Toyota is advising its dealers to keep a careful eye on their spare parts bins, warning that some parts suppliers are still not back to normal production. At least 233 parts numbers will be affected for at least 30 day, and both the numbers and time may increase, the company cautioned.
The parts ini short supply are mostly body panel and pillar subassemblies as well as shock absorbers, a Toyota memo said.
Toyota said it will not fill routine orders to replenish dealer stock but will accommodate emergency requests when possible.
It's the latest in a long line of complications plaguing the auto industry since the horrendous earthquake and tsunami. In other developments:
Honda is cutting daily output by as much as 50 percent starting today. Orders for Japanese-built models have been suspended and the U.S. launch of the 2012 Honda Civic has been delayed.
Chrysler has restricted orders for ten paints colors and Ford has restricted orders for black and three red shades.
Mazda has suspended orders for vehicles made in Japan until further notice.
Nissan says all of its U.S. plants and operating normally.
Volvo says it gets ten percent of its components from Japan and can't predict what happens beyond the end of this week.