Parts shortage idles Chrysler minivan plant

Jan 28, 2011 | 11:15 AM | Corinna Petry

Chrysler Group LLC won't be making minivans in Windsor, Ontario, for a week due to what the company said is a parts shortage.

Company and union officials confirmed Friday that the assembly plant, which produces the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country and Volkswagen Routan, will be shut down as of Monday and reopen Feb. 7.

A Chrysler spokeswoman declined to disclose the part in short supply or the parts supplier.

A Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union official said the plant typically assembles 1,500 vehicles a day, so a one-week idling will result in a production loss of around 7,500 vehicles. ....

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