NEW YORK, NY (March 16, 2011; Posted at 7:00 AM EDT) We continue to place priority on supporting the relief efforts in the regions affected and ensuring that our team members, the employees at subsidiary vehicle manufacturers and at our suppliers—and all their respective family members—are safe.
With that in mind, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has decided to continue the vehicle-production halt started on March 14 at all plants in Japan (including subsidiary vehicle manufacturers) through March 22.
A decision on when vehicle production will resume in Japan has yet to be made.
Separately, we will resume production of replacement parts for vehicles already on the market beginning March 17. This will allow us to take care of current Toyota owners who may need repairs.
Additionally, in an effort to keep production lines moving overseas, we plan to restart production of parts for overseas production on March 21.