2022 Chevy Equinox Heated Seat Retrofits Under Way20
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.
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Well its about time! America sure learn a lesson from the chip shortage. With the majority of computer chips being manufactured overseas, it caused us to wake up. American consumers should never have to experience this problem again because chips are going to be made in the good old USA. 🇱🇷
I bought my 2020 22 Chevy equinox in March 2022. I was told The module for My heated Seats Would be done in June And then it was July Then it was August or September ridiculous. I Paid for heated seats When I bought it from the dealership
Some editing needs to be done?…NOW and not NOT???? “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.”
What about the GMC Terrain??
More hollow promises from GM. When will GM learn what true Customer Service is? Been waiting 8 months for the module replacement.
This article is not very clear… is this exclusively for the cars that only have the heated seat option, or does this also include models with vented seats?
Like others have previously stated, this article needs a bit of spell check….
What about the 2022 blazer
Will we be notified by Chevy dealership to bring car in
Does this mean that all 2023 Equinoxes will come with all their chips, or does this “buy now, install later” program extend to the 2023’s?
Speaking of the 2023 Equinox, anyone know why GM bothered to change out the engine to one that is virtually identical?
I have yet to speak to anyone who has been notified by GM to schedule an appointment to have this retrofit done. And I’ve been on several GM vehicle forums
What about the 2022 blazer missing a chips
I bought my 2022 equinox last December at the end of the month 2021 chips were not installed for my heated seats. It is now September 15, 2022. I still do not have my chip in winter is coming. I’m in Minnesota it’s gonna get cold. Please give me my chip.
I purchased a 2022 Equinox Premier in February 2022. Both front and rear seats were missing the heated/ventilated seat chips. The heated steering wheel did work. When I purchased the vehicle, $50.00 was taken off the price of the vehicle with an estimated time that the chips would be installed sometime around October 2022. This was not a promise, merely an estimated time that was given to them by Chevy. About two weeks ago, my Chevrolet app displayed a Customer Satisfaction recall notice. Upon investigation it was to have the chips installed. I called my Chevy dealer to inquire about the recall. A week later the chips had arrived. I took my vehicle in yesterday, September 15th to have the chips installed. The service department stated I was the first one to get this done at their dealership. Took about 2.5 hours. Everything is working great.
Where is your dealership? I’m in Howell MI
Serpentini Chevrolet in Strongsville, Ohio.
Took my 22 in for a free oil change in August and asked the service writer about this. He called the parts department to see if the chips were there yet. They had a few and installed one. About 1.5 hours all together. Be proactive, make that call.
Bought 2022 Equinox Premier Last fall, delivered Jan 2022 without heated seat chips. I heard some people are now getting them installed, finally. When will the New Hudson Mi dealer get my missing chips in and how will I know to come in for retro fit? Winter is around the corner. What compensation will dealer give to people with this issue. Went thru last winter with cold, leather seats already.
2022 Equinox : Still no notice regarding when I will get the chip for my heated seats! I hope G.M. is not pumping out 2023 models with heated seats until they have the 2022 Equinox chip models taken care of.
I just had my retrofit installed on my ’22 RS, they don’t heat up very well but it is warm
my 2022 rs equinox came with out heated seats I was told it should not be long before the chip would arrive, snow in the mountains it’s getting cold, where is the chip?? retrofit fine when