Titan, Frontier, and Altima customers should also pay attention.
If you're in the market for a brand new Nissan Frontier, Titan, or Altima, consider this an early warning that you might be in for a long wait.
Per Automotive News, Nissan informed its US dealers earlier this week about an ongoing semiconductor chip shortage that will affect production at its North American assembly plants until the end of the year.
"External factors continue to impact our business," said Judy Wheeler, Nissan's US sales chief, in a memo sent to dealers. "Due to supply chain disruptions related to ongoing semiconductor chip shortages in the industry, Nissan is adjusting production schedules for the final two months of 2022."
Nissan's factory in Mississippi has been identified as the primary facility hit with supply issues. One of its assembly lines builds the Frontier and Titan. The latter is scheduled to be discontinued in late 2024.
This line will move to a four-day production schedule for the rest of the month. The second line handles the Altima and will move to a two-day week. No production will take place the week of Thanksgiving, and December's schedule is expected to be similar.
The Canton factory will soon be updated to build electric vehicles, one of which is expected to be a sedan that will one day replace the Altima. Two crossovers and two sedans will begin production mid-decade for Nissan and Infiniti, so two for each.
Aside from the vehicles mentioned above, the carmaker said other models could be affected by supply issues without providing specifics. That's pretty much par for the course these days, with most manufacturers still experiencing the same problem.
The chip shortage has been an ongoing struggle as Nissan continues its US market turnaround efforts.
In the first nine months of this year, the company's sales dropped by 31% - a direct result of supply chain issues. No information was provided regarding production schedules once 2023 arrives, but Nissan is fully aware the current situation cannot remain, especially for the Frontier and Altima.
Both continue to be in high demand across the country.