2023 Corvette Production Halted During Week Of August 29th22
Production of the 2023 Corvette will be put on pause at the GM Bowling Green plant in Kentucky next week due to a temporary parts supply issue.
The plant will be closed for one week starting on August 29th and will return to its regular two-shift rotation on September 6th, 2022 after Labor Day weekend. A GM spokesperson told GM Authority that the automaker’s “supply and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production, and we expect the plant to resume normal operations on Tuesday, September 6th.”
In addition, the material shortage is said to be unrelated to the global semiconductor chip shortage.
While C8 Corvette production has not been heavily impacted by the microchip shortage, GM has experienced intermittent supply issues for some of the vehicle’s components due to various supply chain snags. In addition to electronics, automakers have observed shortages of certain parts that are made from petroleum products this year, such as plastics and seat foam, however GM did not specifically point out what caused this latest production change.
The 2023 model-year Corvette Stingray began rolling off the assembly line at Bowling Green on May 23rd, 2022, while production of the 2023 Corvette Z06 is expected to commence in mid-September. The 2023 Corvette Stingray sticks with the same naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 LT2 gasoline engine, which is rated at 490 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque, while the Corvette Z06 equips the automaker’s new atmospheric 5.5L V8 LT6 gasoline engine, rated at 670 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Production of the 2023 Corvette Z06 will be heavily constrained for the foreseeable future, however, with GM also facing supply chain issues for the track-focused model, as well.
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LOL! A couple more that won’t be in front of my order for the awesome ZO6!
Coming to later are all Electrics and good luck and getting supply parts for that as well wait until China invades Taiwan and then you will see chip shortages and a shutdown of the United States wake up America it’s coming
If China invades Taiwan , it will be WW3 and it will not matter for chips , cars etc. it will be the end, by a nuclear war.
It would be insightful to know what parts are in short supply at this point, since it is not semiconductor related. I have an order in for a CT5 and production has been down for 3 weeks
Friend has a red mist 3lt on order that build was supposed to begin last Monday. Dealer called him and stated no red dipped napa leather interior but he could get tan or neutral. He did change to black leather with red trim as he though surely they have black. Then told him no red brake calipers. He told them he would wait. When you’re trying to buy a car with a MSRP of $91,365 this is pretty disappointing. How can a supplier run out of red calipers? He also ordered it with led engine compartment dress up kit that was dropped for the entire 23 model year.
Thanks Davy, Great information. Your Dealer was on the ball getting this to you. Wish my Dealer was this helpful.
Need to add more suppliers big time!
Bring all manufacturing back to the USA problem solved.
This will not help me, get my allocation, for September, that s for sure. 30 plus months and counting.
Pretty much the way things are going in many manufacturing nowadays, It is what it is.
I had a fuel injector fail on my 2023 with 950 miles. I’m told that the part is on back order. Maybe, with the plant shut down, they can ship out a fuel injector? At the same dealership that mine is at, a 2023 C8, with 300 miles, has the same issue. We are both waiting on a fuel injector for #5. What are the odds?
This is very true my friend is a mechanic and he uses cross drilled and slotted brake rotors for the customer that wants them even ordering brakes is an issue now… You just can’t buy what you want! This is what happens when we put our faith in other countries instead of building it here… I mean it’s a $65-70,000 dollar car and apparently people who order Corvettes are willing to pay just manufacturer the parts here in the US! And the Z06 is going to be an awesome car I am also looking forward to the hybrid Corvette Eray!
I was on the list for 16 months before my order finally got pulled. It was selected and now I’m in the production stage (3400). I just sure hope they get in quality parts and the assembly stage continues with excellent implementation. Things can happen when you start something and then stop and then start up again. Fingers are crossed!
Some vendors are in hot water. Wonder if they are offshore vendors with ocean shipping and port handling issues. If that is the case vendors should air freight the parts and eat the cost to save face with the General.
The General does not like to shut lines down for vendor parts delays due to quality and delivery. Shutting a line down for a week will have GM logistic planners and errant vendors heads on platters. Looks like the data pathing from vendors and carriers needs a closer eye and improvement.
Put a deposit today on a 2023 C8 Stingray they told me 18 months does anybody know when they start taking orders for the 2024 C8
Around the end of March or beginning of April.
I ordered a loaded C8 four weeks ago in Northern New York. It is a loaded 3LT Z51 (MSRP $102,000). One week later the dealer told me he got an allocation for two C8s. My order was accepted by GM the next day (code 2000). The dealer told me he thinks I will get delivery in late October or November. I hope it all works out this way.
Hope all goes as planned. Keep us informed, I would like to know how long it takes to get your car
I’m really done with GM. I bought a new Corvette and a woman rear-ended me at a red light. It’s taking an almost a year to get parts for the repair. My car only had 1,400 miles on it at the time of the accident. It took me two months to find a repair shop that was C-8 certified and GM couldn’t or wouldn’t let me know of any that had their C-8 certification. Trying every GM dealership was frustrating. 🤬. So, if you get on the list and some idiot on a cellphone bumps you be ready to get your car back out of a repair shop after it becomes an antique!
Not surprised by your comment but it is frustrating.