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Chevy Camaro, Cadillac CT4 And CT5 Production Halted For A Week

GM will pause production at its Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan for one week starting on April 4th, 2022 due to an undisclosed parts shortage. The Lansing facility produces the Chevy Camaro, as well as the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 luxury sedans.

GM confirmed to The Detroit News on Thursday that the Lansing Grand River plant would be offline from April 4th through to April 10th, with production restarting on April 11th. GM did not provide a detailed reason for the shutdown, only saying it was related to a parts shortage and was not tied to the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage.

The Lansing Grand River plant produces three Alpha/Alpha 2 platform vehicles for GM, including the Chevy Camaro, Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5. GM had removed certain electronic features from these vehicles in order to keep production up and running at the facility, including heated steering wheels and heated and ventilated seats. Some of these features recently returned to the nameplates after GM’s access to chips improved.

In January, GM announced it would invest $510 million in both its Lansing Delta Township and Lansing Grand River facilities for “various upgrades,” to support production capabilities for near-term products there. The Lansing Delta Township plant produces the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave, and will build the next generation of the GMC Acadia.

The Lansing Grand River plant covers 3.4 million square-feet between the stamping and vehicle assembly operations there and sits on a 111-acre plot of land. It employs 1,207 hourly workers on the assembly line and another 122 for stamping operations. There are also 194 salaried workers on the assembly line and 24 in stamping operations for a total workforce of 1,547. Construction began in 1999 and the facility officially opened for vehicle production in January of 2002. Former vehicle nameplates produced there include the Cadillac STS, Cadillac CTS and Cadillac ATS sedans

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    • April fools!!! they are gearing up to but the new mystery motor in all the car made in April. It's under the Sleepy Joe code. with a trans. model called Mary. We can't say anymore its top secret. Over and out trapper John...

      • They need to drop the 2.0 and 3.6 in the Camaro and replace both of them with the 2.7. Give the LT1 an update to LT2 power levels, give the LT4 an update to the same LT4 power level in the CT5-V Blackwing. Those are all small things they could do to put the Camaro back on the front of some magazines and bring sales up a little. They definitely need to make a final Camaro model with the LT5, but I think that engine isn't even available as a crate engine anymore.

  • Don't think this was an April Fools. Continuing shortages seem to be the way of life now. Rear park assist, heated and ventilated seats, etc. Was going to order a 2023 Camaro 2SS, but rethinking that.

  • Waiting on my 2022 SS 1LE, oh good pushed back another week, I’m glad they mentioned the customers who have been rethinking their order, to give them a reason to keep waiting!

    • Had a ‘19 2SS 1LE in red hot. Better than my ‘17 C7 Z51 Vette!! It’s worth the wait. Carving canyon roads like a hot knife through butter.

  • I wonder if GM's vehicles ( and others) produced in China these days are experiencing parts shortages ? I wonder where the false ideology of foreign parts production intersects with reality!

  • Why would a shutdown matter? Who cares? They have months of production they can't ship, people waiting for cars already built. Address that first. Until then there's no point in building cars that just sit.

  • General Motors communication with both their customers, and their dealerships has been absolutely BRUTAL! I ordered a Cadillac CT5V back in July of last year, and have not heard a word from the company. Even when pressed for answers, the dealership who took the order has not been informed. No wonder GM is in so much trouble.

  • Yeah, sure, ok GM... This is all a ruse to continue to cut supply, drive up cost, and increase profit with less supply. I'm so glad I just purchased my last ice product (ZL1) from gm. Great business model until the other 2 gain more market share than they already have.....

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