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by Matt Brogan

Due to an unforeseen parts supply shortage Chrysler has been forced to suspend the production of several of its Jeep models.

Chrysler did not mention which part or supplier had caused the shutdown, instead saying the “shutdown is due to the continued stress in the automotive supply chain”.

Models affected by the suspension in production include Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited models, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Compass and Dodge Nitro.

The plant at the centre of the issue, Toledo Supplier Park – located in Toledo, Ohio – will be idled from next week.

Australian Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge outlets are not affected by the shutdown.