Has Jeep Production Completely Stopped?

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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/
One of the reasons for Apple’s stock price dropping after a strong quarter was their warning of the availability of chips. Indeed, they do get priority, but it goes to show you how extensive the issue is.

We sell board components to customers of all sizes. From what we have heard, there are many delays in all areas, but it seems especially bad in some components that are older technology. Simply, there is no money in building a new plant for an older technology product, so when there was the combination of production shutdowns and a spike in demand, the owners of the companies started delaying orders. Technology is basically like fish … the big fish eats the little fish and so forth. When a small component gets delayed, it delays the bigger component, which delays a part, which delays a car …

Makes sense that Stellantis would give a high margin product like the Wranger priority, but even Ford has delayed the F-150 … I would add a few weeks/months, if you are waiting for a new Wrangler from the factory.
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I am an EE. I would guess that Apple and Jeep share none of the major semiconductor components between their products.
 

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I am an EE. I would guess that Apple and Jeep share none of the major semiconductor components between their products.
The issues seem to be in many legacy parts such as display drivers, some simple communication chips (especially auto-grade Wi-Fi) and ”some analog” ones (my engineer used this term). We sell board communication components to customers from all walks of life and all of them seem to be missing some chips/board components that are delaying their production. This ranges from companies building oil drilling equipment to MRI machines to home power generators.
 

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Someone in another thread said they have confirmation of the wrangler plant being shutdown yet again.... Due to microchips shortage.
 

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I was also informed of my order placed on 7/15 that it won't be delivered until January 2022! I was quoted to receive new jeep by September from the dealer.....who the he'll knows what's happening.... Different answers from everybody
 
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Anyone else just get an email from Jeep?​
Estimated delivery for an order placed June 15 has been changed from July 15 to October 15th. 4 months.​
Freaking miserable right now.​
 

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In case any of you guys are concerned about a lease expiring before your new one arrives, Chrysler Capital will extend your lease if you have one on order. I know MBFS will do a one month extension without a new Benz on order as well.
 

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I am an EE. I would guess that Apple and Jeep share none of the major semiconductor components between their products.
Apple and Jeep may not share actual chips but some IC or chip components might use the same materials in production? All you need is one missing component to make the chips themselves and the line stops. My buddy's friend said nylon, resins and some other components are holding up production in many cases.

I honestly have no idea, just pure speculation.

I am seeing more and more members post about being told to expect delays for their Wranglers though.
 
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i received this as part of an update on my 392 today ….

The Jeep is in the production stage with all parts gathered and it's waiting to move into the build process. At this time we do not have an estimate for when the build will begin. The Wrangler plant is currently closed and should be reopening after August 9th
 
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