Plants in Ohio and Kansas will be closed for up to five weeks; automaker blames slumping sedan sales.
Montreal-based company says the operation may be converted to make different products with a more sustainable future.
Reports suggest operators found a system used to cool equipment wasn’t working.
The mid-sized SUV built at the Oakville plant had record US sales in May.
Plant closures will eliminate 2,400 jobs, about 5% of the company’s workforce.
Automaker extends summer shutdown to three weeks to control inventory.
Excess capacity to blame for plant shutdown that puts 40 people out of work.
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