These Cadillac Models Will Get Limited Park Assist Availability1
Certain Cadillac models will have limited availability of the Rear Park Assist feature and Front and Rear Park Assist feature. The limited availability of these two parking features will go into effect for Cadillac models produced on or after December 20th, 2021. The reduced availability is the result of the ongoing global microchip shortage.
The Cadillac models affected by the change in availability include the luxury marque’s crossover lineup, with some units of the Cadillac XT4 no longer equipped with Rear Park Assist, and some units of the Cadillac XT4, Cadillac XT5, and Cadillac XT6 no longer equipped with Front and Rear Park Assist. Note that only some units of these Cadillac crossovers are affected by the change in availability.
Check out a complete breakdown of which Cadillac models are affected by the change in availability of these two parking features, including the trim levels, with the table below:
|Model||Affected Trim Levels||Affected Units||Rear Park Assist||Front and Rear Park Assist||Production Date Start|
|Cadillac XT4||Luxury||Some units||X||January 3|
|Cadillac XT4||Premium Luxury, Sport||Some units||X||January 3|
|Cadillac XT5||Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport||Some units||X||December 20|
|Cadillac XT6||Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport||Some units||X||December 20|
As GM Authority covered previously, several GMC vehicles and Chevy vehicles are also affected by limited availability of the Rear Park Assist feature and Front and Rear Park Assist feature. Check out our previous coverage for more information.
The change in availability for these two parking features follows the reduced availability of heated seats, ventilated seats, and heated steering wheels across the General Motors lineup. Similar to the parking feature change, the change in availability for heated seats, ventilated seats, and heated steering wheels was put in place to reduce the number of microchips required to produce each GM vehicle.
However, following the announcement of reduced availability for heated seats, ventilated seats, and heated steering wheels, General Motors stated that it would retrofit these features next year at no cost to the customer.
At this point, it’s unclear if those GM vehicles affected by the reduced availability of the two parking features mentioned above will also be eligible for retrofitting some time in the future, or if GM will offer a credit to customers.
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This would be a hard sell for me without that feature on a luxury model. I would pass up on them.