As GM Authority covered previously, the 2022 Chevy Traverse was among several Chevrolet vehicles affected by the global microchip shortage, and as such, faced availability issues for the ventilated seats feature. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that General Motors has resolved the ventilated seats constraint in the 2022 Chevy Traverse.
Units produced as of February 21st will once again offer the Heated Front Seats (RPO code KA1), Ventilated Front Seats (RPO code KU9), and Heated Rear Outboard Seats (RPO code KA6) features. Each of these features was constrained for 2022 Chevy Traverse models produced since November 15th, 2021 due to the microchip shortage.
The Heated Front Seats feature is included and only available with the Convenience and Driver Confidence Package (RPO code ZL3) on LT Cloth trim levels, and included as standard on LT Leather, RS, Premier, and High Country trim levels. It’s also worth noting that availability of this feature on 2022 Chevy Traverse High Country trims was unaffected by the microchip shortage.
Meanwhile, Ventilated Front Seats are normally included as standard on Premier and High Country trims. Like the Heated Front Seats, the availability of Ventilated Front Seats Note was unaffected by the microchip shortage with regard to 2022 Chevy Traverse High Country trims.
Finally, Heated Rear Outboard Seats are normally standard equipment on Premier and High Country trims. Both trims were affected by the microchip shortage with regard to the Heated Rear Outboard Seats feature.
It’s also worth noting that the Heated Steering Wheel feature is still facing limited availability at this time.
As a reminder, the 2022 Chevy Traverse is the fifth model year of the second-generation nameplate, introducing a model refresh consisting of updates to the exterior and interior. Powertrain options are limited to the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm, connecting to the GM 9-speed automatic transmission.