Has Jeep Production Completely Stopped?

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My dealer has told me that production at the factory has completely stopped and jeep is providing them with no updates other than that.

Anyone hearing something similar?
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Factory was closed for retooling but has since opened up to my knowledge.
 

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They were shutdown last week for scheduled maintenance at the plant. As far as everyone knows, those of us waiting on builds... they are back up and running this week.
 

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I ordered on 6/14. Still in D as of this afternoon. Was really hoping to have it by this week or next at the latest but not looking good. Ordered a 4dr willys Mt
 

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I ordered 6/18. Still in D as well.

I Jeep chatted this morning and tried 3 different ways to get answers on my build holdup. She was nice enough but I still didn't get any useful info. She said she felt my order was on track normally.

So then I asked, so what *is* a normal time to build wait? She evaded that question, vaguely mentioning days to weeks. I said "Yes, I see that on the build timing spreadsheet I have access to (Thanks PocketsEmptied). Some orders are built in just a few weeks, while others rot for months.

I went on to tell her: That is why the company needs to give you reps access to more granular information so you could tell us, the paying customers, it's that pesky Block Heater, GG or that damn HellYella you want that is holding up your build. Then we could say keep your heater and build my Jeep. :)
 

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Stellantis announced they were going to have delays/temp shutdowns, but they seemed to imply that it was a week or two of downtime.

In terms of things getting better, I am in the chip industry. Don’t hold your breath on things getting better in 2021. When Apple, one of the world’s largest buyers of chips, announces they will see a decline in profit due to this issue, it is bad. Think more like 12-16 months to fix this.
 

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Ordered mine 7/24. Dealer just called this morning with my Vin#.
 

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We went from I to JB last night, so there is at least some movement at the plant.
 

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Now I know why I waiting to order and new 2022, I hope by them things will be back to somewhat normal. I hope by the first part of 2022 dealers will have some stock, ordering will be normal, and I can get my new Jeep on a regular schedule time. I will say when I ordered my 2017 Jeep Willys I got it in 22 day of ordering it, the dealer said that was pretty close to normal as he said 28 days to get it.
 

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Stellantis announced they were going to have delays/temp shutdowns, but they seemed to imply that it was a week or two of downtime.

In terms of things getting better, I am in the chip industry. Don’t hold your breath on things getting better in 2021. When Apple, one of the world’s largest buyers of chips, announces they will see a decline in profit due to this issue, it is bad. Think more like 12-16 months to fix this.
Stellantis is focusing on keeping the Wrangler line running. They closed some other plants to keep Toledo open so Wrangler production is not interrupted. As much as possible anyway.

They announced a week or two of routine shut down to retool. A Jeep rep at the Chicago Auto Show announced they are starting production of the Xtreme Recon package in Aug so maybe that has something to do with it? Or even possibly 2022 changes?

https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...dering-production-start-dates-released.76458/

A friend of a friend owns a design/manufacturing company that makes many electrical components for the car world. He mentioned obtaining chips/microprocessors and believe it or not Nylon has been a tremendous problem. He confirms the problem will last for awhile, undoubtedly into next year.

Apple seems to be getting priority.

https://www.gizchina.com/2021/06/23/tsmc-will-deliver-automotive-chips-earlier-than-scheduled/
 
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Your dealer is giving you wrong info. They are cranking out Jeep's as fast as they can make them. A couple of weeks ago they closed the plant for the week. People need to take vacation. I dislike how much salespeople get things wrong.
 

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"Production of Jeep's flagship Wrangler SUV, which is built at Toledo North Assembly Plant, will continue."

They make big profits on the wrangler. They will idle everything else before they touch the wrangler.
 

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"Production of Jeep's flagship Wrangler SUV, which is built at Toledo North Assembly Plant, will continue."

They make big profits on the wrangler. They will idle everything else before they touch the wrangler.
Someone I know at the factory told me this months ago. He said they halted production for some other models to keep Wranglers running in Toledo. Now it's the Gladiator's turn to shut down so the Wrangler can still be produced.
 
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