GM Cuts Production at Four Assembly Plants Due to Microchip Shortage

General Motors will shutdown or reduce production at four of its global assembly plants beginning the week of Feb. 8, 2021 due to the ongoing automotive semiconductor shortage, according to the automaker.

“Due to the fluidity around the availability of parts, our current plan is to update the plants each week,” the automaker said. “Our intent is to make up as much production lost at these plants as possible. Importantly, this issue will not impact our commitment to an all-electric future.” 

GM said it will close down its assembly plants in Fairfax, Kansas; Ingersoll, Ontario; and San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The automaker said it will also operate at half capacity at it’s Bupyeong, Korea assembly plant.

"Despite our mitigation efforts, the semiconductor shortage will impact GM production in 2021," GM said. "We are currently assessing the overall impact, but our focus is to keep producing our most in-demand products – including full-size trucks and SUVs and Corvettes – for our customers."

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