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Ford Pauses F-150 Production at Missouri Plant on Chip Shortage

Written by David Schollaert

Ford Motor Co. will idle some production of the F-150 pickup, the carmaker’s best-selling vehicle, due to the ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage, a company spokesperson told Steel Market Update (SMU).

Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Mo., will begin the week-long downtime on Monday, Feb. 28.

The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker said the disruption will only affect its F-150 production. Ford’s other truck and Transit lines of vehicles produced at the Missouri assembly will not be impacted.

All other North American plants are running normal production next week and have not been impacted by the latest chip shortage, the spokesperson said.

Though parts availability remains an ongoing issue across the auto industry, most other North American automakers reported no assembly delays. GM, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Subaru, Stellantis, and Daimler all confirmed to SMU that there are no current or foreseen production stoppages.

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