Japanese auto makers for the second consecutive month are being forced to cut second-quarter production at their North American plants due to parts shortages from storm-damaged factories in Japan. The toll this time is an estimated 133,300 vehicles on top of the 256,000 units eliminated in a mid-April revision. Although some of that loss is offset by increases elsewhere totaling 26,800 units, the industry’s April-June tally now stands at 3,289,800 vehicles, or 4.7% more than the ...

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