The Windsor Assembly Plant is slated for a temporary shutdown starting next month.
The effort appears to be related to changes in U.S. air bag regulations and the plant needing to retool. Automotive News reported that “the current version of the Dodge Grand Caravan doesn’t meet new side airbag regulations that went into effect Sept. 1.”
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles did not specifically address the air bag issue but said in a statement that the actions relate to U.S. regulatory actions.
“The Windsor Assembly Plant will be down for four weeks, starting the week of Oct. 2, to balance production with the anticipated volume shortfall related to the previously announced temporary production suspension of the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan for the U.S. market only. This action was taken to incorporate U.S. product regulatory actions that are required for the 2018…