The Truth About Cars » parts paralysis http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:22:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » parts paralysis http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com CDT Cartastrophe: No Quick Fix In Sight http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/cdt-cartastrophe-no-quick-fix-in-sight/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/cdt-cartastrophe-no-quick-fix-in-sight/#comments Thu, 19 Apr 2012 13:22:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440840 Officially, carmakers around the world are putting on their best “what me worry” faces and say that they are unaffected by a sudden shortage of a key component, caused by a factory explosion in Germany. Behind closed doors, they are freaking out. Carmakers and suppliers met in Detroit for an emergency summit under the auspices […]

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Officially, carmakers around the world are putting on their best “what me worry” faces and say that they are unaffected by a sudden shortage of a key component, caused by a factory explosion in Germany. Behind closed doors, they are freaking out. Carmakers and suppliers met in Detroit for an emergency summit under the auspices […]

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Maker Of Strategic Material May Be Down For Months, Shortages To Last Longer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/maker-of-strategic-material-may-be-down-for-months-shortages-to-last-longer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/maker-of-strategic-material-may-be-down-for-months-shortages-to-last-longer/#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440518 Evonik Industries told Reuters that it will take at least three months for its damaged chemical plant in Marl, Germany, to resume normal production of CDT, and that full production of CDT may not return until the beginning of next winter. CDT is a base ingredient for the production of  nylon resin PA-12. That resin […]

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Evonik Industries told Reuters that it will take at least three months for its damaged chemical plant in Marl, Germany, to resume normal production of CDT, and that full production of CDT may not return until the beginning of next winter. CDT is a base ingredient for the production of  nylon resin PA-12. That resin […]

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Factory Explosion Threatens World’s Car Industry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/factory-explosion-threatens-worlds-car-industry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/factory-explosion-threatens-worlds-car-industry/#comments Sat, 14 Apr 2012 09:56:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=439917 A huge explosion in an industrial park in Marl, Germany, killed two. It also could bring the world’s auto industry to its knees “in the next few weeks,” writes Bloomberg. The explosion destroyed production facilities of an obscure chemical called Cyclododecatriene. CDT is a key element of PA-12, a resin used in most fuel and […]

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A huge explosion in an industrial park in Marl, Germany, killed two. It also could bring the world’s auto industry to its knees “in the next few weeks,” writes Bloomberg. The explosion destroyed production facilities of an obscure chemical called Cyclododecatriene. CDT is a key element of PA-12, a resin used in most fuel and […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis, Take 2 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/japanese-parts-paralysis-take-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/japanese-parts-paralysis-take-2/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:23:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409096 Now that the effects of the March 11 tsunami are behind the Japanese auto industry, carmakers are pulling out all stops to make up for lost volume. Only to run into new problems: “Shortages of tires and other autoparts are a growing concern,” reports The Nikkei [sub]. The new shortage is tsunami-unrelated. Its reason: Bad […]

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Now that the effects of the March 11 tsunami are behind the Japanese auto industry, carmakers are pulling out all stops to make up for lost volume. Only to run into new problems: “Shortages of tires and other autoparts are a growing concern,” reports The Nikkei [sub]. The new shortage is tsunami-unrelated. Its reason: Bad […]

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Japanese Auto Industry Loses 1.4 Million Units – Nissan Walks Away Unharmed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/japanese-auto-industry-loses-1-4-million-units-%e2%80%93-nissan-walks-away-unharmed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/japanese-auto-industry-loses-1-4-million-units-%e2%80%93-nissan-walks-away-unharmed/#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:22:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=404165 Today is the day when the Japanese majors announce domestic and global data for June and the half year. A little more than three months ago, a massive earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami, paralyzed much of Japan’s infrastructure. It could not have come at a more inopportune time. The Japanese auto industry was already […]

