Per previous GM Authority coverage, certain units of the 2022 and 2023 Chevy Trailblazer were affected by a heated steering wheel constraint. Now, GM Authority has learned that affected models are now eligible for a retrofit to have the feature activated.
Starting with November 22nd, 2021 production, certain units of the 2022 Chevy Trailblazer were built without the heated steering wheel (RPO code UVD). In addition, some 2023 Chevy Trailblazer models have been built without the same feature since the start of regular production (SORP) on April 24th, 2022. Affected models can be identified as such by a 00G RPO code on the window sticker.
For reference, the heated steering wheel feature was normally available on the LT trim level as part of the Premium Seating Package (RPO code PCL) or the Adaptive Cruise Control Package (RPO code PGY). On Activ and RS trims, this feature was equipped as standard, while it wasn’t available at all on L or LS trims.
It’s worth noting that the heated steering wheel feature was introduced for the 2022 model year on the North American configuration of the Trailblazer.
As a reminder, a mid-cycle refresh for the Chevy Trailblazer was recently announced, and will feature revised exterior styling, an overhauled interior and a bevy of new standard features. In the styling department, the 2024 Trailblazer will feature thinner upper lighting signatures and a new grille treatment, complete with a unique front fascia for every trim level.
Inside, the cabin has been overhauled and will be headlined by a new 11-inch diagonal center display, along with an eight-inch diagonal Driver Information Center. Standard safety features include Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, and Forward Collision Alert. Adaptive Cruise Control is optional.
In regard to powertrain, the current 2023 Trailblazer’s lineup will carry over, which includes the turbocharged 1.2L I3 LIH gasoline engine, rated at 137 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 1.3L I3 L3T gasoline engine, rated at 155 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. Models equipped with the 1.2L I3 LIH engine, as well as models with the 1.3L I3 L3T and FWD, are mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission, while 1.3L engines with AWD connect to the GM nine-speed automatic transmission. FWD is standard, while AWD is optional.