They are also victims of the chip shortage.
The shutdown will take place the weeks of May 17th and 24th.
Ford, among other automakers, is suffering heavily from the ongoing global chip shortage. They predict that the situation will get worse before it gets better which will contribute to the Blue Oval’s massive production cuts in the second quarter. This time, it’s the Wayne Assembly plant where the Ranger and Bronco are built that will be paused for two weeks.
Ford expects that Q2 production will be slashed by 1.1 million units. To the already cut F-150 and Transit build numbers, and now, the Ranger and hotly-anticipated Bronco will be put on hold for a period of two weeks. According to Automotive News (subscription required), Ford says that summer deliveries for the SUV are still on track for the upcoming summer.
The Michigan plant will be joined by the Chicago and Flat Rock, Mich., plants as well as both the F-150 and Transit van sides of its Kansas City, Mo., plant, in shutting down the weeks of May 17 and 24. Furthermore, the Avon Lake, Ohio, will build only Super Duty chassis cabs and medium-duty trucks the week of May 17 and will be fully down the week of May 24.