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Honda says domestic output at 40% of capacity in August, September

TOKYO — Honda said its car factories in Japan have been operating at 40 percent of capacity in August and September because of shortages of semiconductors and other components caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Production in early October should rebound to 70 percent of capacity, Honda in a press release.

“We are doing what we can to minimize the impact on production, but the situation remains unclear,” the company said.

Models affected include the N-Box, Fit and Odyssey.

The announcement comes after Toyota outlined plans to shutter factories in October. It said 27 out of 28 lines in all of its 14 plants in Japan would face suspensions of as many as 11 days.

Blooomberg contributed to this report

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