The 2022 Chevy Equinox was among the GM vehicles that had limited heated and ventilated seat availability due to the semiconductor chip shortage. Just like the other vehicles that were affected by this parts constraint, GM has started a customer satisfaction program to retrofit heated seats in affected Chevy Equinox models, which will be carried out over the coming months.
GM began producing certain examples of the 2022 Chevy Equinox without heated and ventilated seats as of the November 15th, 2021 production date in an effort to cut back on the number of chips it was using at the height of the shortage. It will not begin retrofitting heated seats in these vehicles, with the customer satisfaction program set to conclude on October 31st, 2025, after which affected vehicles will no longer be eligible.
On the 2022 Chevy Equinox, heated front seats (RPO code KA1) are included and only available with Driver Convenience Package (RPO code ZQ2) on LT trim level models, while the feature is standard on RS and Premier trim levels. The feature is not offered with the LS trim level.
Heated rear outboard seats, meanwhile, (RPO code KA6) are included and only available with the Driver Convenience II Package (RPO code ZQ3) on Premier trim levels, and are not offered on LS, LT, or RS trims. The ventilated driver seat (RPO code KU1) and ventilated front passenger seat (RPO code KU3) are included and only available with the Driver Convenience II Package (RPO code ZQ3) for the Premier trim level and are not offered on LS, LT, or RS.
GM once again began producing the 2022 Chevy Equinox with heated and ventilated seats as of the May 1st production date. Production of the Equinox for the North American market takes place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant and the GM San Luis Potosí plant, both located in Mexico.