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Ford cuts vehicle production at several plants due to lack of chips

Ford employee Jeremy Kennedy secures the engine and transmission to the subframe of the new 2020 Explorer at the Chicago assembly plant.

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Detroit – Ford motor A continuous shortage of semiconductor chips drastically reduced North American car production in July Affects the global automotive industry.

Automakers announced on Wednesday that they would suspend or reduce production at eight plants, including six in the United States, for various periods from next month to early August due to problems.Affected products from Ford F-150 Ford Bronco Sport For Ford Mustang and Ford Explorer.

Apart from this, automakers are producing Ford Ranger pickups New Ford Bronco SUVThe Michigan assembly plant, which recently began shipping to dealers, will be down during the week of July 5th and July 26th due to an “irrelevant shortage of parts.” A spokeswoman for a company refused to disclose the details.

Cut said it was the latest for Ford and it was expected earlier this year Lose about 50% of vehicle production Due to a tip issue, in the second quarter.Ford said it was expecting Lose $ 2.5 billion Due to problems, revenue reached about 1.1 million units this year.

Ford said in a statement Wednesday that it is undergoing the latest production cuts due to a chip shortage to prioritize “customer vehicles assembled without specific parts due to a semiconductor shortage across the industry.”

The affected vehicles and plants are:

  • Ford Explorer and Lincoln Nautilus SUV: Chicago assembly plant in Illinois will be shut down for four weeks starting July 5th and will carry out two shifts in the week of August 2nd.
  • Ford F-150 Pickup: The Dearborn Truck Plant in Michigan will drive two crew members for three weeks starting July 12.
  • Ford Mustang: The Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan will be shut down for two weeks starting July 12.
  • Ford Bronco Sport SUV and Upcoming Ford Maverick Small Pickup: The Hermoshiro assembly plant in Mexico will perform one of two shifts in the week of July 12th and June 19th.
  • F-150 and Transit Van: At the Kansas City assembly plant in Missouri, the F-150 line will go down in the week of July 12 and July 19, and the transit line will go down in the week of July 19.
  • Ford Super Duty Trucks and Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs: The Kentucky Trucks Factory in Kentucky will go down in the week of July 12th and will carry out two shifts over a three-week period starting July 19th.
  • Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair: The Louisville assembly plant in Kentucky will operate on a shortened schedule for the week of July 19.
  • Ford Edge: The Oakville Assembly Complex in Ontario, Canada will not produce the Ford Edge Crossover for three weeks starting July 19th. The plant also produces the Lincoln Nautilus Crossover.

The ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips is expected to cost the global automotive industry $ 110 billion in revenue In 2021, according to consulting firm AlixPartners.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/30/chip-shortage-causes-ford-to-cut-vehicle-production-at-several-plants.html Ford cuts vehicle production at several plants due to lack of chips

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