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Ford adds new July downtime at multiple North Amerian plants due to chip shortage

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday mentioned a number of of its North America meeting plants, which have already skilled weeks of downtime from the global chip shortage, might be idled for at least a part of July.

Chicago Assembly Plant, which builds the worthwhile Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator crossovers, might be down the weeks of July 5, 12, 19 and 26 and can run two shifts the week of Aug. 2, the automaker mentioned Wednesday.

Dearborn Truck, which makes all-important Ford F-150 pickups, will run on two shifts the weeks of July 12,19 and 26. Kansas City Assembly Plant’s F-150 line might be down the weeks of July 12 and 19, whereas its Ford Transit line might be down the week of July 19.

Flat Rock Assembly Plant, which builds the Ford Mustang, might be down the weeks of July 12 and 19.

Hermosillo Assembly Plant, which builds the Ford Bronco Sport, will run one among two shifts the weeks of July 12 and 19.

Kentucky Truck Plant, which builds the Super Duty, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, might be down the week of July 12 and run two shifts the weeks of July 19, 26 and Aug. 2.

Louisville Assembly Plant, which builds the Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair crossovers, will run on a diminished schedule the week of July 19.

Oakville Assembly Complex in Canada, which builds the Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus crossovers, will produce the Nautilus solely the weeks of July 19, 26 and Aug. 2.

Ford additionally mentioned that Michigan Assembly Plant, which builds the Ford Bronco and Ranger, might be down the weeks of July 5 and 26 due to an unrelated half shortage.

“The global semiconductor shortage continues to affect global automakers and other industries in all parts of the world,” Ford mentioned in a press release. “While we continue to manufacture new vehicles, we’re prioritizing completing our customers’ vehicles that were assembled without certain parts due to the industry-wide semiconductor shortage. This is in line with our commitment to get our customers their vehicles as soon as possible and consistent with our forecasted supply.”

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