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Today is the day when the Japanese majors announce domestic and global data for June and the half year. A little more than three months ago, a massive earthquake, followed by a devastating tsunami, paralyzed much of Japan’s infrastructure. It could not have come at a more inopportune time. The Japanese auto industry was already […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis: Bad Bets With Chips http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/japanese-parts-paralysis-bad-bets-with-chips/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/japanese-parts-paralysis-bad-bets-with-chips/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2011 15:55:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=403784 Why was Honda as much hit as Toyota by the March11 earthquake and tsunami? Doesn’t Honda have the bulk of its production outside of Japan? How could Nissan avoid most of the damage, even with an engine factory close to Fukushima? It was a bit like a roulette game, and it involved a lot of […]

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Why was Honda as much hit as Toyota by the March11 earthquake and tsunami? Doesn’t Honda have the bulk of its production outside of Japan? How could Nissan avoid most of the damage, even with an engine factory close to Fukushima? It was a bit like a roulette game, and it involved a lot of […]

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Toyota U.S.A. Back To 100 Percent In September http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/toyota-u-s-a-back-to-100-percent-in-september/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/toyota-u-s-a-back-to-100-percent-in-september/#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2011 19:40:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=399096 Yesterday, we reported that the Japanese auto industry is recovering  faster than previously assumed from the effects of the March 11 tsunami. Overseas factories were expected to be affected for several more months while the problems work themselves through the long supply pipeline from Japan.  Much to everybody’s surprise, the situation is improving at a […]

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Yesterday, we reported that the Japanese auto industry is recovering  faster than previously assumed from the effects of the March 11 tsunami. Overseas factories were expected to be affected for several more months while the problems work themselves through the long supply pipeline from Japan.  Much to everybody’s surprise, the situation is improving at a […]

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Japan’s Government Wants Standardized Autoparts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/japan%e2%80%99s-government-wants-standardized-autoparts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/japan%e2%80%99s-government-wants-standardized-autoparts/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2011 16:15:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=398136 When I stopped working for Volkswagen in 2005, they had some 400,000 parts, or “numbers” as they are called in industry parlance, in their central warehouse in Kassel. With each car, the number climbed higher. On the other hand, some 5 percent were usually out of stock. The launch of each car caused raw nerves […]

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When I stopped working for Volkswagen in 2005, they had some 400,000 parts, or “numbers” as they are called in industry parlance, in their central warehouse in Kassel. With each car, the number climbed higher. On the other hand, some 5 percent were usually out of stock. The launch of each car caused raw nerves […]

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Japanese Auto Industry: We’re Baaaaack! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/japanese-auto-industry-were-baaaaack/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/japanese-auto-industry-were-baaaaack/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 11:21:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397122   Fresh indications that the Japanese auto industry is getting back on is feet faster than thought. Honda and Toyota were – in numbers of cars not produced – hardest hit by the ripple-effect of the March 11 tsunami. Both originally thought they would not be back to normal before year’s end.  Today, The Nikkei […]

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  Fresh indications that the Japanese auto industry is getting back on is feet faster than thought. Honda and Toyota were – in numbers of cars not produced – hardest hit by the ripple-effect of the March 11 tsunami. Both originally thought they would not be back to normal before year’s end.  Today, The Nikkei […]

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Quote Of The Day: Japan’s Downgrade Raises All Ships http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/quote-of-the-day-japan%e2%80%99s-downgrade-raises-all-ships/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/quote-of-the-day-japan%e2%80%99s-downgrade-raises-all-ships/#comments Tue, 31 May 2011 07:19:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396788 Amazing quote in today’s Nikkei [sub]: “Shares in Toyota Motor Corp. gained further ground Tuesday afternoon, after Moody’s Investors Service Inc. said during the lunch break it may downgrade Japan’s sovereign debt ratings.” Welcome to the wicked world of global economics. The market is betting that the downgrade will make the yen cheaper (it did, […]

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Amazing quote in today’s Nikkei [sub]: “Shares in Toyota Motor Corp. gained further ground Tuesday afternoon, after Moody’s Investors Service Inc. said during the lunch break it may downgrade Japan’s sovereign debt ratings.” Welcome to the wicked world of global economics. The market is betting that the downgrade will make the yen cheaper (it did, […]

