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Chevrolet Blazer Production Halted

Chevrolet Blazer Production Halted

Production of the Chevrolet Blazer has been halted due to parts shortage. The shortage, originally caused by the UAW strike in the U.S., shouldn’t last very long given the Blazer is produced in Mexico.

While General Motors and the UAW have reached a tentative agreement to end its labor strike in the U.S., the final vote from union members to ratify the deal will not happen until Oct. 25th. It’s assumed the prolonged strike has caused GM to run out of engines and transmissions for the Blazer, which is produced at the company’s Ramos Arzipe, Mexico assembly plant.

Speaking of engines, the 2020 Chevrolet Blazer is gaining a new engine. The company’s popular turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four will now be an option under the Blazer’s hood. It will join the 3.6-liter V-6 that was exclusively found under the hood of the 2019 model.

GM has has stated when it anticipates Blazer production to be back up and running. Assuming the UAW strike is the cause, Blazer production should be back a few days after the UAW is back at work.





 

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  1. carnut
    It's not like they are in short supply and people chomping at the bit to get them.
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