Volkswagen halts production due to chip shortage


At Volkswagen Saxony, the assembly lines are at a standstill this week. Due to a lack of semiconductors, about 5,000 vehicles will not be built in Zwickau and Dresden. This includes vehicles from the VW brand, but also Audi and Cupra.

A spokesperson for VW Saxony confirmed the one-week production stop to Automobilwoche. In Saxony, however, only four production days will be cancelled because the state has a public holiday on Wednesday (Day of Prayer and Repentance). Therefore, the choice fell on the already shortened week.

The MEB plant in Zwickau and the electrical production in the Transparent Factory in Dresden have so far been little affected by the semiconductor crisis. The situation is different at VW’s main plant in Wolfsburg, where the four production lines for the Golf and Tiguan have already been at a standstill several times.

In Zwickau, 1,200 vehicles are usually built per day. In addition to the Volkswagen models ID.3, ID.4 and ID.5 (the latter currently still in pre-production), these include the Audi Q4 e-tron (and Sportback) and the Cupra Born. In addition, there are 35 ID.3s per day from Dresden.

Extrapolated, the four cancelled production days mean that around 5,000 vehicles will not be built. There are no known effects on the already long delivery times.

At VW Saxony, however, not only the two electric car plants are affected by the production stop: The Chemnitz engine plant is also not assembling any combustion engines this week. According to the report, however, bodywork production for Bentley and Lamborghini will continue in Zwickau. (in German)


about „Volkswagen halts production due to chip shortage“
30.12.2021 um 08:47
I have ordered a Tiguan last August When do you think VW will get some chips semi conductors so my vehicle can be build
kelvin Dearn
18.01.2022 um 14:30
I order a new Tiguan R-line( no additional options) at the end fo July 2021 and told a max delivery time of Nov / Dec 21 however this then moved to Jan 22 and then told on 17/01/22 that its late March 22 delivery & to be told today on 18/01/22 a day later that it now has a delivery estimated at August 2022?. How can this be possible I know theres a chip shortage & Covid etc but VW retailers need to stop taking new orders then, surely if they cannot supply current waiting
17.02.2022 um 15:55
My Seat Tarraco FR, ordered July 2nd, 2021, expected in Nov 2021. First they told me will be ready January, then end of March, yesterday I was told about mid of June. I wonder, what they will tell be end of May. So, I have ordered a car knowing nothing about delivery time and final price. No any apologize from dealer neither from VW. They are completely arogant.
01.02.2022 um 17:52
We're in the same boat. Ordered Sept 2021 with first ETA being March 2022, with production pushed back initially to April 2022, and now received an update to say production won't start until end of August 2022. A bit ridiculous.
Tom Watterson
03.04.2022 um 19:58
I ordered a YW Toureg Black Edition in Oct 21 for delivery in March 2022 now been told the delivery should be July / August 2022

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