Latest Supply Chain Issue – GM Heated Seats and Steering Wheels Could Be Retrofitted
Many Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC vehicles that are normally equipped with standard or optional heated seats and steering wheels will be built without them due to parts unavailability at a supplier. A credit will be offered on the invoice and Moroney (MSRP) sticker.
The discount is a paltry-seeming $50, but this is due to the fact that GM plans on retrofitting the seats back to the affected models when the parts are available. Heated steering wheels, where omitted, cannot be retrofitted and those omissions will come with a $150 credit. Ventilated seats will also be affected, where offered.
This issue will effect Buick Enclave, Encore GX, and Envision. The Enclave Avenir will only lose its second-row heated seats.
For Cadillac, the XT4, XT5, and XT6 will be affected, leaving all sedans and the Escalade unscathed. XT5 Sport and XT6 Sport will retain front heated seats but lose the second row feature.
Chevrolet models losing seats and steering wheels heaters include Blazer, Colorado, Equinox, Malibu, Silverado, Trailblazer, and Traverse. Silverado High Country will not be affected and the Traverse High Country will only lose its second-row heated seats.
GMCs losing these features include Acadia, Canyon, Sierra, and Terrain. Sierra Denali models will have their heated seats and steering wheels and ventilated seats, as usual. Acadia Denali will have its front heated and ventilated seats and heated steering wheel, but no rear seats heaters.
This supply chain issue is no doubt related to the COVID-19 virus.
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