Customers affected by a recent constraint on heated seats for the 2022 GMC Sierra HD are now eligible to have the feature retrofitted under a new GM customer satisfaction program, GM Authority has learned.
For those readers who may have missed it, certain 2022 GMC Sierra HD models were placed under constraint for the Heated Front Seats feature last year, with GMC Sierra HD SLE, SLT, and AT4 trim levels all affected. The 2022 GMC Sierra HD was one of several GM models affected by constraints for the heated seats feature as a result of the global microchip shortage.
The constraint was lifted for the 2022 GMC Sierra HD in May of 2022. Heated front seats are normally offered as optional for SLE trim levels, and included as standard for SLT, AT4, and Denali trim levels. The comfort feature is not available for the base Pro trim level. To note, the 2022 GMC Sierra HD Denali was unaffected by the heated front seats constraint.
Now, according to sources familiar with the matter, 2022 GMC Sierra HD owners affected by the heated front seats constraint are eligible for a free feature retrofit. Dealers are currently contacting owners to inform them as much, while dealer technicians are instructed to install the missing components and update the vehicle’s body control module.
It’s also worth noting that the 2022 GMC Sierra HD was also hit by a constraint for the heated outboard rear seats feature and ventilated seats feature, both of which will be addressed in separate GM customer satisfaction programs.
The 2022 GMC Sierra HD is the third model year for the fourth-generation heavy-duty pickup, offering two engine options, including the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine, rated at 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque, and the 6.6L V8 L5P turbodiesel Duramax engine, rated at 445 horsepower and 910 pound-feet of torque. Under the skin is a more-capable variant of the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Flint plant in Michigan.