Chrysler, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler have all announced that they will sell back their cars in the US, after the end of a three-month ban on foreign sales.
The decision came after US President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order on Friday that bans imports of American-made cars and parts.
The new policy also bans the import of any foreign car parts that are made by foreign suppliers, including engines, transmissions and brake systems.
The US auto industry has been on the defensive since the ban on imports took effect on March 21.
The companies have argued that they have more foreign-made parts than they need to meet US requirements, including in parts like engine parts, transmission parts and air bags.
“The Trump administration’s decision to impose import restrictions on automakers will put an end to this trend and create thousands of jobs,” Chrysler said in a statement.
“While we believe we can comply with all federal and state laws, the president’s decision does not resolve our longstanding business interests and is not expected to impact our operations.”
The companies had also pledged to work with the Trump administration to bring back US-made car parts.
“We will work with President Trump to bring American- made parts back to the United States,” Fiat Chrysler said.
General Motors, which also announced it would buy back US parts, said in an emailed statement that it would do “everything possible to bring them back”.
“The administration’s actions are misguided and we are disappointed,” GM said.
“GM will continue to work to bring the American-Made product back to its U.S. manufacturing base, but we are not going to stop making it.
We are committed to working with the US government to bring these parts back.”
Ford also announced that it will return parts, saying it would start making them again.
US automaker Ford said it would not stop making Ford Focus electric vehicles.
It said that it has not yet decided if it will continue making electric vehicles in the United Kingdom or Europe.
“Ford Focus will continue its global expansion,” the automaker said in the statement.
In a separate statement, General Motor said it is considering whether to resume imports of parts from foreign suppliers.
“GMC will continue working with our foreign suppliers and partners to bring our products back into the United Stated,” the company said.
Ford’s decision has left the United Auto Workers and the National Automobile Dealers Association concerned.
“If GM doesn’t bring these vehicles back, we are concerned about the impact it will have on American workers,” said Mark Holden, a former union official and president of the National Association of Manufacturers.
“It would be a disaster for workers and consumers.”
A US government official said that the ban was not a “total ban” but rather “a temporary measure” to ensure US manufacturers comply with the ban.
“This is not a ban on all foreign suppliers of parts,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“Instead, it’s temporary, but not a total ban.”
In a statement, Fiat Chrysler president Sergio Marchionne said: “We are committed, with the help of our partners, to bringing back American- Made products to our customers and the American people.”
Fiat Chrysler’s announcement comes a day after Ford announced that a number of its US assembly lines would return to production on March 22.
The company said that all of its factories would return on March 19.