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Japanese Car Exports Down 67.8 Percent In April http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/japanese-car-exports-down-67-8-percent-in-april/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/japanese-car-exports-down-67-8-percent-in-april/#comments Tue, 31 May 2011 06:55:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396784 Hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, exports of Japanese motor vehicles plummeted 67.8 percent from a year earlier in April.This according to data released today by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. The quake hit all companies, although not equally hard … Japanese Motor Vehicle Exports April 2011 Apr-10 Apr-11 Diff TOYOTA 150,118 31,025 […]

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Hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, exports of Japanese motor vehicles plummeted 67.8 percent from a year earlier in April.This according to data released today by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. The quake hit all companies, although not equally hard … Japanese Motor Vehicle Exports April 2011 Apr-10 Apr-11 Diff TOYOTA 150,118 31,025 […]

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Japan Plans Parts Maker Bailout – Of Sorts http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/japan-plans-parts-maker-bailout-%e2%80%93-of-sorts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/japan-plans-parts-maker-bailout-%e2%80%93-of-sorts/#comments Mon, 30 May 2011 18:50:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396681 The Development Bank of Japan is planning a bailout found for Japan’s hard-hit auto parts industry. The parts industry took the brunt of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and it is parts shortages that hold up a speedy recovery of Japan’s largest industry sector. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, the DBJ plans to raise […]

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The Development Bank of Japan is planning a bailout found for Japan’s hard-hit auto parts industry. The parts industry took the brunt of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and it is parts shortages that hold up a speedy recovery of Japan’s largest industry sector. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, the DBJ plans to raise […]

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Nikkei: Toyota Back To 90 Percent Next Month, At 100 Percent In August http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/nikkei-toyota-back-to-90-percent-next-month-at-100-percent-in-august/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/nikkei-toyota-back-to-90-percent-next-month-at-100-percent-in-august/#comments Wed, 25 May 2011 15:24:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396052 Come June, Toyota “plans to bring domestic auto production back to as much as 90 percent of targets set before the March earthquake hit, thanks to faster-than-expected improvements in parts supplies,” The Nikkei [sub] writes today. At the annual results conference in Tokyo, Akio Toyoda had said Toyota Toyoda would be on its way back […]

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Come June, Toyota “plans to bring domestic auto production back to as much as 90 percent of targets set before the March earthquake hit, thanks to faster-than-expected improvements in parts supplies,” The Nikkei [sub] writes today. At the annual results conference in Tokyo, Akio Toyoda had said Toyota Toyoda would be on its way back […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis: Toyota Europe Up, Honda Brazil Down http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/japanese-parts-paralysis-toyota-europe-up-honda-brazil-down/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/japanese-parts-paralysis-toyota-europe-up-honda-brazil-down/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 11:55:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395470 The ripple effects of the March 11 tsunami keep bouncing around the globe. The is good news and bad news. (Or bad news and good news, depending on the side you are on.) Toyota said it will bring all its assembly lines in Europe back to full production by the end of June, The Nikkei […]

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The ripple effects of the March 11 tsunami keep bouncing around the globe. The is good news and bad news. (Or bad news and good news, depending on the side you are on.) Toyota said it will bring all its assembly lines in Europe back to full production by the end of June, The Nikkei […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis Likely To Cause Steep Losses http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/japanese-parts-paralysis-likely-to-cause-steep-losses/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/japanese-parts-paralysis-likely-to-cause-steep-losses/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 17:31:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393538   Japan’s carmakers are slowly returning back to normal, hobbled only by unsure supply of parts and sometimes power. It will be slow going and full of surprises. One thing is for sure: The March 11 tsunami will have an ugly effect on carmakers’ books. Combined losses for the Japan’s carmakers and suppliers could “the […]

