GM Runs Out of Corvette Parts, Production Paused
Corvette Blogger broke the story late last week, with CNET confirming the production postponement just days before General Motors issued an official announcement.
“Due to a temporary parts supply issue, we can confirm that Bowling Green Assembly will not run production the week of October 12th,” explained a corporate spokesperson. “Our supply chain, manufacturing and engineering teams are working closely with our supply base to mitigate any further impact on production, and we expect the plant to resume normal operations on Monday.”
When that does happen, it’s unclear if the model will have enough parts availability for GM to relaunch the 2nd production shift, however. The manufacturer spent most of the year without it due to part shortages, with the line opening up at the start of September. With the model once again confronting a lack of materials, 2nd shift could remain on hiatus for a while longer.
For now, the company seems confident that things will be remedied by October 19th. But it has not committed itself to maintain the 2nd shift or identifying which Corvette parts had dried up to cause the production stall. As things currently stand, GM is targeting just over 20,000 examples for the 2020 model year (by December) and is estimated to have completed about 13,000 thus far.
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