GM Authority has learned that customers who own a 2022 Chevy Tahoe or 2022 Chevy Suburban affected by recent constraints on the SUVs’ heated and ventilated seats are now eligible to have the features retrofitted for free at the dealer.
According to sources familiar with the matter, dealerships are now contacting 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban owners regarding retrofits for the heated and ventilated seat features. The 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban were just two of several Chevy models affected by constraints on heated and ventilated seats as a result of the microchip shortage, with both features under production constraint between March 14th and April 17th. Affected units were indicated as such by the vehicle window sticker. The production constraint was lifted as of April 18th production.
Heated front seats (RPO code KA1) are normally included as standard for LT, RST, Z71, Premier, and High Country trim levels of the 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban. The feature is not offered for the LS trim level. Ventilated front seats (RPO code KQV) are normally standard on Premier and High Country trim levels, and are not offered for the rest of the trim level lineup. Finally, heated outboard rear seats (RPO code KA6) are normally included with the Luxury Package (RPO code WPL) for LT, RST, and Z71 trim levels, and included as standard for the Premier and High Country trim levels. Heated outboard rear seats are not offered for the LS trim level.
Notably, the High Country trim level for both SUV nameplates was unaffected by the constraints outlined above.
The 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban are available with three engine options, including the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine. Both SUVs ride on the GM T1 platform, and both are produced at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.