The The shortage of semiconductors and other components is causing new difficulties for manufacturers General Motors (GM), Ford and Honda, which warned on Thursday they would cut auto production further.
General Motors, America’s largest automaker, today warned employees at the Orion assembly plant, where the Chevrolet Bolt EV is made, that Production will be suspended for two weeks due to supply problems of battery packs.
Problems related to Extending the recall that General Motors had to implement On August 20 to fix a faulty car batteries that is likely to affect all units produced since 2016.
The The batteries produced by LG in South Korea have two defects– The anode and the bent spacer rupture, which increases the risk of a battery fire.
Last week, General Motors said it was working with LG to find the causes of the defects.
GM notified employees at the Orion (US) plant The break will run from August 30 to September 13. The assembly plant is also not working this week due to a lack of chips.
While, Honda And its dealers in the United States warned in a letter of that in the coming weeks You can reduce vehicle deliveries by up to 40 percent Compared to what was initially planned, due to problems with its suppliers in Asia.
The letter, dated August 25 and published by various specialized media, stated:Some models will be more shocking than others‘, but deliveries of the Pilot and Passport models are expected to remain flat.
Ford also has additional problems with the supply of chips It will force you to cut production of your best-selling and most profitable car, the pickup truck Pick up F-150, as well as Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus SUVs.
The company confirmed this Thursday The Oakville (Canada) assembly plant, which produces the Edge and Nautilus, will stop production Next week, the same will have to be done at the plant in Kansas City (USA), where the F-150 is assembled.
Also, next week, Company to cut two out of the three shifts in Dearborn assembly plant (US), which also produces the F-150 pickup truck.