Representing one of GM’s entries into the full-size crossover segment, the Chevy Traverse is expected to receive an all-new generation for the 2024 model year. Until then, the current 2023 Chevy Traverse will continue to struggle with parts constraints, and now, certain Traverse units will be built without ventilated seat cushion blower motors.
GM Authority has learned that from June 6th to September 5th production, some 2023 Traverse examples will be built without their ventilated seat cushion blower motors. Affected vehicles will be indicated as such with the RPO code 04O, and will be eligible for a dealer retrofit at a later date.
More specifically, Premier and High Country trim levels are typically equipped with ventilated front seats (RPO code KU9) as standard fare. Notably, only the Primer trim is affected by this blower motor shortage.
As previously mentioned, this isn’t the first parts shortage that has affected the 2023 Traverse. From the start of regular production (SORP) to July 26th, 2022, Rear Park Assist (RPO code UD7) was unavailable to order. After a brief respite, the safety feature was once again made unavailable starting with October 17th, 2022 production. In addition, the heated front seats (RPO code KA1) constraint was just recently lifted.
As a reminder, General Motors is considering dropping the High Country trim level from the next-gen 2024 Traverse. The Premier trim is expected to remain and will serve as the range-topping variant. Additionally, GM is considering adding the all-terrain focused Activ trim level.
Under the skin, the next-gen Chevy Traverse is expected to ride on the GM C1 platform, while production is currently scheduled to kick off December 2023 at the GM Lansing Delta Township plant in Michigan.