Production of the Chevy Blazer crossover at the GM Ramos Arizpe Assembly plant in Mexico will be down for two weeks. Production is idle as of today, August 23rd, and will remain down until Monday, September 6th. The production stoppage is attributed to the ongoing global microchip shortage.
In addition to production downtime for the Chevy Blazer Crossover, production of the Chevy Equinox at the GM Ramos Arizpe Assembly plant will be extended two weeks, with production set to resume on September 20th.
According to a recent post from Automotive News, Chevy Blazer and Equinox production delays are only part of a wide range of new production hiccups stemming from the microchip shortage. As GM Authority covered previously, production of the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave at the GM Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant is also affected, and is now scheduled to restart September 6th, similar to production of the Chevy Blazer. The Lansing Delta Township facility has been offline since July 19th, and was originally scheduled to restart today, August 23rd.
General Motors also announced delays at the GM Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee, which produces the Cadillac XT5, Cadillac XT6 and GMC Acadia. CAMI Assembly in Canada, which produces the Chevy Equinox, San Luis Potosi Assembly in Mexico, which produces the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain, and Lansing Grand River in Michigan, which produces the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5, will all be down until September 20th.
Meanwhile, production of the Chevy Camaro at the Lansing Grand River plant will not be affected by this latest round of delays. Limited production of the Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing at the Lansing Grand River facility will also be unaffected.
The ongoing global microchip shortage has affected the entirety of the auto industry, with a wide range of production stoppages and dwindling vehicle supplies. To combat the shortage, GM has adopted several strategies, including prioritization of its most in-demand vehicles (namely its full-size trucks and SUVs), as well as deletion of certain features, such as AFM and DFM.