Lockdowns due to the pandemic played a role. However, the main culprit was that a single factory simply couldn’t supply enough of one of America’s hottest-selling vehicles. GM was reportedly examining the possibility of expanding production to another factory, potentially its Spring Hill, Tennessee plant, but no decision has been made. And then the semiconductor chip crisis began. Now, the lack of chips has forced GM to extend production cuts at Ramos Arizpe.
There are reportedly hundreds of completed Blazers parked at the facility waiting to be shipped north. But there’s just one critical problem: they all lack chips, and until they do they’re not going anywhere.