Production of the 2021 Chevy Camaro has resumed at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan. Production of the muscle car was previously halted as a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage.
Per a report from local PBS affiliate WKAR, production of the 2021 Chevy Camaro restarted Monday. The plant was idled as of May 10th, 2021 due to a shortage of semiconductor chips required for essential vehicle features. The microchip shortage has affected the entirety of the auto industry, cutting production and reducing the availability of features worldwide.
The GM Lansing Grand River production facility also produces the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 luxury sedans. However, production of both Cadillac models is not not expected to resume until August 9th, once again due to the microchip shortage. That said, the plant will continue to provide limited production of the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing, the range-topping performance models of the CT4 and CT5 lineups.
Per a statement made by Lansing Grand River spokesperson Erin Davis, the GM supply chain, engineering teams, and manufacturing teams are developing “creative solutions” and “making strides to maximize production of high-demand and capacity-constrained vehicles.”
Following the production shutdown at the Lansing Grand River facility, it was originally expected that the 2021 Chevy Camaro would resume production on June 28th. However, that production date was later shifted a week earlier to June 21st, as GM Authority covered previously.
This isn’t the first time the Lansing Grand River was forced to idle this year as a result of the microchip shortage. The facility was previously idled in March, with Chevy Camaro, Cadillac CT4, and Cadillac CT5 production all going offline. Production resumed in early May before once again going offline on May 10th.
Other GM production facilities impacted by the microchip shortage include San Luis Potosi in Mexico, Fairfax Assembly in Kansas, and CAMI Assembly in Ontario, to name just a few. It’s estimated that a total of 278,000 GM vehicles have been cut thus far as a result of the shortage.