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.
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.