FCA idling two plants as microchip shortage spreads

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is idling two North American assembly plants, including its Brampton plant in Canada, due to the ongoing global microchip shortage.

“We are working closely with our global supply chain network to manage any manufacturing impact caused by the global microchip shortage. As a result, we have taken the decision to delay the restart of our Toluca, Mexico plant which builds the Jeep Compass and schedule down time at our Canadian plant in Brampton, Ont., which builds the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger and Challenger,” FCA Canada spokeswoman LouAnn Gosselin said in a statement to Automotive News Canada.

“This will minimize the impact of the current semiconductor shortage while ensuring we maintain production at our other North American plants.”   

This report will be updated.

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