For those that do not understand why there will be a parts issue take the F150...Over the past three years, Ford averaged about 900,000 F-150’s sold per year. If you divide that by 365, it sells 2,486 F-150 trucks per day, every day. That translates to 103 F-150 pickups per hour, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ford has sold 1.7 trucks per minute, every minute of the day, for the past three years. That’s why the 14th-generation F-150 pickup is such a big deal. Additionally, its two main competitors were both new in 2019.
So no f150s being made...that is, roughly 5000 front brake pads needed every day that won't be needed anymore. That manufacturer idles his front brake line. Meanwhile, folks are still driving their trucks, wearing out brakes. That lean, just in time, inventory is quickly depleted. Auto Zone can't get the OEM pads, dealer shelves are empty. The small aftermarket companies can not meet demand, and now my brakes are grinding, and I can not find pads...or they are quadruple the price.
Those car plants shutting down ripple out to the parts manufacturers...they shut down too.