Toyota, Honda cut North America production amid supply chain woes

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. declared on Wednesday new North American output cuts, citing supply chain issues that have wreaked havoc with the vehicle sector.

Toyota claimed it would slice production this 7 days at four crops in Kentucky, West Virginia and Mexico, citing “a scarcity of petrochemicals” and “current extreme weather circumstances” impacting output.

A Toyota spokesperson said the output cuts “will impact creation of the Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, RAV4 Hybrid, Lexus ES 350, Lexus ES 300h and Tacoma,” but declined to say how extended or how substantially output would be cut.

Honda claimed late on Tuesday that offer chain difficulties would power a halt to output at a majority of its U.S. and Canadian automobile vegetation for a 7 days setting up upcoming Monday — and would outcome in some output cuts at all U.S. and Canadian vegetation up coming 7 days.

The business cited “the affect from COVID-19, congestion at many ports, the microchip scarcity and extreme winter season weather conditions around the previous several weeks.”

“In some way, all of our auto vegetation in the U.S. and Canada will be impacted,” Honda said.

On Wednesday, Honda in Mexico reported it would suspend output at its crops in that nation starting on Thursday due to offer chain complications.

A Honda agent claimed in a short assertion it was unclear how very long the pause would last, describing the suspension at Mexican vegetation as a coordinated North America-wide stoppage.

Separately on Wednesday, Volvo Vehicles, which is owned by China’s Geely Keeping, said it would temporarily stop or change creation in China and the United States for areas of March owing to a worldwide shortage of semiconductor chips.