Certain 2023 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL units will be shipped to dealers lacking ventilated seats due to ongoing supply constraints.
GM Authority learned this week that from the start of 2023 GMC Yukon production on July 18th, 2022 through to September 4th, 2022, certain 2023 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL units were shipped to dealers without ventilated seat cushion blower motors due to an ongoing supply constraint. Affected vehicles will have a window sticker with the equipment option RPO 04O indicating it lacks the ventilated blower motor. 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. GM has not said when the retrofit program will begin.
Heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats (RPO code KQV) typically come standard on SLT, AT4, Denali and Denali Ultimate trim levels. Only the AT4 and SLT trim levels are affected by the ventilated seat cushion blower shortage.
Both the 2023 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL 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.