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Toyota halts all Japan assembly plants due to glitch



Japanese motor industry giant Toyota has suspended operations at all of its assembly plants in its home country due to a glitch in its production system.

The move has brought domestic production at the world’s biggest-selling car maker to a standstill.


The malfunction has meant the firm has not been able to order components.

On Tuesday morning, Toyota suspended operations at 12 of its 14 assembly plants in Japan.

Later in the day a spokesperson said production at all 14 facilities would be suspended.


The company has not yet said when it plans to restart the operations or how much production is expected to be lost due to the stoppage.

In total, the 14 plants are estimated to account for around a third of Toyota’s global production.


The suspension comes as Toyota’s production in Japan had been recovering after a series of issues.

The one-day disruption caused an output loss of around 13,000 cars.

Also last year, Toyota suspended operations at some of its production lines in Japan due to the coronavirus lockdown in China’s economic hub Shanghai.


“Due to the impact of the semiconductor shortage, we announced our revised production plan for May,” Toyota said at the time.


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