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    Hi there,

    Does anyone know why there is such a massive shortage of new vehicles? I know the obvious answer will be the C word, but there must be other reasons.

    And a bigger question, is there any word on when availability will be short of back to normal? Specifically regarding the 4.0 V6 79 Cruisers......
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    Don't know specifically about Toyota Cruisers but where I work we convert vehicles for the government and private fleets. We are currently on half time as we have loads of orders but can't get any Toyotas, Merc, Fords, Ivecos or VW. Yes the C word is to blame. Manufacturers were on lockdown for a long time. Clearing of vehicles is a problem. Part suppliers to build the vehicles is a problem. Shipping of the vehicles is a problem. It is an endless chain that has been effected over the last year.
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    Default Re: Toyota Vehicle Shortage

    In general, COVID 19 has disrupted global supply chains of items made to manufacture cars. Started with microchips for ECU's, steel is also becoming an issue.

    Today Moneyweb is saying rubber scarcity is become a problem too.

    Logistics to get parts to where cars are assembled are also effected since lock down and airlines parked there planes.


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    Default Re: Toyota Vehicle Shortage

    4xOverland claims the V8 70 Series shortages are due to Toyota trying to fulfill all the V8 200 Series orders before the end of production.

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    Yes there are shortages of the new Urban Cruisers as well and Prado's. Someone mentioned yesterday that even Fortuners are scarce at the moment.

    Nothing sinister, I think. There is a world wide shortage of chips used in displays, like radio's and reverse cameras. And laptops. Huge shortage in laptops as well.
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    Default Re: Toyota Vehicle Shortage

    Quote Originally Posted by lekhubu943 View Post
    Yes there are shortages of the new Urban Cruisers as well and Prado's. Someone mentioned yesterday that even Fortuners are scarce at the moment.

    Nothing sinister, I think. There is a world wide shortage of chips used in displays, like radio's and reverse cameras. And laptops. Huge shortage in laptops as well.
    This laptop shortage is really bugging you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon93 View Post
    This laptop shortage is really bugging you!
    Hehe, seeing what I use my laptop for, it is very accurate comment.
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    Default Re: Toyota Vehicle Shortage

    Google "silicon shortage" or "semiconductor shortage".
    It's a worldwide shortage of semiconductors affecting everything electronic like cell phones, laptops, desktop CPUs and vehicle manufacturing.

    3 main reasons being named:
    1) Covdid 19 pandemic, which forced a lot of people to work from home and study from home. This caused a high demand in laptops and tablets, such as iPads.

    2) Covid 19 pandemic which caused reduced production due to lockdowns.

    3) US - China trade war, the Trump administration blacklisted the largest Chinese manufacturers of semiconductors from acquiring US made parts and technologies, which are required in the manufacturing of semiconductors.

    In addition to the above, the high price of Bitcoin and other crypto currencies has increased the demand in high end graphics cards, usually used in gaming computers. These cards are being used in "mining rigs" in order to mine crypto currencies.
    It has caused a real shortage of these cards, stock is hardly available and they are being sold at inflated prices way above the manufacturer's recommended retail prices.

    A lot of people in northern America, Europe and China who have previously been using public transport have bought vehicles in order to commute more safely, seeking less exposure to potential Covid 19 infections during commute.

    In short, demand up, production down = shortage.
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