The microchip shortage is affecting all automakers, but it's doing so unevenly across the industry. General Motors (GM) is one of those particularly hard hit, which is why this week the company told its dealers that Chevrolet and GMC are temporarily dropping heated seat and steering wheel features from most of their 2022 models.
According to Automotive News, GM has sent a letter to dealers explaining the situation. The information reported by the site does not include a complete list of affected vehicles. However, we do know that more than a dozen models won’t offer these options. The Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox are on the list, as are the GMC Canyon and Terrain, as well as the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, with the exception of higher-end versions like GMC’s Denali.
It's not known at this time which Buick or Cadillac models will be affected, but those brands won’t be spared. A GM spokesperson confirmed to Motor1 that the chip shortage will cause some Buick and Cadillac models to lose the heated seats and heated steering wheel features.
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