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Southeast Asia holdup forces Toyota to halt 14 plants in October

Some factories in Japan to close up to 11 days, unable to secure parts

The Lexus is among the models that will be affected by Toyota's temporary production cuts. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor said Friday it would again temporarily suspend operations for multiple days next month across 14 plants in Japan due to a shortage of components caused by the resurgent pandemic in Southeast Asia.

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