Heated front seats (RPO code KA1), ventilated front seats (RPO KU9) and heated rear outboard seats (RPO KA6) returned to the 2022 GMC Acadia in the spring after GM was forced to pull these features from certain examples of the vehicle due to the semiconductor chip shortage. The automaker has now begun to retrofit these features to certain 2022 GMC Acadia models, GM Authority has learned, with affected vehicles set to be served through a customer satisfaction program.
The heated front seats feature is optional on the GMC Acadia in the SLE trim level, and included as standard for SLT, AT4, and Denali trim levels. Ventilated front seats are normally offered as optional for SLT and AT4, included as standard for Denali, and not offered for SLE. Finally, heated rear outboard seats are normally optional for SLT and AT4, standard for Denali, and not offered on SLE.
It’s worth noting the GMC Acadia in the range-topping Denali trim was not affected by constraints for the heated seats and ventilated front seats, as all units of the Denali trim were built with these features (despite the chip shortage) however this trim was affected by the heated rear seat constraint.
The 2022 GMC Acadia represents the sixth model year of the second-generation nameplate and introduced a short list of changes and updates. GM’s turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine comes standard, which is rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine is also offered, doling 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. The mid-size crossover rides on the GM C1 platform, with production taking place at the GM Spring Hill Plant in Tennessee. GM shifted to production of the 2023 model year GMC Acadia at the Spring Hill plant on June 10th, 2022.