2022 Buick Enclave Heated Seat Retrofits Under Way8
GM resolved the constraint on heated front seats (RPO code KA1), ventilated front seats (RPO KU9) and heated rear outboard seats (RPO KA6) for the 2022 Buick Enclave in February, allowing these features to return to the model’s order books in regular capacity. The automaker has now begun to retrofit these features in vehicles that were built without them before the constraint was resolved, GM Authority has learned, with affected vehicles set to be serviced through a customer satisfaction program.
Heated front seats are standard on the 2022 model-year Buick Enclave across all trim levels, including the entry-level Essence, mid-grade Premium and range-topping Avenir. The mid-grade Premium and range-topping Avenir models both come standard with ventilated front seats and heated rear outboard seats, as well. Neither ventilated front seats nor heated rear outboard seats can be equipped on the entry-level Essence trim.
GM was forced to pull some electronic features from certain models last year and earlier this year amid the semiconductor chip shortage. This allowed the automaker to maintain adequate production output of certain vehicles even if it lacked chips.
The Buick Enclave was not alone in being impacted by the semiconductor chip shortage. Other Buick models that were affected by these feature deletions include the Buick Encore GX and Buick Envision. A number of Chevy vehicles and GMC vehicles were also affected by similar changes.
The 2022 Buick Enclave rides on the GM C1 platform and is powered by GM’s naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine. Output from the V6 is rated at 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm, with power sent through GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available. GM shifted to production of the 2023 model-year Buick Enclave at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan on June 11th, 2022. The closely related Chevy Traverse is also produced at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant.
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There is no such thing as a GM Customer Satisfaction program. I was promised that I would have my heated seat module replaced by March 31st by my dealer. That didn’t happen.
Even the agreement I was required to sign acknowledging the vehicle I was buying didn’t have the heated seal module. That agreement stated I would be receiving the module by “summer” 2022. Well “summer” is just about over and no module yet. The dealer then promised for the “end of the second quarter” (June 30th) and you guessed it that didn’t happen. Called Chevrolet to inquire about parts availability. After checking they informed me that they were aware of the situation and the estimate is now November. Don’t believe anything GM says…..they have no intentions to do what they promise.
We second that because we’re waiting for the Park Assist chip module for our 2022 Buick Enclave that was promise a month after we bought it, then by the end of the first quarter (which didn’t happen), then by “summer” 2022, that didn’t happen, then by the end of the 3rd quarter which didn’t happen. Then we were told that GM is putting together a list of customers for chips to be retrofitted. After calling GM Customer Satisfaction Program, they said they can’t really promise anything and to check with your dealer. If the dealer has no idea and GM has no idea, maybe they are never going to anything. The frustration is that you paid for a 100% car, along with the increases they are passing on to consumers, and there is no compensation for not having a car that is 100%.
Interesting to see if they will ever be good on their word. With this experience, if we don’t get a 100% car, we’ll just keep extending the lease until they get the chip issue resolved.
So the Buick Enclave heated seats retrofits are on the way, when do you think the PARK ASSIST retrofits will start? It would be nice to know that the oldest issues would be addressed first, but it would also be just nice to know when to expect that will take place.
That’s great and all. But when will the ‘22 Enclaves that need the chip for Park Assist be retrofitted?
We have the 2022 Buick Enclave Avenir and are waiting for the Park Assist chip to be retrofitted as well. We just keep getting the run around. I understand there was a chip shortage, but come on. And to sell cars knowing missing these chips is pretty shrewd and taking advantage of the consumers along with raising the prices on these car as you can’t even negotiate with the dealers anymore. It’s like this is the price plus an add on cost due to the dealers not having inventory, is criminal.
My. 2022 Buick Enclave has retrofits due for a heated steering wheel, and the audio for parking alert.
When and how will I be I be informed?
I am still waiting,,,,,and it’s Almost Christmas,,,,WHEN WILL I GET IT