GM resolved the constraint on heated front seats (RPO code KA1), ventilated front seats (RPO KU9) and heated rear outboard seats (RPO KA6) for the 2022 GMC Terrain in May, allowing these features to return to the model’s order books in a regular capacity. The automaker has now begun to retrofit these features in vehicles that were built without them before the constraint was resolved, GM Authority has learned, with affected vehicles set to be serviced through a Customer Satisfaction Program.
Heated front seats are optional on the GMC Terrain in the SLE trim level and are standard on the SLT, AT4 and Denali trim levels. Meanwhile, the ventilated front driver seat, ventilated front passenger seat and heated outboard rear seats are optional on Denali and are not offered on the SLE, SLT and AT4 trim levels at all. Through this customer satisfaction program, the vehicles that were supposed to have these features will have them installed at the dealership free of charge.
The 2022 GMC Terrain is only offered with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine, rated at 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. The crossover is produced exclusively at the GM San Luis Potosí plant in Mexico. This facility shifted to production of the 2023 model-year GMC Terrain, as well as the closely related 2023 Chevy Equinox, on August 22nd, 2022. The 2023 GMC Terrain does not have a constraint for heated/ventilated seat features at this time.
Other GMC vehicles that were affected by the heated/ventilated seat availability problems include the GMC Acadia, GMC Canyon, GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Sierra HD. Just like the Terrain, these vehicles will be retrofitted with missing features through a Customer Satisfaction Program.