Toyota parts shortage: production in Japan suspended

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

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.

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

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