Nearly half of the 55,000 vehicles taken out of production schedules in North America last week were Volkswagen vehicles, according to the latest industry report from AutoForecast Solutions.
Among the 25,000 Volkswagen vehicles impacted were 11,900 Tiguan compact crossovers, 6,700 Taos subcompact crossovers and 6,400 Jetta/Bora compact sedans (Puebla, Mexico).
About 8,300 Toyota Motor vehicles were taken out of production schedules in North America last week. This includes 4,500 Camry midsize sedans, Avalon large sedans, RAV4 compact crossovers and Lexus ES crossovers (Georgetown, Ky.) and 3,800 Sequoia large SUVs, Highlander large crossovers and Sienna minivans (Princeton, Ind.).
Of note for Stellantis were 17,600 Jeep Compass compact crossovers (Toluca, Mexico) and 4,500 Ram 1500 pickup trucks (Warren, Mich.), taken out of North American production schedules.
Ford Motor Co. and General Motors mostly took the backseat in terms of impact last week. There were signs of respite for GM when it announced plans to restart production at several of its plants that have been affected over the past several months.
The latest changes raise the global number of vehicles lost in announced shutdowns and line slowdowns to chip shortages to 2.99 million, up from 2.89 million a week earlier. AFS now projects that up to 4.09 million cars and trucks ultimately could be affected worldwide.