General Motors has resolved the availability issues with the heated and ventilated front seats on the 2022 GMC Acadia, GM Authority has learned.
Starting with the February 21st production start date, there will be no more heated and/or ventilated seat constraints for the 2022 GMC Acadia. The availability of the seats was previously constrained due to the semiconductor chip shortage, as we first reported in November of last year.
With this change, all vehicles that were built between November 15th, 2021 and February 21st, 2022 without the heated and/or ventilated seats will be eligible to have these features retrofitted at a dealership at a later date.
On the 2022 GMC Acadia, Heated Front Seats (RPO code KA1) are standard on the SLT, AT4 and Denali trim levels, although the range-topping Denali trim was unaffected by the chip shortage. The only way to order Heated Front Seats on the base-level SLE trim is by ordering the Driver Convenience Package (RPO ZQ2).
Meanwhile, the Ventilated Front Seats (RPO KU9) are typically only available with the Luxury Package (RPO WPL) on SLT and AT4 trim levels and are not available on the base-level SLE. The Ventilated Front Seats are also standard on the Denali trim, which was unaffected by the shortage.
Certain GMC vehicles have also faced limited heated steering wheel availability since last November, but while the heated/ventilated seats have returned, this change will remain in place for the time being.
GM’s Chief Financial Officer, Paul Jacobson, said earlier this month that he expects the chip supply to improve in the second half of 2022, meaning other chip-related supply shortages affecting various GM vehicles should also start to lift over the course of the year.