Honda Malaysia – production of new vehicles affected by chip deficit; Buyer

Honda Malaysia has announced on its official website that it is currently facing delays in acquiring parts for new cars, resulting in inconsistent production output at its factory in Melaka. The disruption stemmed from the global shortage of semiconductors and the Covid-19 epidemic, both affecting the supply chain that supports vehicle production.

The company said that due to declining production output and high market demand, customers who have already booked may face delivery delays depending on their chosen model and variant.

It added that some deliveries may not be available before the Sales and Service Tax (SST) exemption – 100% for CKD vehicles, 50% for CBUs – ending June 30, 2022. The company apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and urges customers to maximize production output as much as possible.

The issue is not specific to Honda Malaysia, as Proton also announced on Labor Day that its production had been affected by a semiconductor shortage. Outside our country, other car companies have also reported that it is having difficulty meeting production targets due to supply chain problems.

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