Fiat Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario will be idled beginning Monday due to a parts shortage, Automotive News reports.
Union officials at the plant said they weren’t sure what was causing the shortage. FCA did not respond to a request for comment from AN.
Earlier this week a large fire destroyed a Magneti Marelli parts warehouse in Tennessee. It’s not clear if the fire is related to the parts shortage, however FCA’s in-house parts division provides lighting components for most its vehicles.
“FCA told us that they are going to give us a formal letter indicating that we are down but I haven’t seen it, yet,” Unifor Local 444 president Dino Chiodo told AN this week. “There is a posting in the plant already that suggests that, potentially, all next week we’ll be down.”
FCA’s Windsor Assembly plant currently builds the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans. The facility, which churns out about 1,500 units a day runs three shifts per day and employs around 6,000 workers.
It’s currently unclear how long the shutdown might last.