Automotive News reports that Toyota may experience production delays tied to widespread flooding in Thailand. The Japanese automaker relies on certain Thai components, including audio systems, diodes and condensers that may see production shortages.

Such shortages have already caused three plants in Thailand to be shut down entirely and some of the automaker's facilities in Japan to scale back production. Now there's a chance that the squeeze may be placed on some North American Toyota plants. Currently, the automaker says that it's evaluating its supply chain to determine just how far-reaching the production delays will be.

The report indicates that Toyota is already considering cutting one day of Saturday work at its four North American facilities and contemplating additional overtime restrictions. As of right now, the automaker says it has enough parts in stock to continue production while its suppliers source components from Malaysia and the Philippines. All told, the flooding in Thailand has caused a restriction on around 100 individual Toyota components.


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      MAX
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's time for Toyota to quit this propaganda that their transplant cars are so all- American when their factories are constantly being shut down by foreign parts shortages. They need to do what the Detroit 3 are doing and bring more production to America. Chrysler's production has been slowed down by lack of Pentastar V6's from Mexico and they're working 7 days a week in the United States to make up for it. Ford is bringing Fusion production back from Mexico to Michigan. Chevy is building their B class compact in Michigan rather than Korea.
        Dale
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MAX
        I love how they downrank you for speaking the truth. Looks like the Toyota Army of Paid Bloggers is out in full force.
        Frank
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MAX
        Max, From wiki: "The Pentastar engines will be made in Trenton, Michigan and Saltillo, Mexico. The Saltillo, Mexico plant is set to begin production in the 2012 model year (with parts machined in Toledo, Ohio)." So they are not made in Mexico yet or they just atarted. The parts will come from the US. And - I bet production in Mexico will be for the South American market to avoid tarrifs. That's the reason some Ram pickups are made in Mexico to sell in that part of the world. I'm pretty confident any Mopar you buy in the US with the Pentastar will have been made in Trenton, Michigan.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      My Name
      • 3 Years Ago
      Toyota, you're never going to win people this way. Your cars can't sell simply becuase they suck. It's time for you to do give up and go home.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok. Could we stop blaming the sale of your products on natural disasters already? You don't hear it coming from anyone else in any other part of the world.
        Bruce Lee
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Who else has had planets hit by several natural disasters and not mentioned it? Corporations are required to mention these things as part of corporate guidance about performance so no company on the planet would just keep silent about this kind of thing-they're required to let shareholders know about things that will impact production. Quit being an idiot.
      Bobby
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cover up the thousands and thousands and thousands of defective cars that kill. Say your sales are down because of deadly tsunami, not because they're crap. Pay consumer magazines to call your cars reliable. Now we have floods?? It's just more lies from this greedy company. My God, why won't this company go away.
      Tolitz Rosel
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, the toyotrolls are out in force today o_O
        My Name
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tolitz Rosel
        Is that why the people telling the truth are getting down votes? The only trolls I see are the ToyTards that can't defend Toyota but can down vote in hopes that it will silence the truth. Pretty sad little people.
      Renaurd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just so everyone knows, I hate Consumer Reports.
      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      The god maybe hates the japanese companies. Maybe, that's their own punishment for making boring and illogical cars. You're going down japan, and South Korea will rise! ahaha!
      The Other Bob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Poor Toyota, if only they hadn't been hit by every bad stroke of luck, they would be building and selling so many more fine automobiles in America.
      Ed
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd like to see more floods like this. Too bad the flood can't wash away the Toyota junk that has already been produced.... and the morons that bought them.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Ed
        • 3 Years Ago
        Every Toyota not built is a win for real Americans.
      darkness
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good god every post down voted guess some hate the truth.
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