The global microchip shortage continues to impact General Motors, as well as the broader automotive industry. The latest news for The General regarding the microchip shortage are continuing constraints for various features, including several models under the GMC brand. Now, GM Authority is covering the latest chip-focused constraints for GMC.
For those who may have missed it, GM Authority recently covered the Chevy models currently facing feature constraints as a result of the microchip shortage, so check out that post for more information.
Regarding GMC, an announcement made as of March 14th production indicates that several GMC models are currently under constraint for certain features. Affected models include the GMC Acadia, GMC Canyon, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Sierra HD, GMC Terrain, and the GMC Yukon.
The features under constraint for these models include the Heated Steering Wheel feature, Heated Front Seats, Heated Outboard Rear Seats, Rear Park Assist, and Front and Rear Park Assist. As GM Authority has covered in the past, many of these features were previously under constraint as a result of the microchip shortage.
For a complete breakdown of the 2022 GMC models and features under constraint, see the table below:
|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|
|Acadia||SLE, SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X1|
|Acadia||SLE, SLT, AT4||Some units||X2,3|
|Acadia||SLT, AT4||Some units||X2,3|
|Acadia||SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X2,3|
|Canyon||Elevation Standard, Elevation, AT4, Denali||Some units||X1|
|Canyon||Elevation, AT4, Denali||All units||X2,3|
|Sierra 1500 Limited||Pro, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X1|
|Sierra 1500 Limited||SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4||All units||X4|
|Sierra 1500 Limited||SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4||Some units||X5|
|Sierra 1500 Limited||SLT, AT4||Some units||X5|
|Sierra 1500 Limited||SLT, AT4, Denali||All units||X6|
|Sierra 1500||Pro, SLE, Elevation||Some units||X6|
|Sierra 1500||SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4||Some units||X3|
|Sierra 1500||SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X6|
|Sierra 1500||SLT, AT4||Some units||X3|
|Sierra 1500||SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X3|
|Sierra 1500||SLT, AT4, AT4, AT4X, Denali, Denali Ultimate||Some units||X6|
|Sierra HD||Pro, SLE, SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X1|
|Sierra HD||SLE, SLT, AT4||Some units||X2,3|
|Sierra HD||SLT, AT4||Some units||X2,3|
|Sierra HD||SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X7|
|Terrain||SLE, SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X3,8|
|Yukon||SLE, SLT, AT4, Denali||Some units||X9|
|Yukon||SLT, AT4||Some units||X4||X3||X3||X3|
- Feature made unavailable as of December 20, 2021 production
- Feature made unavailable between November 15, 2021 and February 20, 2022 production
- Feature made unavailable as of March 14, 2022 production
- Feature made unavailable as of December 6, 2021 production
- Feature made unavailable as of November 15, 2021 production
- Feature unavailable since beginning of 2022 model year production
- Feature unavailable since July 26, 2021 production
- Feature made unavailable between November 15, 2021 and February 28, 2022 production
- Feature made unavailable as of January 24, 2022 production
The global microchip shortage is the result of a number of different factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, which curtailed chip production and increased demand for electronics, the China-U.S. trade war, and manufacturing shutdowns, among other issues. Recently, an earthquake in Japan resulted in production delays for Renesas, a GM microchip supplier.
To help curtail the effects of the shortage, General Motors prioritized its most popular models, specifically its full-size SUVs and pickups. Looking ahead, General Motors aims to reduce the effects of possible future shortages through the development of its own family of microcontrollers through a partnership with seven major microchip suppliers.
The federal government is also eyeing solutions to the chip shortage, with the Biden Administration backing a $52 billion microchip bill aimed at bolstering domestic chip production.