agree with me that they are the last to know gm keeps them in the dark !
I’m in Alberta where it’s -40 for weeks on end. I wouldn’t even consider buying a a new vehicle without heated seats, especially considering what they are charging for even basic trucks and suv’s these days.
That stimulus bill should have included a MICROCHIP FACTORY!!! This is absolute idiocy!!!
Imagine, a 80+K Denali w/no heated cooled seats,
No heated steering wheel, No pwr boards, no tow pkg
Option, (and you don’t know about the further de-content coming) NO pwr tilt or telescopic steering wheel, NO auto start, and No push button start (back to a regular flip key)…. And more to come. I cancelled my order 2months ago,
LOL… any method to reduce ICE buying so the world can buy EV’s. 1) COVID excuse 2) labor reduction excuse 3) Chip reduction 4) parts shortages 4) shutting down oil production for skyrocketing gas prices 5) mandating vaccine under OSHA and reducing labor even more and 6) supply chain issues creating delays… Each impacting ICE sales and increasing EV sales.
So let’s make the buyers suffer a slow death… yeah, start eliminating features and options and blame one of the above excuses to drop ICE sales and give incentives for producing and selling EV’s for union shops only. Now, a % of your purchase money for a gm purchase goes to LGBQ support…
Trust and integrity…out the window.