Expect some new car models disappering from showrooms in th next few months due to COVID-19

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  1. Georgina Rudkus

    Georgina Rudkus Senior Member

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    Due to the non-stocking of extra parts and the "just in time" arrival of ordered parts, expect the disruption of auto assembly lines in the near future.

    Automakers count down to looming China parts shortage - Nikkei Asian Review

    A large number of car parts are now manufactured by sub contractors in China, Korea, Japan and the rest of Asia.

    Unlike simple products found at Dollar Tree and Walmart, automobiles require thousands of complex manufactured parts. Just one missing component might shut down a vehicle assembly plant.
     
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    Factories are starting back up, shouldn’t be too bad unless things change
     
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    They're starting up using forced labor. Ethics questions aside there might be some quality issues with the stuff for a while.

    And don't forget, there's a "bubble" of maybe 5 weeks worth of missed production, ships not loaded/unloaded etc.

    They could get everything back to 100% tomorrow and we will still have certain showrooms and shelves empty between April and June.
     
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    Agreed, that’s why I said ‘too bad’

    And Chinese ethics questions would be oxymoron ‘s
     
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    I understand a lot of face masks were made in Wuhan.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    no wonder they don't work
     
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    Seeing results of shortages in my industry already.

    Products made in Shenzhen

    Possible from the double knockout with the (extended) Chinese new year.
     
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