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Nov 2022

Toyota Batch Recall Service Discontinued

Toyota’s FTP server for recall information will no longer be available as of February 18, 2023. As a replacement, Toyota recommend using the Vehicle Recall Search Service (VRSS) offered through Carfax for this information. The same information you may currently receive through Toyota’s FTP is available through the VRSS. This service is free-of-charge and includes recall information for most OEMs (including Toyota) in one place.

To register for your CARFAX Free Vehicle Recall Check account, go to https://www.carfax.com/recall/ and click the “Request an Account” button on the right side of the screen.

Volvo XC40 Orders

Volvo will no longer be accepting any new fleet orders for the XC40 ICE variants (B4/B5) effective 11/14/22. Any prior or pending orders will be processed in the coming days.

Nov 2022

Microchip Shortage: Outlook Improves

In its latest estimate, AutoForecast Solutions said 3.9 million vehicles have been cut by automakers worldwide this year, a slight improvement from the 3.93 million units it reported a week earlier. The numbers are a welcome reprieve for the industry. Looking ahead, microchip availability could improve next year as demand in other sectors eases, said Sam Fiorani, AFS vice president of global vehicle forecasting.
“Moving some of the production capacity to automotive chips could ease the tight supply and might shorten the production bottlenecks, possibly by the middle or late in the new year,” Fiorani wrote in an email.
Projections for loss by region are as follows:

Hyundai 2023MY Orders

Effective immediately, Hyundai has closed all ordering for the 2023 MY. Any remaining pending orders will be submitted as a “will try” basis only.

Subaru Ordering

Due to microchip shortages, Model Year 2023 Legacy ordering is currently only open at the Premium Trim Level. PAD 11, PAD 13 & PAD 15.

Nov 2022

Subaru Ordering

Effective immediately, Subaru is no longer accepting orders for the base Forester, specifically PFB 01 and PFB 02. For now, higher level trims are still available for order.

Microchip Shortage: Losses in America

About 23,900 units were added to AutoForecast Solutions’ tally of the number of vehicles removed from automakers’ production plans because of the microchip shortage this year.
Roughly 33,900 were cut at North American plants, with another 5,200 being axed in South America. But the AFS estimate for the number of cuts at plants in Asia outside of China improved by about 15,200 units from the prior week’s estimate, offsetting some of the losses in the Americas.
Ford and Stellantis are among the automakers that continue to show “production hiccups” that are limiting the number of vehicles they produce, said Sam Fiorani, AFS vice president of global vehicle forecasting, in an email. Still, production in China has been stabilizing, helping to limit the number of global vehicle losses.
Projections for loss by region are as follows:

Toyota Smart Key Supply Issues

Due to a smart key supply issue, Toyota will temporarily limit one (1) smart key on select models produced in October and November. Please note that this will include RAV4, Camry, Sienna, Highlander, Tundra and Sequoia — including hybrids. Similar to the Tacoma key situation last year, Toyota will initiate a special service campaign at a later date to provide customers with a second key.

Nov 2022

Hyundai Order Banks Now Open

The 2023 Hyundai order banks are now open and Hyundai is accepting orders with limited allocation. This will be a first come first serve basis. Please note that deliveries will most likely be around the end of Q2 of 2023.

No Plug-Ins, Venues, or Santa Cruz vehicles will have allocation.

Nov 2022

GM Order Cutoffs

The Chevy Malibu, Equinox, and Terrain have an order cutoff date of December 2nd with the last day to load new FANs to the tracker on November 11th.

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