As General Motors continues to battle the effects of the global microchip shortage, The General has been forced to place a variety of features under constraint, with models across the GM lineup affected. Previously, GM Authority covered the 2022 Chevy models and 2022 GMC models currently facing feature availability constraints, and now, we’re taking a look at the 2022 Cadillac models currently under constraint.
According to an announcement made as of March 14th production, several Cadillac models are currently under constraint for certain features. Affected models include the Cadillac CT4, Cadillac CT5, Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac XT4, Cadillac XT5, and Cadillac XT6.
Affected features for these Cadillac models include the Heated Steering Wheel feature, Heated Front Seats, Ventilated Front Seats, Heated Outboard Rear Seats, Rear Park Assist, and Front and Rear Park Assist. Several of these features were under constraint previously as a result of the microchip shortage, as GM Authority has covered in the past.
Look over the table below for a more complete breakdown of the Cadillac models and features currently under constraint:
|Model||Affected Trim Levels||Affected Units||Heated Steering Wheel||Heated Front Seats||Ventilated Front Seats||Heated Outboard Rear Seats||Rear Park Assist||Front And Rear Park Assist|
|CT4||Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, CT4-V||Some units||X2||X3|
|CT4||Premium Luxury, Sport, CT4-V||Some units||X3||X1|
|CT5||Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, CT5-V||Some units||X2||X3|
|CT5||Premium Luxury, Sport, CT5-V||Some units||X3||X1|
|XT4||Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport||Some units||X2||X5||X5|
|XT4||Premium Luxury, Sport||Some units||X5||X4|
|XT5||Luxury, Premium Luxury||Some units||X3|
|XT5||Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport||Some units||X6|
|XT5||Premium Luxury||Some units||X3|
|XT5||Premium Luxury, Sport||Some units||X7||X3,8|
|XT6||Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport||Some units||X6|
|XT6||Luxury, Premium Luxury||Some units||X3|
|XT6||Premium Luxury||Some units||X3|
|XT6||Premium Luxury, Sport||Some units||X3,8|
- Feature made unavailable as of January 24, 2022 production
- Feature made unavailable as of December 6, 2021 production
- Feature made unavailable as of March 14, 2022 production
- Feature made unavailable as of January 3, 2022 production
- Feature made unavailable as of November 15, 2021 production
- Feature made unavailable as of December 20, 2021 production
- Feature made unavailable as of February 14, 2022 production
- Feature made unavailable between November 15, 2021 and February 20, 2022 production
The global microchip shortage is the result of myriad different factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, which not only created production delays, but also created increased demand for electronic devices. What’s more, the China-U.S. trade war and other factors compounded the shortage. With regard to the latest news, the recent earthquake in Japan has forced Renesas, a GM microchip supplier, to temporarily shut down operations.
To help curb the effects of the microchip shortage, General Motors prioritized its full-size SUV and pickup truck models. General Motors is also working with a number of major chip manufacturers to develop its own family of microcontrollers with the aim to reducing the complexity and costs associated with the latest automobile features. On the political front, the Biden Administration has backed a $52 billion microchip production bill to boost domestic manufacturing.