Nissan said today that it may halt production of its vehicles in Tennessee and Mexico because of a parts shortage from Hitachi Ltd.

The company has not yet decided to stop production as of now, Toshiyuki Shiga, Nissan’s chief operating officer told Automotive News. If production does come to a halt, it could mean a loss of 15,000 vehicles. Production in Japan will stop on July 14 to July 16 because of the parts delay.

The part in question is an engine control unit that wasn’t delivered on time. The supplier said that integrated circuits needed were not available at the time.

"We’re working around the clock to try and minimize any inconvenience to our customers," Shiga said at the launch of the fourth-generation March compact car.

"For now, we’re still gauging when and whether we would need to halt production in the United States."

If Nissan do decide to stop production, the first models affected might be the Altima and the Sentra.


Source: Automotive News

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  (392) posted on 03.12.2011

This is such a tough decision for the manufacturer, but I know it’ll be for the better. Halting its production may also lead to losing job and sales as well.

  (407) posted on 09.9.2010

huh darn it. sentra is the most affordable car here in america with a average level of performance.why in the world they would stop its production.

  (1333) posted on 08.31.2010

dang, Nissan may stop the sentra but not the altima, altima is one of the best and sweetest sedan in north america.

  (647) posted on 07.20.2010

ok there’s no harm done, this piece of crap should ended their lives before.

  (515) posted on 07.18.2010

this is because of the parts delay.. dang.. i really want those sentra, because of it’s fuel efficiency and balanced performance.

  (808) posted on 07.16.2010

agree on that.. stop the sentra and not the altima...

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