If you have a Chrysler 300 (LX), Dodge Challenger (LA), or Dodge Charger (LD) currently on order, you might be waiting a bit longer for your vehicle.
Over the past several weeks, there has been a lot of excitement about the multiple limited edition models scheduled for the 2023 model year. However, the Brampton Assembly Plant is struggling to continue its run of 2022 models, due to current part shortages.
Unifor Local 1285, the union representing the workers at the plant, published a layoff notice to all production, skilled trade, and SBU employees at the facility on Thursday afternoon. According to the notice, the Brampton facility will be down from Monday, September 26th, 2022 to Sunday, October 16th, 2022, because of the shortages.
Production should resume on Monday, October 17th, 2022.
“Stellantis continues to work closely with our suppliers to mitigate the manufacturing impacts caused by the various supply chain issues facing our industry. As the situation continues to be very fluid, we are making production adjustments as necessary to minimize additional production impact,” the automaker said in a statement about the situation.
The downtime should not effect production of the 2023 models. Ordering for the 2023 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger will open in October, production is scheduled to begin on Monday, December 5th, 2022.