Automakers are hit a big-time with literally a semiconductor pandemic, the shortage has taken a huge call on productions. Companies like GM and Ford are losing over $2 billion of revenue by just 2 months into this worldwide shortage of ‘chips’.
"We continue to work closely with our supply base to find solutions for our suppliers’ semiconductor requirements and to mitigate impact on GM. Our intent is to make up as much production lost at these plants as possible." -David Barnas, Spokesperson, General Motors
GMC and Ford are already planning to build some of their money-generating models such as the Sierra and F-150s to be built without some of the electronic components. The industry shortage was uncalled for, and the talks have reached upto the U.S. government for resolving the issue. The full-size pickups and SUVs are given priority in production for now.
The San Luis Plant in Mexico and the plant in Kansas has been also halted for production and hence meaning a stop in production of the following models:
Stellantis (Formerly FCA) has been also seen down timing their Windsor Plant affecting the production of Chrysler Pacifica and some Dodge products. Ford vehicles that are most affected are F-150, Edge and Lincoln Nautilus.
GM has already given preference on not cutting down the production of its trucks and SUVs and its recent decision to build trucks without the fuel-management modules reflects on the same thought process.