Long wait times are the norm these days when it comes to new vehicle delivery, and GM is no exception, with some GM customers waiting more than two years to finally get their new ride. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the lengthy wait times experienced by GM Authority readers with the following poll results.
For those who may have missed it, GM Authority published a poll last month asking readers how long they’ve been waiting for their new GM vehicle. Now, with 1,530 responses thus far, we can gain some insight into just how lengthy these delays really are.
Looking over the results, we find that the majority of poll takers report waiting for a year or less to take delivery of their new GM vehicle. The majority of poll takers (22 percent) report waiting four to six months, while 20 percent report waiting seven to nine months, 19 percent report waiting 10 to 12 months, and 14 percent report waiting one to three months.
Meanwhile, a quarter of poll takers report waiting more than a year for their new GM vehicle, with 9 percent waiting 13 to 15 months, 5 percent waiting 16 to 18 months, 2 percent waiting 19 to 21 months, 3 percent waiting 22 to 24 months, and 6 percent waiting more than 24 months.
|Option||No. of Votes||Percent|
|1 to 3 months||220||14|
|4 to 6 months||330||22|
|7 to 9 months||309||20|
|10 to 12 months||292||19|
|13 to 15 months||134||9|
|16 to 18 months||72||5|
|19 to 21 months||36||2|
|22 to 24 months||39||3|
|More than 24 months||98||6|
“Waiting for nine months now for my 2022 Tahoe Premier,” comments GM Authority reader BDG. “First told that I couldn’t get the color I wanted, second, the larger motor was not available along with some of the speed control perks, then the delay turned this order to a 2023 model (price increase) and it was almost ready, but the ‘insulation under the hood’ was not in stock and then they were waiting on the motors for the electric windows.”
“Have been waiting since March 2022 for a Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss refresh in Dark Ash Metallic, LT Premium Package, Dark Essentials and Off Road Assist Steps,” comments GM Authority reader Larry. “Order still hasn’t been picked up by GM and assigned a build date yet. Was told by dealer they’re not sure if this truck will ever be built because of heavy constraint on the production of the LT Trail Boss.”
As reported previously, a variety of factors have influenced delivery times, with part constraints, production halts, supplier issues, and other factors all contributing to the delays. Of course, GM isn’t alone in this, but nevertheless, customers are understandably frustrated all the same.