News: GM builds some 2021 pickups without certain modules due to global chip shortage.
DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co said Monday that the U.S. automaker will build certain light vans without a fuel management module in 2021 due to the global shortage of semiconductor chips.
The lack of the active fuel management / dynamic fuel management module means that affected models equipped with the 5.3 liter EcoTec3 V8 engine with six-speed and eight-speed automatic transmissions will have a mile per gallon lower fuel consumption, said spokeswoman Michelle Malcho said.
Malchow stressed that all trucks are still being built, which GM has repeatedly stressed that it would try to protect as the pickups are among GM’s most valuable models. She declined to say the volume of the affected vehicles.
Reporting by Ben Klayman in Detroit; Adaptation by Nick Zieminski
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