Wednesday, October 4, 2023
News Toyota Loses Day of Production as Issue Closes Plants in Japan

Toyota Loses Day of Production as Issue Closes Plants in Japan

Production stoppage affects third of all Toyota volume

  • Most plants will be back online Wednesday morning

  • Toyota says this time is not a cyber attack

After a sudden shutdown of domestic production, Toyota will lose more than a day of assembly at its home plants. A new report discusses the potential causes of the outage along with when the automaker can expect to see vehicles coming out the doors once again.

Reuters reported on what it calls a system malfunction that brought Toyota’s operations in Japan to a halt early Tuesday. The automaker has more than 25 production lines and 14 plants in Japan, with all brought to a standstill. The stoppage represents about one-third of total worldwide production for the automaker.

The report says that the system failure stopped Toyota from ordering parts. Toyota said that unlike a one-day stoppage last year, this is not believed to be the result of a cyber attack. The exact cause is still under investigation.

It’s expected that Toyota will bring about a dozen of the plants online Wednesday morning. The final two should come back online in the afternoon.

With Toyota already running flat-out to make up for supply-chain and microchip-related vehicle production issues, the company could have a tough time making up for the lost days. The report says that Toyota’s domestic production averages around 13,500 vehicles each day.


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