GM was forced to remove heated and ventilated seats from certain 2022 model-year Cadillac XT5 models as part of its efforts to weather the semiconductor chip shortage. However, with the chip supply improving, GM has now begun retrofitting XT5 vehicles affected by these measures with heated and ventilated seats as part of a Customer Satisfaction Program.
Under this customer satisfaction program, GM will retrofit heated front seats (RPO code KA1), ventilated front seats (RPO KU9) and heated rear outboard seats (RPO KA6) to affected 2022 model-year Cadillac XT5 vehicles. This work will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owners.
Heated front seats are typically standard across all 2022 Cadillac XT5 trim levels, which include the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Sport trims. Ventilated front seats and heated outboard rear seats are optional on the Premium Luxury and Sport trims and are not offered on the Luxury trim. Other Cadillac vehicles affected by the heated/ventilated seat availability problems include the XT4 and XT5 crossovers. Cadillac’s two sedan models, the CT4 and CT5, as well as the Cadillac Escalade, were not impacted.
As a reminder, the 2022 Cadillac is available with either the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, or the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. Both engines mate with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. Under the body panels, the XT5 rides on the GM C1 platform, with production for North America taking place exclusively at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee. This plant shifted to production of the 2023 model-year Cadillac XT5 on June 10th, 2022, as GM Authority reported previously. In addition to the XT5, the Spring Hill facility also produces the Cadillac XT6, GMC Acadia, and Cadillac Lyriq EV crossovers.