Posted Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:40pm
Subaru will reduce vehicle production by about 10,000 autos at a Japanese assembly plant as the industry struggles with a shortage of chips.
The Yajima plant in Gunma Prefecture, which builds models including the Outback and Forester, will suspend operations starting Saturday. One line will be idled for 13 workdays, and the other for eight, under plans announced Monday.
The output reduction is not related to the March 19 fire at a chipmaking plant run by Japan’s Renesas Electronics, according to Subaru. The fire has worsened the auto industry’s chip shortage and forced Toyota Motor and Nissan Motor to cut production.