2022 GMC Yukon Regains Automatic Stop/Start Feature7
The 2022 GMC Yukon will once again be equipped with the Automatic Engine Stop/Start feature, GM Authority has learned.
Starting with units produced on or after December 13th, new 2022 GMC Yukon models equipped with either the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine or naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine will feature the Automatic Engine Stop/Start feature (RPO code KL9) as standard.
General Motors removed the Automatic Engine Stop/Start feature from new units of the GMC Yukon in October as a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage. Buyers who purchased a vehicle affected by the feature deletion were offered a $50 credit.
The 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban were also affected by the deletion of Automatic Engine Stop/Start. However, as GM Authority covered previously, both the 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban have regained the feature as of December 13th.
As a reminder, the Automatic Engine Stop/Start feature automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped, such as at a stoplight or in heavy traffic. As soon as the driver removes their foot from the brake, the system restarts the engine, thus increasing fuel economy and decreasing emissions.
Like the rest of the full-size GM SUV lineup, the 2022 GMC Yukon rides on the GM T1 platform and is equipped with an independent rear suspension. In addition to the 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine and 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine previously mentioned, the Yukon is also offered with the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax.
All three engines connect to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Customers can get the 2022 GMC Yukon in both a standard body length and extended body length Yukon XL, the former of which is 210.7 inches long, and the latter of which is 225.7 inches long. Production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas.
Subscribe to GM Authority for more GMC Yukon news, GMC news, General Motors technology news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
- Sweepstakes Of The Month: Win a 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible. Details here.
Personally I don’t like the feature and turn it off all the time. I wish they would install a button so it can be deleted until I might want it. I see no savings, rather than the costs of replacing a starter when it eventually fails. I hope this isn’t the reason that production of vehicles was slowed for the last year on GM and other cars.
Is there a disable button in the 2022 Yukon SLT for this?
I just ordered a new 2022 Yukon yesterday and was informed by the dealership that the rear entertainment screens were not available due to the chip shortage and that they were told it might return by early Q2 next year.
Did anybody else get told the same thing recently? I couldn’t find anything on this site regarding the multimedia screens.
Yup, I was told the same.
I wouldn’t buy any car that had that start stop BS..
I’m catching up – I’ve been trying to keep track of what has been discontinued because of the chip shortage:
• Wireless charging
• Electronic steering column lock
• 4 way power lumbar support
And, brought back the start/stop — the one feature I absolutely hate? I would pay $50 for the override! Do they drive the cars the build?
I’d love to hear about it when they make the PERMANENT OFF a standard feature!