North American fourth-quarter vehicle output is taking another hit this month, with 204,600 units wiped from the slate. That tally includes a sharp October underbuild, estimated at 63,800 vehicles, or 5% of plan, much of it due to parts shortages related to recent floods in Thailand. Related document: North America Production Schedule Q4 Those floods have swamped supplier plants feeding subassemblies to several Japanese auto makers in North America, most notably Honda and Toyota. ...

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