Earlier this year, GM unveiled the refreshed 2023 Chevy Blazer. This mid-cycle refresh brought updated to the exterior styling, revised lighting, and a bigger infotainment display. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2023 Chevy Blazer is currently unavailable to order with a key safety feature – Rear Park Assist.
Starting with October 17th production, the Rear Park Assist system for the 2023 Chevy Blazer (RPO code UD7) is unavailable to order due to supplier constraints related to bottlenecks stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
To compound the situation, no retrofit will be made available. However, affected vehicles will be marked as such on their window stickers, and owners of affected vehicles will receive a purchase credit. The amount of this credit is unclear at this time.
This latest constraint follows previous production headaches that have plagued the refreshed 2023 Chevy Blazer for some time now. Back in May, GM Authority reported production on the Blazer had been pushed back three weeks, from a scheduled July 11th kickoff to August 1st instead.
As a reminder, the refreshed 2023 Chevy Blazer provides revisions to the front and rear fascias, which include reworked LED daytime running lamps, a new grille design, as well as new wheel designs. Out back, the Blazer features revised taillights.
The interior was given an overhaul, which includes new colorway options, a standard 10-inch diagonal color touchscreen, an optional wireless charging pad, and the inclusion of the Chevy Assist package as standard.
Under the hood, the 2023 Chevy Blazer features the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, as well as the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LGX gasoline engine, which is rated at 308 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Under the skin, the 2023 Chevy Blazer rides on the GM C1 platform. Production takes place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico.