Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra Production Halted Next Week At GM Silao Plant30
General Motors just announced that it will halt production of the Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 light-duty pickup trucks at the GM Silao plant in Mexico for one week.
Per a recent report from from Reuters, which cites an unnamed GM spokesperson, the automaker will suspend production of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra at the GM Silao plant starting Monday, August 29th. The production suspension will extend to Monday, September 5th. According to GM, this latest production suspension is the result of supply chain issues.
The GM Silao plant is located in the Mexican state of Guanajuato in Central Mexico, and first opened in 1996. The plant spans some 26.5 million square feet, and includes facilities for propulsion systems assembly, vehicle assembly, and stamping operations.
As GM Authority covered previously, production of the latest 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 was originally scheduled to kick off August 29th, with Regular Cab and Crew Cab models slated to be the first to roll off the line. However, with this latest supply-chain-related production halt, it’s looking like production of these two pickups will be delayed at the GM Silao plant.
To note, the Chevy Silverado 1500 is also produced at the GM Fort Wayne plant in Indiana and the GM Oshawa plant in Canada, while the GMC Sierra 1500 is also produced at the GM Fort Wayne plant.
The latest 2023 Chevy Silverado 1500 and 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 follow full model refreshes introduced for both nameplates with the preceding 2022 model year. The latest 2023-model-year vehicles are available with four engine options total, including the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and finally, the new 3.0L I6 LZ0 turbodiesel Duramax engine, which replaces the 3.0L I6 LM2 diesel engine offered previously. Both trucks ride on the GM T1 platform.
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I’ve been trying to get this GMC Denali 1500 since February of this year and it’s looking more like I may not get it before February of next year!
I hear ya, joe a. Anyone know what happens to 2022 orders once they start building 2023s? Jus curious, my dealer is still telling me they will build my 22 as ordered but I’m finding it hard to believe.
I was on the fence about ordering a 2022 or waiting to order a 2023. My dealer told me (they seem well informed) that when production starts for the 2023s then the 2022 orders will be converted. My dealer said that the price would reflect whatever price agreed to for the 2022 plus the GMC bump for the respective 2023 model. I debated longer and then ordered a 2023.
I work at a dealership (GMC) and if you did put a reservation for the 22 model year and it wasn’t built, with your reservation I’d you can get a rebate for the 2023 model year, providing your dealership used the same reservation Id for the 2023 model year
I ordered my Denali in December and finally got it about 2 weeks ago,
Same here, Joe. I ordered my Denali in early February having paid the $100 fee to “reserve” my early order ability in November 2021. My truck has been “produced” and stuck sitting there in Silao Mexico for 12 weeks as of today.
I hate to hear that. There are Denali 1500’s sitting on the ground (not many) but maybe not ordered the way you preferred. I ordered a 2023 and have a “best guess” delivery of November to the end of the year. I’ve been waiting a couple of years for the dust to settle so don’t mind waiting another few months. I don’t want it made and sitting though.
I bought another car while trying to figure out what to do with the truck order. I now have two cars and won’t need one when the truck comes in (and won’t have any trouble selling it). Interesting though, I visited a high-end, German dealer to see what I could get for the same money as the Denali. Their waiting time is about six months and they have (wealthy) customers who buy a one-year old used car for a gazillion dollars with a guaranteed trade-in amount when they also buy a new vehicle on order. They’re dropping $100K to have something to drive while waiting for their new $120K car to come in. They also charge MSRP for “locals” and flat-out put it on the sticker that they add $11,000 for out of area buyers.
You know what you’re getting with that dealership. I’m not sure what to expect with GMC even though I trust the dealer I’m working with.
Very disappointing. I ordered a 2022, and didn’t get it. Tried to order a 2023 and could not get the color I wanted so settled for second choice. Now it’s delayed.
This is the Biden regime at it again putting a halt to gas production vehicles…there already listed the number of gas vehicles that can be produced ti try and force people to buy electric
I received written notification from GM back in early July that my 2022 Denali 1500 could not be built due to the cut-off production date for the 2022’s ended in June. I was informed that if I still wanted my truck, I would have to submit a new order for a 2023. I contacted my dealer and requested that my order be re-submitted for a 2023. I received notification from my dealer that the order was accepted by GM but I have no information as to when the truck will be built. According to information on the website, production was scheduled to start for the 2023 Sierra Denali on August 29 but that date has since been delayed. At this point, I don’t know if I will ever get my truck (???)
I believe they have two other plants not sure if they will have delays too
The worst is the lack of information for the customers that have been already told their order is built!! GM for as large as they are have no a effective customer service. They respond immediately if they feel slighted by insensitive comments. But to ignor their largest cash flow stream show how they don’t give a crap for you, me, or any one that has supported them for years. Owning a dealership must be the most embarrassing business to be involved with.
It will get built as long as you did not ordered the super cruise
I reserved my 2022at4x in October when you first could… Actual order was February 2. Mine has been built for over almost 2months supposedly but awaiting chips!!! Atleast that’s what I was told. #PITIFUL
I agree, Jeremy. Make the truck and deliver it. I don’t want mine sitting in weather for six months waiting on some constrained part(s). A friend was told one month ago his was on a train and should be arriving within a week. Hasn’t happened yet and no update available.
That sounds correct, you’ll get it by November or before
Yes there are lots of them 2022 models that are built, and waiting for their respective chips, the ones that are taking the longest are the ones equipped with the 6.2L
Correct, paint is normally trash before it arrives & even worse now because of build & sit!!!
Will dealers be notified when product year changes and what will happen to existing orders. My
LTZ was built May and sits in a lot somewhere. Nobody is talking or telling any other me what to expect.
Will dealers be notified when product year changes and what will happen to existing orders.
I had an opportunity to drive by the GM Silao complex on Thursday September 8 and on Monday September 12, 2022.
I saw acres upon acres upon acres of finished vehicles – I had never seen that many finished vehicles at once there.
The airport I flew in and out of is next to the cargo trailer facility that GM uses to move vehicles out of there. There staging lots also appeared completely full. What I did not see were many vehicle transport train cars – in fact I saw fewer than twenty.
Does anyone know if the supply-chain issues GM is having with the Silao complex have to do with getting enough railroad capacity to move vehicles out?
OK, sounds like I am not the only one with a built truck that is simply sitting at the factory in Mexico. I am waiting for my a TrailBoss LT w/ the Duratec 3.0 engine. I get a weekly message from GM that my vehicle is built and at plant waiting for shipping that says dealer has best information as to when vehicle will be shipped. Then I contact my dealer and they tell me they can review and check the status but GM controls shipping until it arrives at the lot for pick-up, so nobody is claiming responsibility for getting my truck from factory onto the train and to the respective import lot, which for me is about 20 miles down the road from my house and 30 miles from my dealership.
My vehicile was built 07/06/2022, on Labor day weekend dealer went into the system and drilled down and confirmed my vehicle is not only built but has no exceptions, it is not waiting on any accessories or chips. It just needs to be put on a train from Mexico to Texas. Good luck everyone I am 10+ weeks into what I was told would be 4-6 week since vehicle was being built. on June 30th when I reserved it. In that time they have had probably close to 50 Trail Bosses come in and sold, but none with my engine or set-up. I would even switch colors, but so far no luck.
Ordered a limited 22 Sierra in December 2021. The order was canceled by GM in January. So reordered as soon as they were accepting new orders in March. Vehicle was made on June 6th and still sitting in Mexico. Figure by time I get it will need to replace tires from flat spots. Dealership has no answer why it’s taking so long.
I’m with you brother! Been waiting since April for a truck that was built in May. Just told waiting for a train but still no delivery date
Same Ordered on 12APR and Built Date of 31May22. Only info I’m being told is its sitting in Mexico waiting to be shipped to dealer. Dealer says they don’t know anything until its shipped. Most frustrating process. Dealers near me are getting Trail Bosses in but not with my specs…. For the price I’m trying my hardest to hold out for what i want… Just would like some more information like “Your Truck is 1,254th in line to be shipped” or “We have 23,500 vehicles waiting please try again next year” Something!
Coworker ordered a Sierra HD (US made) and it was produced on schedule and placed on a train last week. No date for delivery. My 1500 was scheduled to start production two days ago. They won’t reveal the plant of origin until the VIN is produced but I only see the 1500 Denali with diesel engines produced in Indiana. Hopefully things stay on track. My dealer said they had trucking arranged in the event of the avoided rail strike.
Sorry about your experience. I know GM can’t control everything but they can control the communication and need to do better.
If you have the 3.0 duramax, the truck is waiting for it’s respective module, duramax and 6.2 are the ones that take the longest
Per the GM site, HD are made at a few plants in US, but all 1500s are suppossed to be built in Mexico, about 3 years ago they made the decision to move all production of 1500s to Mexico. Some info on the site shows that they can be produced at other plants so with constraints maybe some are being built in states again. Mexico paused production in early August for 1 week due to holidays etc and they were suppossed to have another 1 week pause at start of September, but l don’t think that happened. Evidently trucks are being built, but not shipped? I have my VIN# that is how I know my truck is still just sitting in Mexico. will hit 12 weeks on Monday Oct 3 since it the truck was built and status changed to waiting for shipping.
Jess, my dealer has gone into their supply chain/order tracking system and my truck is marked built, no exceptions, no missing parts, it has a green box that says it is complete and ready to ship without exceptions. So what module are you saying they Diesel engines are waiting on? I can ask him to check when I stop by dealership 1 day this week. I almost bought an RST with the 3.0 2 weeks ago, maybe I should have bought that truck as it was on the lot at another dealer, and just had it lifted 2″ to equal the Trail Boss LT.