General Motors, the parent company of Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac and Buick, announced that it has temporarily halted production at six of its North American plants due to a global shortage of chips.
General Motors is the latest major automaker to be affected by a shortage of basic computer chips.
Four of the company’s plants are affected in the United States, There are four other factories in Mexico and Canada that remain It has been on hold for several weeks, as the company ramps up its chip supply.
The production halt affects the company’s most profitable vehicles, including pickup trucks and SUVs.
A company spokesperson said: “During the downtime, we are repairing and shipping incomplete vehicles from several affected factories to dealers to help meet strong customer demand for our products.”
“Although the situation is still very complex and changing,” he added. However, we remain confident that our team can continue to search for innovative solutions to reduce the impact on vehicles with higher demand and limited capacity.
Affected vehicles include the Chevy Silverado, Cheyenne, Traverse, Equinox, Express, GMC Acadia, Sierra, Savana, Terrain, Canyon, Buick Enclave, Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6.
This is the second time the company has had to announce a temporary factory closure in response to the chip shortage. The automaker stopped working at several factories for two weeks in April.