2022 Chevy Traverse Heated Seat Retrofits Now Under Way18
GM Authority learned in early January that heated front seats (RPO code KA1), ventilated front seats (RPO KU9) and heated rear outboard seats (RPO KA6) would be under a temporary constraint on certain 2022 Chevy Traverse models. Now, GM has begun to retrofit vehicles affected by this change with heated/ventilated seats as part of a customer satisfaction program.
The 2022 Chevy Traverse was among several Chevrolet vehicles that were affected by the global microchip shortage, and as such, faced availability issues for the heated and ventilated seats, as well as other equipment like heated steering wheels. GM has now begun to retrofit vehicles with these missing features, ensuring customers who own affected vehicles receive the equipment it was originally intended to get.
Heated Front Seats are included and only available with the Convenience and Driver Confidence Package (RPO ZL3) on the 2022 Chevy Traverse on the LT Cloth trim level, and are included as standard on LT Leather, RS, Premier, and High Country trim levels. Ventilated Front Seats are normally included as standard on Premier and High Country trims, however this feature was unaffected by the microchip shortage with regard to the High Country trim. Heated Rear Outboard Seats are normally standard equipment on Premier and High Country trims and both trims were affected by the chip shortage.
The Chevy Traverse is produced at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan alongside the closely related Buick Enclave. The 2022 Chevy Traverse is the fifth model year of the second-generation nameplate, introducing a model refresh consisting of updates to both the exterior and interior. Powertrain options are limited to the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 266 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm, connecting to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission.
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waiting to hear news of retrofit for my 2022 GMC Acadia soon my wife will be happy this winter
My wife called the Chevy Dealership about the heated seats/rear park assist chips for her ’22 Blazer. The seat chips were supposed to be in 3rd Quarter and the rear park chips were supposed to be in around Christmas. But according to the dealership, they were delayed for an indeterminate amount of time.
It is crazy how different manufacturers are approaching the chip problem. My ’22 Durango was built in the same month as my wife’s Blazer, but mine came with heated seats, heated steering wheel, rear park assist, and rear cross traffic all functioning, no window sticker credits/future retrofits like the Blazer.
Still waiting for my heated/ventilated seats and heated steering wheel on my GMC AT4 1500 that I took delivery on in January. Wish they would take care of these customers soon.
And you got a $50 credit when you bought the vehicle for a just few month’s inconvenience. How sweet is that ?
That is less than $1 per month on a 60-72 month loan…not really a benefit.
Hopefully, the heated seats/rear park assist chips for my ’22 Envision will be in soon.
I have called about my heated/ventilated seats for my traverse and was told by my dealership that “they’re not doing them yet and we were told sometime before the end of the year” I’ve now read multiple articles claiming that it started beginning of august. I don’t know where the disconnect is but I was also told that it was going to be done around may when I purchased the vehicle.
I feel like I am getting the run around. The dealership says GM will send a letter and GM says the dealership will contact me.
No one seems to have an ETA and GM said they haven’t even started the retrofit.
I am waiting for the retrofit on my 2022 traverse and a full tire and rim that I have already purchased. I pray it comes soon winter is coming.
I’m DISGUSTED with Chevrolet. I purchased a 2022 Premier traverse with heated cooling seats and steering wheel and am still waiting for chips. I was told it would be 2nd/3rd quarter of this year. Then I was told they are on their way and I
Would get a letter and to call dealership right away. WTF!! I am freezing in my car. I need my chips. I miss my heated seats!!! So DISGUSTED. Do not understand why other manufacturers have had NO ISSUE with this. My sister bought an Acura with all heated cooling and NO ISSUES. GM you need to do better!!!’
Just got off the phone with General Motors NON CUSTOMER SERVICE. Bought a ’22 Traverse in May. Was told the chips would be in around the end of the 2nd quarter. Today, November 2, I was told that the Traverse chips that were supposed to be installed starting in early August got installations started at the end of September. Installation is ongoing and I was told it would be completed by the end of January. It was 33 degrees this morning and my old butt really wanted the heated seats.
When can I get my truck retrofit
You will have to wait until you get a letter from Chevy. Then you can call the dealership and they will order the parts.
Chevrolet // GMC you better get your ASSES in GEAR !! I am PISSED that new Traverse Premier’s that hit the dealership lines 1 month after mine have all the heated/cooling features in their seats.
I bought my Premier Travers car and picked it up in March 2022 and I am still waiting. GET IT TOGETHER. You have lost a customer over this. I am paying a lot of money a month for this feature in my car loan and I can’t use it.
SHAME ON YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND I’m sick of hearing about a letter that you are not sending. WHY IS ACURA AND ALL THESE OTHER DEALERS HAVE HEATED / COOLING SEATS WITH NO ISSUES !! My sister bought a BRAND NEW ACURA 2 months prior to me and has that feature. Making me thing I will never buy another Chevrolet — we have been customers to Unity Chevrolet in Newburgh, NY (Formerly Barton Birks) for over 20 years. All our cars are from there. I AM NOT HAPPY !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got my heat seats installed (Canada). Was a 2 day ordeal because the dealer didn’t realize they needed to order the dashboard buttons as well.
Purchased 2022 Traverse in February 2022
I got my heated seats and they hardly heat… they are warm, compared to my husbands truck that was just retrofitted … his are so hot. Still waiting on the steering wheel and back up assist. So annoying
I purchased my 2022 Traverse-Premier edition in July. I called dealership regarding two retrofits Chevy owes me and they said they don’t know anything about it. They said my paperwork does not show anything. They also said that my salesman no longer works there. I am upset with this information and I guess I will call Chevy. I did not pay change for this vehicle.