Ford Motor Co. said production of F-150 and Super Duty pickups at multiple U.S. factories will be halted this week because of a fire at a supplier plant that produces instrument panels for the trucks.
General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz also reported production disruptions.
Production of Ford’s most profitable vehicle could be knocked out for several weeks in the wake of last week’s fire that interrupted production at the Meridian Magnesium Products of America plant near Lansing, Mich., a person familiar with the situation told Bloomberg.
Output of F-150 pickups at the Ford plant in Dearborn, Mich., could be idled Wednesday or Thursday, people familiar with the situation told Reuters. A Ford spokeswoman said on Wednesday the automaker is working very closely with the supplier to get production re-started.