COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Production will likely be interrupted at Honda Motor Co.'s six North America plants after April 1 due to a lack of critical parts as Japanese suppliers work to recover from earthquake and tsunami damage, the automaker said Friday.
Interruptions are expected at Honda's two Ohio plants and at plants in Alabama, Indiana, Canada and Mexico until the issues are resolved, said spokesman Jeffrey Smith.
Honda said workers at the plants were informed Friday.
The company said on its website that a few suppliers in Japan are still working to re-establish operations, and that Honda is looking for other possible supply sources.
"The vast majority of Honda's parts and materials are sourced here in North America. However, for global efficiency, a few critical parts continue to be supplied from Japan," the site said.