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Honda Takes Chip-Related Outage; Stellantis, Summer Downtime

Written by David Schollaert

American Honda Motor Co., Honda’s North American subsidiary, has paused some production at three assembly plants this week because of the ongoing parts and microchip shortages, a company spokesperson told Steel Market Update (SMU).

AutoAssembly2Honda’s Greensburg, Ind., assembly plant, Marysville Auto Plant Line 1 in Ohio, and Honda Canada Manufacturing Plant Line 2 in Alliston, Ontario, have all suspended production for the week of July 25.

Honda said it continues to manage supply chain issues related to several factors including Covid, port congestion and the microchip shortage. “Our purchasing and production teams continue to carefully manage the available supply of parts to run production and meet the needs of our customers.”

The disruption will impact a wide range of vehicles, including the Honda Accord, sedan and hybrid, Honda Civic, and CR-V crossover SUV as well as the Insight Sedan, and Acura’s TLX and ILX models.

In addition to the outages, the spokesperson noted that other North American operations have adjusted production this week based on parts supply availability. “But as this is a fluid situation, we are unable to provide specific facility or model information,” they said.

Stellantis – Chrysler’s European parent company – said planned summer outages for maintenance programs, facility updates, and model-year changeovers are still underway at a few assembly plants. Those include:

  • Toledo Assembly Complex (Ohio) – down the week of July 25  
  • Toluca Assembly Plant (Mexico) – down the week of August 8
  • Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (Michigan) – down the week of August 22

The carmaker said that powertrain, stamping, and component plants will align work patterns to support assembly production schedules.

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