Honda de Mexico announced that it will take several weeks to determine when its auto plant in Celaya, Guanajuato can resume Fit and HR-V production. Operations on site were suspended on June 28 due to the overflow of a river nearby. As a result, production of the Honda Fit and HR-V in Celaya has been suspended for the month of July.
“Our teams continue to investigate the damage to the tooling and equipment at the plant and we anticipate that it will take several weeks to determine when we can resume Fit and HR-V production. The Honda transmission plant in Celaya resumed production effective July 9,” said the company in a statement.
The Honda HR-V also is produced at another Honda auto plant in El Salto, Jalisco, about 160 miles west of Celaya, which did not experience any flooding. Production of the refreshed 2019 Honda HR-V is now underway in there.
Furthermore, production of the upcoming 2019 Honda Insight sedan at the company’s plant in Greensburg, Indiana will be suspended in the month of August due to a critical engine part that is produced at the Celaya engine plant.
“Our commitment is always to provide our customers with high quality products and production will not resume until we can ensure the highest levels of quality for all parts and products. We will provide updates periodically on the progress of the recovery efforts and the timing of the restart of production,” says the document.