Ford Motor Co. on Thursday said it would stop production next week at its Flat Rock assembly plant in suburban Detroit, where it is building the Mustang, due to global semiconductor shortage.

The automotive industry is battling a global chip shortage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced companies to cut production, although high vehicle prices have partially offset its impact.

Last month, the automaker warned that a shortage of chips would lead to lower car volumes in the current quarter.

Last month, Ford stopped production at its assembly plant in Kansas City, which produces F-150 pickups, for a week due to a lack of chips.

Production at Ford’s other North American plants will continue as usual.

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