Shortages Affecting Auto Production: Semiconductor, foam, etc

Not at nearly the same cost, but yes. A lot of already short or stuck product will switch to air freight for their next shipment.

This thread is about any kind of disruption that will affect cars for sale on dealer lots.

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And Honda’s DONE

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Even sea freight that doesn’t get stuck is routinely getting delayed at port for 2-4 weeks. My company has had to fly a lot of product from Japan. Obviously everyone else is air freighting too. Parts have been sitting at airports for 7-10 days before they even get off the ground. Never seen anything like this.

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This is affecting the heavy duty vehicle industry. Have about a dozen bobtail style trucks ordered that are delayed by 60 days currently. They shut the line down and laid everyone off.

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Back in the days auto workers used to still get paid a high% of their wages with supply chain disruptions, probably not true anymore.

The following BMW models cannot be built with Driving Assistance Professional (ZDY) right now due to the shortages:
X3 (4-cylinder, all trims)
330i, 330ix, 330e, 330ex (online configurator also shows it’s not available on either driveline of the M340i, but the official bulletin doesn’t say this)
X4 xDrive 30i
430i coupe - both drivelines
430i convertible - only RWD

Therefore, if this option is a must and you find one on the lot that’s almost perfect, you should probably consider buying it. There is no potential end date as of now.

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A U.S. auto industry group this week urged the government to help and warned that a global semiconductor shortage could result in 1.28 million fewer vehicles built this year and disrupt production for another six months.

Here’s the newest option not available on a 3 series - 19" black wheels with any of the tire choices.

Wooo, let the fun begin!

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so it comes on cinderblocks?

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There are new Escalades sitting in dealer lots for weeks with steel wheels, while waiting for the black wheels to arrive. Weird times.

It depends on whether it’s an NA build or not.

It’s not our fault they got rid of compact radials as spares. I might pay to see an M car delivered on 4 :doughnut:

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In a perfect world, there would be no black wheels.

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Black wheels just look awful on M-sport colors like Estoril Blue

Any chance the world will be blessed by a shortage of leather in Barbie-crotch orange?

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Won’t affect auto production probably better for my diet.

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It’s cognac! Cognac! And it’s beeeaautiful :slight_smile:

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I used to manage the Boba shop. There isn’t any shortage here in TX. I can tell you that much.

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