Maybe that will happen, maybe it won't. And anyway, China is a world away from the Ford and Cadillac dealerships of Auto Row, America.
But don't imagine for a minute that we are immune from a Chinese crash. Chinese leaders won't sit by and allow workers to be laid off. Nor, for that matter, will the big automakers who are now investing heavily there want to see their new factories sitting idle.
Exports will be their logical pressure release. Maybe not to the United States, but how about Mexico? Brazil? The Middle East?
At a minimum, China's big new capacity will make the art of global planning a bit dicey for a while.