The 2022 GMC Yukon is the second model year of the all-new fifth-generation SUV, introducing only a few small changes and updates as compared to the previous 2021 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2022 GMC Yukon is currently offered with limited availability for the Reverse Automatic Braking feature.
For those readers who may be unaware, the GM Reverse Automatic Braking feature uses onboard radar and ultrasonic sensors to detect when a potentially hazardous object is behind the vehicle. The system will issue an alert if such an object is detected, and will automatically apply the brakes if necessary.
The Reverse Automatic Braking feature for the GMC Yukon (RPO code UVZ) is a new addition for the 2022 model year, and is normally included and only available with the Advanced Technology Package (RPO code CWN), which includes the following content (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- Adaptive Cruise Control (KSG)
- Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking (UGN)
- Reverse Automatic Braking (UVZ)
- Rear Camera Mirror (DRZ)
- Rear Camera Mirror Washer (CWA)
- Advanced Security Package content (NWM)
The Advanced Technology Package is priced at $1,880, and is offered as optional for 2022 GMC Yukon Denali trim levels, including Yukon XL Denali. The Advanced Technology Package also requires the Max Trailering Package (RPO code NHT), priced at $415.
Now, however, some units of the 2022 GMC Yukon built on or after January 25th that would normally have Reverse Automatic Braking will not include this feature.
It’s currently unclear why Reverse Automatic Braking has limited availability for the 2022 GMC Yukon, but the ongoing global microchip shortage may play a role.
As a reminder, the GMC Yukon is available with three engine options, including the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.