These Chevy Models Get Limited Park Assist Availability10
Certain models and trim levels from the Chevy vehicle lineup will have limited availability of the Rear Park Assist feature, as well as the Front and Rear Park Assist feature. Affected models are produced on or after today, December 20th. The change in availability is the result of the ongoing global microchip shortage. It is unclear at this time if these features will be eligible for retrofitting in the future.
The Chevy vehicles affected by reduced availability for the Rear Park Assist feature include the Chevy Blazer, Chevy Colorado, and Chevy Traverse. Meanwhile, Chevy vehicles affected by reduced availability for the Front and Rear Park Assist feature include the Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited and Chevy Silverado HD.
For a complete breakdown of which models are affected by reduced availability of these features, including trim levels, check out the table below:
|Model||Affected Trim Levels||Affected Units||Rear Park Assist||Front and Rear Park Assist|
|Chevrolet Blazer||2LT, 3LT, RS, Premier||Some units||X|
|Chevrolet Colorado||WT||All units||X|
|Chevrolet Colorado||LT, Z71||Some units||X|
|Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Limited||WT, LT, RST, LT Trail Boss, LTZ, High Country||Some units||X|
|Chevrolet Silverado HD||WT, LT, LTZ, High Country||Some units||X|
|Chevrolet Traverse||LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, High Country||Some units||X|
Note that not only some units of the listed nameplates are affected by the reduced availability of these features, with the exception of units of the Chevy Colorado WT, all of which are no longer equipped with Rear Park Assist.
The reduced availability of the Rear Park Assist feature and Front and Rear Park Assist feature for certain Chevy vehicles follows reduced availability of heated seats, ventilated seats, and heated steering wheels, as GM Authority covered previously. Similar to the reduced availability of the parking features detailed above, the reduced availability of heated seats, ventilated seats, and heated steering wheels was also a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage, with General Motors reducing the availability in order to reduce the number of microchips used per vehicle produced.
Luckily, General Motors later announced that vehicles affected by the reduced availability of heated seats, ventilated seats, and heated steering wheels would be eligible for a retrofit next year at no cost to the customer. At this time, it is unclear if either the Rear Park Assist feature or the Front and Rear Park Assist feature will be eligible for retrofitting.
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Reduce safety features, not smart. Save some chips by eliminating afm/dfm or the auto stop/start. Should be adding safety features
Rear park assist isn’t that important now that backup cameras are required by law. Many other brands, such as Honda, Mini and Subaru, are dropping it or making it an option.
In fact, we have mandatory backup cameras now because people still kept running over kids with park assist.
These models don’t have reverse automatic braking so they don’t even get IIHS safety points.
They also are a bit of a pain to manufacture or repair after a crash since the sensors have to be painted, but you have to mask off a tiny ring, and there’s strict limitations on film thickness.
For us it is a must to have these features. We want to change car to have all the features that we do not have right now. We do not want to buy the blazer without it. If there is no retrofit, We are not interested to buy a Chevy blazer while the competitors have all these features. If there is retrofit, we will not have a problem to buy it. So, please consider to include these as retrofit. I do not understand why Chev has lots of problems with chip shortage while competitors dont have it as chev has.,
Why don’t automakers in general save chips by starting to make cars without unnecessary features? Take a long look at the list of tech features on the average modern car, and start cutting down sensibly. A lot of it is already ridiculous. No car needs 12-way power seats. Just back and forth and leaning the seatback up and down. Lumbar, headrests, and raising and lowering the seat can all be done manually. We don’t really need built-in navigation anymore, either… save it for Bluetooth and we can use out phones, which do a better job. It’s just in the way, and doesn’t keep updated or used over the years as well as smart phones do. Even in “safety” features, the bare minimum doesn’t need to be anymore than forward collision alert, side blind zone monitoring, and a reasonably clear backup camera with rear parking sensors. That covers the main blind spots of driving, especially in crowded cities and on freeways. And absolutely no… NO car needs a push-button start. It literally is completely unnecessary, with the existence of a fob and remote start. It won’t kill anyone to turn a key. Save chips and keep making cars. Probably better cars with fewer problems, in the long run. Less tech to break. Better perspective on what really matters. More units out there to keep generating revenue and manufacturing jobs to build them. Fewer trims to shop from, which is getting over-the-top, too. Sounds good all around.
I own another vehicle besides my Silverado. On the other vehicle with push button start it is much more convenient to be able to keep your gloves on and push a button to start. One has to take their gloves off to take your keys out of your pocket to start my truck. Fortunately-keys are going the way of the dinosaur-they are not needed to start a truck. The mechanism it self is much simpler verses a key situation.
I really, really fail to understand the “kicking and screaming” of the key thing on car forums…
Basically people trying to justify to themselves the fact that they are too poor or too cheap to buy a new(er) car.
CAN SOMEONE TELL ME Where I CAN CONFIGURE A NEW 2022 1500 SILVERADO REFRESH. ITS NOT ON CHEV .COM TOOL CONFIGURE PAGE.
I was recently told by an dealership in Georgia. That Chevrolet is attempting to get rid of the 2021 models before they’re allowing customers to order from Chevrolet.com