Wednesday, 19 January 2022 14:57

Chevy Chip Shortage Nixes a Feature

Written by Steven Symes, Motorious


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The computer chip shortage has really hit the automotive industry hard, particularly Ford and GM in North America.

Automakers last year were forced to shut down entire production lines and even whole factories for periods of time just to conserve the little microprocessors, helping to drive price inflation of both new and used vehicles.


Well, we’re not out of the woods by a long shot, so GM is having to make some painful cuts to get by.


A new report said several Chevrolet models will drop Rear Park Assist from their features list.


The first one to lead the charge is the Camaro, a muscle car with such horrible rearward visibility we actually think the normally annoying Rear Park Assist is a good thing to have. At least the rearview camera is still included, otherwise it would be pretty tricky backing that thing up.


Even the mighty C8 Corvette is being affected by this shortage. Starting Jan. 24, Rear Park Assist won’t be available; before, it was standard equipment on all trim levels. Even worse, 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500s won’t have Front and Rear Park Assist, so the truck loses both.


Both Front and Rear Park Assist use an ultrasonic sensor to tell if...

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