Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Production Idled For A Week At Fort Wayne Plant12
GM will pause production at its Fort Wayne plant in Indiana next week due to a shortage of semiconductor chips, the automaker confirmed this week. The Fort Wayne plant produced the light-duty Chevy Silverado 1500, as well as the light-duty GMC Sierra 1500.
A GM spokesperson confirmed to The Detroit News that the Fort Wayne facility would be temporarily shut down as of Monday, July 4th, with the automaker anticipating a return to its regular full shift rotation on Monday, July 11th.
Production of the Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra will continue at the GM Silao plant in Mexico while the Fort Wayne plant is on standby. The GM Oshawa plant in Ontario, Canada, which began producing the light-duty Silverado 1500 earlier this year, will be idled from July 4th through to July 8th for a previously scheduled shutdown. Production of the heavy-duty Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD will remain online at the GM Flint plant in Michigan next week, as well.
Industry experts have predicted new vehicle shortages will last well into 2024 as automakers continue to deal with a shortage of microchips, as well as components made of petroleum-based materials like seat foam and plastic. GM has been able to keep its plants running by pulling certain electronic features from vehicles to cut down on chip usage, such as heated and cooled seats and heated steering wheels, but still experienced intermittent plant shutdowns throughout much of 2021.
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Love that new Silverado but I’m waiting for the updated 3.0 liter Duramax!
I wouldn’t buy any new GM products ICE or Electric period
Ever since obama and government motors, where obama screwed all the GM shareholders he wanted to I have not invested in or purchased anything GM . I never will in my lifetime buy anything GM after that. ( Nor will anyone in my family )
Just bought 2 new Raptors for business and pleasure and love them both.
Did Ford finally getting around to paying those definitely-not-a-bailout interest-free billion dollar loans yet? They got several billion dollars in interest free loans way back in 08/09 and they still had paid them back a decade later. To thank American taxpayers, Ford moved production of their Powerstroke engines and 3.5 Ecoboost engines to Mexico and built a billion dollar engine plant in China. Your Raptors are powered by Mexico (and still have timing chain/cam phaser problems after all these years).
Seems to me the latter part of the 30 years that I work for general motors we always shut down for 2 weeks in July. Maybe that’s all this is just a regular shutdown.
Ordered at dealership last October, GM still hasn’t even picked up the order!!!
I to ordered a Silverado High County with a 6.2, it was taking too long to even pick it up, so like many others I canceled my order. What a hell of a way to run a once great company into the ground. The CEO and several others need to be fired. Way too much outsourcing that leaves GM suppliers really the ones InCharge of GM Production and thus running GM. GM is the suppliers little B, it seems. Must be why they gave me a cert as a gesture to come back and buy a Silverado. Thing is there are not any to buy in a LTZ 6.2 or 3.0 in the right colors. Dealers have nothing on their lot’s.
If this was WW2 GM, Ford would have built their own chip plants by now. Damn shame these companies are dependent on chinesium parts.