Heated seats, steering wheels dropped on numerous General Motors cars as chip shortage hits

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No one sucks on a butt warmer this time of year.

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One of the most sought-after features in new cars will be hard to come by at General Motors. The automaker confirmed with a roadshow on Monday that it will not offer heated and ventilated seats, nor offer heated steering wheels, on many Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC vehicles. Ongoing semiconductor chip shortage, The changes affect vehicles for the 2022 model year. Automotive News First reported the changes this past weekend. Although it seems like a minor inconvenience, heated seats, in particular, are one of the most popular options for new car buyers.


A GM spokesperson confirmed the lack of heating elements for a group of vehicles and stressed that the change is “temporary” until the automaker’s chip supply is improved. It’s not clear if this means a model year, a few months, or some time in between. In Chevrolet, heated and ventilated seats will not be available on the Malibu, trailblazer, blazer, equinox, across, Colorado, Silverado 1500 and Silverado HD. The changes are not across all trims, however, as some vehicles may still offer heated seats in some configurations.

In GMC, valley, the terrain, acadia, Sierra 1500 And the Sierra HDs lose the butt warmer. in buick, still gx, to imagine And Enclave be denied. Cadillac Buyers Won’t Get Heated Seats in Various Locations XT4, XT5 And XT6 SUV. Buyers will see the change on the vehicle’s Monroni label and get a credit on the MSRP for the missing feature.

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As for the lack of heated steering wheels, they will be found not on many similar vehicles, but on cars as well. Chevy Bolt EV And au and, Taho, GMC Yukon, Cadillac CT4 And ct5, Again, this will depend on the trim, so be sure to check a specific car’s window sticker to see if the feature is missing. If these cars are without a heated steering wheel, an additional credit will appear on the MSRP.

However, it’s not all bad news with the chips. GM said its supplies have allowed it to resume normal production at nearly all of its North American assembly plants. Pickup and SUV plants are also running in overtime shifts. In addition, features like Side Blind Zone Alert and Super Cruise are back on the options menu once again after their temporary disappearance.

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