Daihatsu Motor announced on Wednesday it would halt production at five vehicle assembly plants in Japan for up to nine days in October because of problems with sourcing parts from Vietnam and Malaysia, according to local reports.
The company, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, said it was forced to suspend its operations again due to continued difficulties in procuring automotive parts due to coronavirus lockdowns in Vietnam and Malaysia.
Daihatsu said it would suspend production at its Shiga second plant, which makes the Rocky SUV, for nine days between 1 and 13 October while its Ikeda plants in Osaka Prefecture will cease operations for five days from 11 October.
These latest stoppages are expected to cut production of around 20,000 vehicles next month.
Daihatsu had already announced plant suspensions between late August and the end of September, affecting production of 50,000 vehicles.
Toyota had announced earlier it was cutting global production by 330,000 vehicles in October after a 430,000 unit cut in September, in response to a severe shortage of semiconductors.