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- Automakers across the globe have been struggling to meet customer demand for new cars all year as a shortage of critical microchips has forced plant closures and left dealers with dwindling inventory.
- The shortages of microchips and other crucial are related to far-reaching effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and in some cases have been exacerbated by natural disasters.
- A report from AutoForecast Solutions says more than 25 different car models have lost at least 10,000 units of North American production to the parts shortages so far this year. The Ford F-150 showed the biggest drop, with