Nissan says its extensive factory in Smyrna, Tennessee, will be closed for two weeks starting from Monday. The reason for this temporary shutdown is the shortage of computer chips brought on by the coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia.
This shutdown is the longest at any U.S. auto plant of this size since the semiconductor shortage started to hit last year. It expects the continuation of production from August 30
Read Nissan’s full statement below:
“Nissan will further adjust its North American production schedules in August due to a Malaysia-based supplier that has shut down because of an outbreak of new COVID-19 cases. All production lines at our Smyrna, Tenn. facility will be down the weeks of August 16 and August 23, with production expected to resume the week of August 30. We continue to work closely with our supplier partners to assess the impact of supply chain issues and minimize disruption for vehicle deliveries to our dealers and customers.”