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Stale Chips: Stellantis idles Windsor, Ont. minivan production until May 3

Windsor, Ontario — Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler (FCA), will idle its minivan plant in Windsor, Ontario, until the end of April, due to the global microchip shortage.

Production is scheduled to resume May 3, the automaker said. The Chrysler Pacifica, Voyager, Grand Caravan and Pacifica Hybrid minivans are all built at the Windsor Assembly Plant.

Shutdowns of the Windsor, Ont. minivan plant and the company’s Brampton, Ont. plant began March 29.

The Brampton, Ontario, Assembly Plant–where the Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger are assembled–is slated to resume production April 19.

AutoForecast Solutions said earlier this week that the production of 635,000 vehicles in North America has been lost to the chip shortage with a projected total of 831,000 to be lost this year.

 

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