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  Japan’s carmakers are slowly returning back to normal, hobbled only by unsure supply of parts and sometimes power. It will be slow going and full of surprises. One thing is for sure: The March 11 tsunami will have an ugly effect on carmakers’ books. Combined losses for the Japan’s carmakers and suppliers could “the […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis: Worst Situation Since The War http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-worst-situation-since-the-war/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-worst-situation-since-the-war/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:13:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393039 “This is the worst situation we’ve faced since the war,” a source close to Toyota told the Yomiuri Shimbun. The Japanese car industry is facing post-war-like shortages when it comes to auto parts. Toyota is short 150 parts positions, which can be anything from a bolt to a complete dashboard. Dealerships are empty – of […]

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“This is the worst situation we’ve faced since the war,” a source close to Toyota told the Yomiuri Shimbun. The Japanese car industry is facing post-war-like shortages when it comes to auto parts. Toyota is short 150 parts positions, which can be anything from a bolt to a complete dashboard. Dealerships are empty – of […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis: Nissan’s Iwaki Engine Plant Back On-line http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-nissan%e2%80%99s-iwaki-engine-plant-back-on-line/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-nissan%e2%80%99s-iwaki-engine-plant-back-on-line/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392284 Nissan’s Iwaki engine plant is back on line, as this video from Nissan’s in-house channel attests. The plant, located some 35 miles away from the stricken Fukushima power plant, was severely damaged by the quake and had been off-line ever since March 11. In the face of rumors that the plant would be abandoned, Nissan […]

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Nissan’s Iwaki engine plant is back on line, as this video from Nissan’s in-house channel attests. The plant, located some 35 miles away from the stricken Fukushima power plant, was severely damaged by the quake and had been off-line ever since March 11. In the face of rumors that the plant would be abandoned, Nissan […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis: Toyota Announces More Shutdowns In North America And China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-toyota-announces-more-shutdowns-in-north-america-and-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-toyota-announces-more-shutdowns-in-north-america-and-china/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 23:12:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392278   During an intimate round table in Shanghai, usually well informed reporters were harping on the influence of radiation on Toyota sales. I expected the heads of communication of Toyota worldwide and Toyota China to blurt out: “Radiation? What impacts sales is the fact that we don’t have any cars to sell.” But they kept […]

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  During an intimate round table in Shanghai, usually well informed reporters were harping on the influence of radiation on Toyota sales. I expected the heads of communication of Toyota worldwide and Toyota China to blurt out: “Radiation? What impacts sales is the fact that we don’t have any cars to sell.” But they kept […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis: Honda Extends Half Steam Production Into May http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-honda-extends-half-steam-production-into-may/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-honda-extends-half-steam-production-into-may/#comments Sat, 16 Apr 2011 19:03:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391529 Honda sources the vast majority of parts and materials needed for North American production in North America. “However, for global efficiency, a few critical parts continue to be supplied from Japan,” says Honda in a statement. Honda restarted production of component parts for North American plants Monday, April 4 at several Honda plants in Japan. […]

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Honda sources the vast majority of parts and materials needed for North American production in North America. “However, for global efficiency, a few critical parts continue to be supplied from Japan,” says Honda in a statement. Honda restarted production of component parts for North American plants Monday, April 4 at several Honda plants in Japan. […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis: Toyota Japan Production On Half Rations Into The Summer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-toyota-japan-production-on-half-rations-into-the-summer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-toyota-japan-production-on-half-rations-into-the-summer/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:03:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391384 The March 11 tsunami is having long term effects on Japanese car production. Toyota, the world’s and by far Japan’s largest car company, is severely impacted. Toyota just announced that vehicle production from May 10 to June 3 will proceed at approximately 50 percent of normal. Basically, Toyota will open all its Japanese vehicle-production plants […]

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The March 11 tsunami is having long term effects on Japanese car production. Toyota, the world’s and by far Japan’s largest car company, is severely impacted. Toyota just announced that vehicle production from May 10 to June 3 will proceed at approximately 50 percent of normal. Basically, Toyota will open all its Japanese vehicle-production plants […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis Reaches Subaru Indiana http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-reaches-subaru-indiana/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-reaches-subaru-indiana/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:19:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391178 Production of Legacy, Outback and Tribeca Subarus in Lafayette, Ind. will pause on Friday, April 15, Monday, April 18 and Monday, April 25 while Subaru sorts out supplies from Japan, Subaru of Indiana spokeswoman spokeswoman Jennifer McGarvey told Automotive News [sub]. Production at the plant had been impeded before. Yesterday, Fox59 reported that production of […]

