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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

Computer Glitch Shuts Down 14 Japan Toyota Plants

All 28 vehicle assembly lines at Toyota’s 14 auto plants in Japan shut down Tuesday over a problem in its computer system that deals with incoming auto parts, Yuri Kageyama reported for the Associated Press (AP).

The automaker doesn’t believe the problem was caused by a cyberattack but the cause is still under investigation. I Photo: Toyota Boshoku



The automaker doesn’t believe the problem was caused by a cyberattack but the cause is still under investigation, said spokeswoman Sawako Takeda. It’s unclear when the lines will be back up.


Toyota declined to say what models being produced might be affected.


The shutdown comes after a shortage of computer chips and other auto parts stalled production in Asian nations affected by social restrictions over the coronavirus pandemic.


The chips shortage woes had only recently started to ease for Japan’s top automaker, which makes the Camry sedan, Prius hybrid, and Lexus luxury brand.





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