Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Subaru shut plants after Japan earthquake, tsunami

Many of us woke up this morning to some devastating news coming out of Japan where an 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the cost, triggering a tsunami and shaking buildings as far away as Tokyo.

As a result of the quake and tsunami, Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Subaru all suspended production at plants in Japan today and are assessing the damage caused. It is reported that the shutdown could affect exports to the United States of many models including the Toyota Yaris sedan, Scion xB, Scion xD, Honda Fit, Honda Accord sedan and the Honda CR-V. Production of the Acura and Infiniti lineups will also be affected.

Toyota said that it has evacuated workers from several factories affected by the quake zone. Toyota has two part plants in northern Japan.

The status of those plants was being evaluated, Toyota spokesman Dion Corbett said. “We are still trying to get information from them,” he said. Lack of communication in the quake zone has made it hard for companies to get a clear picture of the extent of the damage.

If you would like to help support victims affected by the Japan Earthquake and the Pacific Tsunami please visit American Read Cross here.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Automotive News