Production downtime for the Chevy Blazer at the GM Ramos Arizpe assembly facility in Mexico has been extended to October 4th. The production downtime is related to the ongoing global microchip shortage.
In addition to production of the Chevy Blazer, the GM Ramos Arizpe facility is also responsible for production of the Chevy Equinox, the production of which is not expected to resume until October 15th.
Multiple North American General Motors production facilities are currently idled as a result of the global microchip shortage. This includes the GM Wentzville Assembly plant in Missouri, which is not expected to resume production until September 27th. The Wentzville facility is responsible for production of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, as well as the GMC Savana and Chevy Express full-size vans.
Production at the GM Lansing Grand River facility, which includes the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 (both the “standard” versions the Cadillac Blackwing sedans), as well as the Chevy Camaro, will be down until October 4th. Production of the Buick Enclave and Chevy Traverse at the GM Lansing Delta plant in Michigan will also be down until October 4th, while production of the Chevy Equinox at the Ingersoll/CAMI plant in Canada will be offline until October 15th. Production of the Chevy Malibu at the GM Fairfax facility in Kansas will be offline until November.
At GM’s San Luis Potosi facility in Mexico, production of the Chevy Equinox is not expected to resume until October 15th.
Meanwhile, at the GM Orion Township Assembly plant in Michigan, production of the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV is not expected to resume until October 18th as a result of an extended recall for the all-electric vehicles’ battery packs. General Motors recently extended an existing battery pack recall to include all models and model years for the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV after uncovering a manufacturing defect stemming from GM’s battery supplier, LG Chem.