A breaking report that suggests Toyota is now preparing to potentially shut down some or all of its North American production facilities has just been released, based on direct conversation with Toyota representatives.

To date, Toyota has halted all vehicle production in its domestic market of Japan, but interruptions in the U.S., Mexico and Canada have previously been limited to the removal of overtime shifts. Now, according to CNNMoney, Toyota North America has notified all 13 of its North American factories that part shortages may force plants to either be shut down, or limited further in production.

The word came from Mike Goss, a Toyota spokesman, who said, “We expect some kind of interruptions.” Goss went on to elaborate that although Toyota resumed partial part production in Japan as of March 17, as reported by Leftlane, the production was only for replacement parts, and only where possible with limitations based on which suppliers were operational.

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