New York, New York – Toyota will continue its vehicle production shutdown in Japan until further notice.
Production was initially halted on March 14 and the company said it will continue the shutdown through March 26. A decision on when vehicle production will resume in Japan has yet to be made.
Toyota parts plants in Japan resumed production of replacement parts for vehicles already on the market on March 17, and resumed production of parts for overseas production on March 21. The company said that so far, the effect on its North American operations remains limited. All 13 North American vehicle and engine plants are running normally, although overtime has been curtailed to conserve parts that come from suppliers in Japan.