The ventilated seat blower motor shortage for the 2023 GMC Acadia crossover has been resolved, GM Authority learned this week.
GM was forced to remove ventilated seats from certain 2023 GMC Acadia units due to supplier restrictions, with certain units rolling off the assembly line lacking seat cushion blower motors from the start of regular production on June 10th, 2022. The automaker resolved the shortage as of September 4the production date, although it’s unclear when the automaker will begin retrofitting 2023MY Acadias that were affected by this change. Meanwhile, affected units will be identified by the RPO code 04O on their window sticker and buyers will receive a $25 credit.
This parts constraint affected the 2023 GMC Acadia in the SLT and AT4 trim levels only. On these models, the heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats (RPO code KU9) are part of the Luxury Package (RPO WPL). This feature is not offered on the base SLE. Ventilated seats come standard on the Denali, it’s worth pointing out, however the range-topping trim level was not affected by the feature deletion.
The 2023 GMC Acadia continues with minimal changes from the 2022MY. A revised list of exterior paint options is among the major changes, with the Satin Steel Metallic, Midnight Blue Metallic and Cayenne Red Tintcoat colors dropped from the lineup to make room for Volcanic Red Tintcoat, Ultra Blue Metallic and Sterling Metallic. GM has also applied a new pricing structure to the Acadia following the introduction of the mandatory three-year OnStar and Connected Services plan.
The nameplate continues with two engine options for 2023, as well, including the GM turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, rated at 228 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm serves as the base engine, while customers can also select the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 271 pound-feet of torque. Both engines connect to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. The crossover rides on the GM C1 platform and is built at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.