GM Authority learned this week that from the start of 2023 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban production on July 18th, 2022, certain Premier trim level models were built lacking the ventilated seat cushion blower motors required to operate the ventilated seats. Affected vehicles will have a window sticker with the equipment option RPO 04O indicating it lacks the ventilated blower motors. Buyers will receive a $25 credit in exchange for the feature’s absence and affected units will be eligible for a retrofit at a later date.
Heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats (RPO code KQV) are offered as standard equipment on the 2023 Tahoe and Suburban in the Premier and High Country trim levels, while the LS, LT, RST and Z71 trim levels don’t offer ventilated seats in any capacity. To reiterate, only the Premier trim level is affected by this equipment constraint, with the range-topping High Country trim set to still offer the feature, receiving priority on the motors.
Both the 2023 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban are offered with three engine options. These include the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and finally the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower at and 460 pound-feet of torque. All three engines connect to the GM 10-speed automatic transmission. Production of the two full-size SUVs takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
Pricing for the 2023 Chevy Tahoe in the LS trim level with two-wheel drive and the 5.3L V8 L84 engine starts at $54,295 including the mandatory destination and freight charge, while an identically equipped 2023 Chevy Suburban is priced from $56,995.