2023 Chevy Traverse Heated Rear Seats Available Again3
Since the start of regular production (SORP) in June 2022, the 2023 Chevy Traverse has been unavailable with heated rear seats. Now, GM Authority has learned that this feature is no longer under constraint, and will be installed on vehicles that normally include it.
GM Authority sources familiar with the matter tell us that the heated rear outboard seats (RPO code KA9) are available once again. Affected vehicle tagged with RPO code 00R will be eligible for a dealer retrofit to have the feature installed.
It’s worth noting that the KA9 feature is normally equipped as standard fare on Premier and High Country trim levels, and not offered at all on lower trims of the Traverse.
The 2023 Traverse has been struggling with a multitude of constraints. Currently, the Bow Tie brand’s full-size crossover is affected by a constraint to the front ventilated seat cushion blower motor, while other units are under constraint for the Rear Park Assist (RPO code UD7) feature. Affected models are indicted as such on their window sticker with a 00V or 04O RPO code.
As a reminder, the next-gen 2024 Chevy Traverse will be the first of three next-gen, full-size crossovers, with the next-gen GMC Acadia set to follow the next-gen Traverse, while the next-gen Buick Enclave is expected to launch after the next-gen Acadia.
At present, details on the all-new Traverse are still sparse, but we do expect that it will begin production later this year in December 2023 at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan, and ride on an updated version of the current GM C1 platform.
In regard to powertrain, the current 2023 Chevy Traverse is powered by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed to the ground through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission.
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What about everyone with 2022 model year vehicles that have been waiting for parts for over a year now?
Have GMC Yukon Denali purchased 2/2022 with no update on missing chip although have contacted dealer and GMC several times. Was informed of missing chip as about to drive off the lot! GMC never again
Nearly 14 months and still waiting on park assist and heated steering wheel chips on my ’22 Traverse. Anyone else get updated on these?