Subaru to shut temporarily its plant due to chip shortage

Japan’s Subaru Corp said on Monday that the automaker will shut its Yajima plant between 10 and 27 April due to a chip shortage, affecting 10,000 vehicles.

Subaru will restart all production lines at the Yajima plant in Gunma Prefecture from 10 May, it said in a statement. It added that the impact on the group’s financial results is uncertain. The production halt is caused by a global shortages of semiconductors and is not linked to a fire that hit chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp, a Subaru spokeswoman said. The Yajima plant manufactures some of the automaker’s popular models, including Legacy sedan and Forester SUV.

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