Automotive News is reporting that production of the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee is being disrupted as a result of a shortage in the supply of steering wheels.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed that shifts have been shortened and cancelled at its Toledo North Assembly and Jefferson North Assembly plants while the company attempts to address the situation.
Manufactured at a facility in Mexico, the steering wheels are produced by Key Safety Systems, a supplier headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
The Cherokee and Grand Cherokee are the No. 1 and No. 2 selling Jeep models.
Update: Fiat Chrysler resumed production of the Jeep Cherokee on Friday at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio and will give workers the opportunity to work Saturday and Sunday to make up for lost output.