Skip to comments.Japan: Toyota likely to halt all output operations in N. America
Posted on 04/04/2011 8:38:20 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Toyota likely to halt all output operations in N. America
NEW YORK, April 4, Kyodo
Toyota Motor Corp. is highly likely to halt all manufacturing operations at its factories in North America later this month due to parts supply disruptions caused by the March 11 earthquake disaster in Japan, company officials said Monday.
Toyota has already halted overtime production and operations on Saturdays at its North American plants following the disaster, but has been continuing to operate using existing inventories during normal hours.
The automaker has apparently judged that continuing production during normal hours would be difficult as parts manufacturers in Japan have been lagging behind in recovering output. The decision is likely to affect Toyota's new vehicle sales in the United States, which is its main market.
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Here’s your chance Ford! Don’t blow it!
How much Ford content is cranked out in Japan too?
Perhaps the White House used that weather machine to create that Japenese earthquake in order to boost Government Motors sales.
Do you like the new 4Runners? I think they really messed up a good ride. The model name emblazoned on the hatch lift is really tacky. It’s now huge like a Tundra!
Glad to hear I can expect a lot more miles from my 4Runner. It’s an ‘05 with 69,000 miles on it.
97 and 98 4runner limited is probably the best 4Runners ever made with the 97 having the best looking body style of all 4Runners.
I recently surveyed a new 4Runner and was surprised with the increase in size. I really didn't want a pickup the size of my son's Tundra. I can't speak for the ride. They are built on the truck platform. My wife has a 2009 Highlander that will fill all our SUV needs but sometimes a pickup is handy.
San Antonio assembles some darn good Japanese trucks. I’m hoping this problem is over quickly for the workers’ and truck-buyer’s sake.
I have the 2005 4runner... love it. I can fit both a washer and a dryer in the back and still close the hatch.
4Runners are super good vehicles, many get 300k out of them, even more if well maintained...They’re used a lot in severe climates like Alaska, Arizona etc...
Mine still has low mileage, and has been garage-kept its whole life. I fear they’ll ban gasoline cars before it needs replacing.
The good news is McDonald’s is hiring 50,000 workers..... /s =.=
When freepers post statements such as this, you should also let us know where you work.
I'm sure there are Americans who support American industry doing what you do, and I'd like the opportunity to send my business their way instead of yours if the situation arises.
BTW, my UAW-built Ford is better than your toy yoda.
Blah blah. Fords built in US, Canada, Mexico. Hondas built in US, Japan. WHAT is an American vehicle?
One should buy what is considered best for the dollar spent. For me, that would be Toyota, Mazda, Honda. Union free products are best whenever possible.
A Dodge Ram truck assembled in Mexico from Mexican stampings by a company operated as a subsidiary of Fiat and in which individual Americans can't own stock is American, while a Toyota pickup truck assembled in Texas from American stampings by a company which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and in which Americans are free to own stock is foreign. See?
Maybe a Ford...
Nope. Been there, done that. I have had a Lincoln Cougar XR7, Ford Fairmont, LTD, and a T-Bird. I have also had GMs like a Riviera and Jeeps. There is absolutely no comparison. The Fairmont had a fiber timing gear that disintegrated at 50K
All my vehicles were brand new, either purchased by me or the company I was working for. Like the blind man that was healed by Jesus said "All I know is that I was blind and now I see".
Thank you so much for the use of your time, as I am ever interested in becoming a tad bit more sophisticated.
Could you also expound on the idea of spending my way out of debt? I’d like to go see my bank for a loan. Thanks. ;^)
Just say “NO” to UAW products.