I have a buddy who needs a new pickup. Needs, as in his was totalled this past week. It seems that he can't find a new Chevy pickup anywhere. It seems that there is a global chip shortage that is playing havoc with pickup truck production.
GM isn’t the only automaker facing setbacks and even layoffs due to the shortage. In March, Ford said the chip shortage, along with weather conditions, left the company canceling shifts and building some vehicles without all their parts. Honda, Volkswagen, and Toyota have similarly warned of supply issues or reduced production in recent months.
Talking with the fellows in the club, it seems that everyone but me was aware of this. It's a good thing that I'm not in the market for a new pickup truck.