June 25, 2021

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Tesla Briefly Halted Model 3 Production in CA over Parts Shortage

  • Tesla halted the Model 3 production line at the Fremont factory for two days due to parts shortages.
  • Other automakers have been feeling the pinch of a semiconductor shortage that’s caused production delays.
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared information about the shutdown via Twitter but did not elaborate on what parts may have caused the issue.

    Tesla isn’t immune to supply-chain issues. On Twitter, CEO Elon Musk announced that the Model 3 line at the Fremont, California, facility had been shut down for two days, Monday and Tuesday of this week, and had restarted production on Wednesday, February 24. The reason for the shutdown, according to Musk, was “parts shortages.”

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    The Tesla CEO didn’t elaborate on what parts had caused the Model 3 line to stop producing vehicles. But supply chain issues involving semiconductors have caused delays in production for many automakers. Whether this was the issue that halted the Model 3 line or was something else is unknown.

    A story in Automotive News earlier on Thursday reported that Tesla was halting the Model 3 line from February 22 until March 7 and that employees were told they would not be paid for four of those days and to use vacation time if they had it.

    At the end of 2020, Tesla brought the Model S and Model X line to a stop for 18 days while it was retooled to build the updated Model S and Model X that were introduced on January 27.

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