The chip shortage continues to take its toll on automakers.
The Ford Bronco is a highly anticipated model that is doing everything it can to make it to market, but outside forces continue to hinder its arrival. Supplier issues late last year forced Ford to delay production, shifting the delivery window from this spring to this summer. Now, the ongoing semiconductor shortage is disrupting production, though Ford says deliveries are still scheduled to begin this summer, which starts on June 20.
Earlier this week, a Detroit Free Press report highlighted the company’s struggles as the automaker announced it would idle production at several factories in the US and Mexico, including Michigan Assembly, where Ford produces the Bronco. Production will shut down from the weeks of May 17 and May 24. The shutdown doesn’t help the company in its goal of meeting the Bronco’s high demand. Out of 190,000 reservations, more than 125,000 have been confirmed as sales. Finding one on dealership lots will be a challenge. For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.