GM’s Kansas facility to remain closed through mid-August due to chip shortage

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General Motors is extending downtime at its Fairfax Assembly facility in Kansas City, Kansas, due to ongoing problems with the delivery of microchips, the company confirmed late Monday. The factory will now remain inactive until at least August 16, Automotive News reports.

The plant, which produces the Cadillac XT4 and (for now, at least) the Chevrolet Malibu, was said to be on standby through the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend, but GM was forced to extend the outage again — this time with more than another month – due to the persistent lack of supply of electronic components.

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While microchip manufacturing is starting to catch up with existing manufacturing demand, it could take months (perhaps more than a year) for customers to see relief from the shortage.

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