A parts shortage has resulted in a shutdown at Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant, home of the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country.
The Windsor Star reports that that Wednesday’s shifts have been cancelled, and Thursday production will go ahead on a shift-by-shift basis. 2011 saw multiple parts related shutdowns at Windsor.
Windsor produces about 1,400 minivans per day, and the plant is said to be running at full capacity. The Chrysler vans dominate the segment and are one Chrysler’s best performing vehicles outside of the Ram and Jeep brands. The addition of an “American Value Package” at $21,195 (similar to the sub-$20k Canada Value Package) should only help matters, even if it’s a loss leader.