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Toyota parts shortage: production in Japan suspended

The result of a explosion at an Aichi Steel manufacturing plant.

February 1, 2016   by ASSOCIATED PRESS

TOKYO —Toyota Motor Corp. said Monday it will suspend vehicle production in Japan for six days this month due to a shortage of parts.

The automaker said the shortage stems from a Jan. 8 explosion at an Aichi Steel Corp. manufacturing plant.

Vehicle production in Japan will be suspended from Feb. 8 to Feb. 13.

Overseas production lines aren’t affected.

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Toyota is the world’s top-selling automaker. It sold 10.15 million vehicles worldwide last year.


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