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Production of Legacy, Outback and Tribeca Subarus in Lafayette, Ind. will pause on Friday, April 15, Monday, April 18 and Monday, April 25 while Subaru sorts out supplies from Japan, Subaru of Indiana spokeswoman spokeswoman Jennifer McGarvey told Automotive News [sub]. Production at the plant had been impeded before. Yesterday, Fox59 reported that production of […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis: Toyota N.A. Shutting Down For A Week http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-toyota-n-a-shutting-down-for-a-week/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-toyota-n-a-shutting-down-for-a-week/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2011 19:45:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=390519 Better get used to this: Barely had Toyota announced that it will reopen its Japanese plants, then Toyota U.S.A. chimes in and says: “We are shutting down.” Welcome to the supply chain gang. Toyota is running its N.A. vehicle plants on what they call “a reduced schedule.” Meaning: Production will be suspended on April 15, […]

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Better get used to this: Barely had Toyota announced that it will reopen its Japanese plants, then Toyota U.S.A. chimes in and says: “We are shutting down.” Welcome to the supply chain gang. Toyota is running its N.A. vehicle plants on what they call “a reduced schedule.” Meaning: Production will be suspended on April 15, […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis: Lack Of Chips For Cars Can Cost $76 Billion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-when-the-chips-are-down/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/japanese-parts-paralysis-when-the-chips-are-down/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:59:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=390488 When we worked on the Phaeton launch in 2001, we said it had “more computers than a small company.” It had 56. Today’s cars have anywhere between 30 and 100 computers on board. They are small microcontrollers that typically chat with each other via a CAN bus. You don’t take just any microcontroller for the […]

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When we worked on the Phaeton launch in 2001, we said it had “more computers than a small company.” It had 56. Today’s cars have anywhere between 30 and 100 computers on board. They are small microcontrollers that typically chat with each other via a CAN bus. You don’t take just any microcontroller for the […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis: Tsunami Reaches U.S. Workshops http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/japanese-parts-paralysis-tsunami-reaches-u-s-workshops/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/japanese-parts-paralysis-tsunami-reaches-u-s-workshops/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 08:55:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389067 The first waves of the Japanese tsunami are reaching consumers at American shores. Oddly, some of the cars first affected may be the ones customers already have, not the ones they cannot buy. Toyota notified its dealers across the United States to prepare for a shortage of replacement parts, due to disruptions caused by the […]

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The first waves of the Japanese tsunami are reaching consumers at American shores. Oddly, some of the cars first affected may be the ones customers already have, not the ones they cannot buy. Toyota notified its dealers across the United States to prepare for a shortage of replacement parts, due to disruptions caused by the […]

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Japanese Parts Paralysis: 35 Miles From The Fukushima Reactor, Nissan Wants To Save Its Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/japanese-parts-paralysis-35-miles-from-the-fukushima-reactor-nissan-wants-to-save-its-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/japanese-parts-paralysis-35-miles-from-the-fukushima-reactor-nissan-wants-to-save-its-plant/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:42:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=388925 In the face of hysteria about radiation that drowns out the true death and destruction in Japan, Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn toured the earthquake-damaged Nissan engine plant in Iwaki. Iwaki is some 35 miles from the stricken Fukushima power plant. Right away, Carlos Ghosn had to deny rumors that Nissan would abandon their […]

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In the face of hysteria about radiation that drowns out the true death and destruction in Japan, Renault and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn toured the earthquake-damaged Nissan engine plant in Iwaki. Iwaki is some 35 miles from the stricken Fukushima power plant. Right away, Carlos Ghosn had to deny rumors that Nissan would abandon their […]

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