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MotorHeadline: Car chip shortage lingers causing spikes in used car prices



The decade of the 2020s will likely go down in history as the “shortage decade” as it seems the market keeps running out of needed products. First it was toilet paper and lumber and now parents are being forced to drive from store to store to find baby formula.

On the automotive side, a shortage...

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  1. It’s not just computer chips that are unobtainable. We waited about two years thru COVID for delivery of an alternator to be replaced under a recall, and then the body control module (computer) failed, crippling the driver’s door and rear hatch. If you go to any dealer’s service department area, there are many disabled cars outside waiting for replacement parts to arrive. Welcome to the Third World USA.

  2. My wife’s car had to have the nav system replaced under warranty this past year. The dealer told me it could be a week or a year… it came in 10 days. THANK GOODNESS. After seeing all of the shortages and supply issues, I guess I’ll keep refurbishing my 15 year old/quarter million mile suburban as long as parts are available… and if they aren’t…off to the pull a part I go.

  3. Just wait til all those new fangled electric cars need parts…you’ll be making 1000 a month payments on something hung sitting in your driveways..but hey you’ll be doing your part for green energy..

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