Tuesday, October 26, 2021
News Flooded Jeep and Dodge Models Likely Headed for Crusher

Flooded Jeep and Dodge Models Likely Headed for Crusher

Flooded new cars likely headed for scrap

  • Half a foot of rain fell in a short time in Michigan last week

  • Stellantis said 25 vehicles were damaged in flooding


Earlier in the week, we showed you a parking lot full of flooded Stellantis products that resulted from heavy downpours and storms in Michigan. Now we have news that the automaker could be scrapping at least some of the 25 vehicles affected.

Photos of the shipping yard at the Stellantis Jefferson North Assembly Plant on Detroit’s east side were shocking. They showed SUVs in water that in some cases reached nearly to the roof of those in the lowest parts of the lot. Stellantis didn’t confirm which models were underwater, but the plant, and the Mack Assembly Plant next door, build Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango models.

Now Stellantis will be inspecting all of the vehicles in the lot, The Detroit News reports. “As a result of the severe storms that came through Detroit on June 25, 25 vehicles were damaged in the flooded shipping yard adjacent to the Jefferson North Assembly Plant,” Stellantis spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said in a statement to The News.

“All vehicles will be inspected and based on the severity of the damage, could be scrapped. Those vehicle assessments are ongoing,” the statement read.

While Stellantis called scrapping a possibility, it’s almost a certainty for any vehicles that saw water over the door sills and a near guarantee for those with water up to the glass. Even in a Jeep, severe flooding and stormwater could easily ruin vehicle electronics. The floodwater is likely also contaminated with sewage or other unpleasantness.

The same report says that Ford Bronco and F-150 production were stopped temporarily, but no vehicles were damaged. GM operations were not affected.

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