GM issued a revision for a previous customer satisfaction program, adding park assist retrofits for some units of the 2022 Chevy Colorado produced without a functional Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist feature (RPO code UD7), according to information obtained by GM Authority.
Affected 2022 Chevy Colorado trucks were produced during the microchip shortage caused by the supply chain disruptions of COVID-19. As a result, Rear Park Assist and other features were constrained and unavailable for certain trim levels.
The 2022 Chevy Colorado normally offered the rear park assist feature as an option on the WT (Work Truck) trim level. For the LT trim, rear park assist was included and only available as part of the Safety Package (RPO code PCW) and standard on the off-road focused Z71 trim level. The feature was not available to order on the ZR2 trim.
WT trim 2022 Chevy Colorado units were shielded from the constraint and therefore already have functional rear park assist if ordered with the option, with no retrofit required. Vehicles from the LT and Z71 trims produced without rear park assist are marked with the RPO code 00Y on the window sticker to show they are affected.
GM hasn’t provided exact figures on the total number of trucks affected by the constraint. Eligibility for the retrofit program for an individual vehicle can be confirmed in GM’s Global Warranty Management system by navigating to the Investigate Vehicle History screen and seeing if the Colorado is marked “Open” there.
The rear park assist production constraint for the 2022 Chevy Colorado started on Monday, December 20th, 2021 and ran through July 31st, 2022. GM resolved the constraint at that point and Colorado units produced from August 1st forward were built with a functional rear park assist if ordered with the feature.
Multiple Chevrolet models were affected by the park assist constraint. Besides the 2022 Chevy Colorado, certain Chevy Blazer and Chevy Traverse units were built without Rear Park Assist. Additionally, some trims of the Chevy Silverado 1500 Limited and Chevy Silverado HD had limited availability of the Front and Rear Park Assist feature.
As GM Authority reported various Chevy vehicles were also produced with reduced availability of heated seats, ventilated seats, and heated steering wheels at the same time. Some of these nonfunctional features have since been activated by other customer satisfaction programs and dealer retrofits.
GM dealerships will carry out the retrofit program of the Rear Park Assist feature free of charge on affected 2022 Chevy Colorado pickups. Service personnel replace the parking assist module and reprogram the instrument cluster or the active safety control module to complete the repair. The program is in effect through July 31st, 2026.
Dealers were instructed to tell buyers about the constraint and plans for a future retrofit when the vehicle was purchased. Owners of affected 2022 Chevy Colorado trucks can reach Chevy customer service at the phone below, referring to the customer satisfaction program number, if more information is needed:
- Chevy Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GM Customer Satisfaction Program Number: N222375791.