MEXICO CITY — Ford Motor Co.’s plant in the northern Mexican city of Hermosillo, which makes the hot-selling Bronco Sport crossover, will pause production from May 3 to May 17 due to microchip supply shortages, Ford confirmed on Thursday.

Details of the Ford stoppage were revealed Wednesday in an internal advisory seen by Reuters that was shared among union members at the plant. The union advisory said workers will get 75 percent of their pay during the stoppage.

“The global semiconductor shortage is creating down time at Hermosillo Assembly Plant the weeks of May 3 and May 10,” Ford said in an e-mail to Automotive News on Thursday.

Ford sold 23,356 Bronco Sports in the U.S. during the first quarter.

Mexico’s auto industry has been hit by global shortages of chips, leading to temporary stoppages elsewhere too.

Automotive News reporter Michael Martinez contributed to this report.


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