Honda issued the following statement on the update of vehicle production at its North American plants:
Due to improvement in the overall parts supply situation, all of Honda’s North American plants will resume normal production by December 1, 2011.
While the severe flooding in Thailand continues to have some impact to our parts supply, Honda is working closely with its suppliers to fully reestablish the flow of parts for the products made in North America. Honda will update this information in the event changes are required.
In 2010, 87 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America. While most of the parts and materials used to produce these products are purchased from North American suppliers, a few critical electronic parts are sourced from Thailand and other regions of the world.
For prior information on this topic see hondanews.com, November 14, November 8 and October 31, 2011, Impact of Thailand Flooding on Honda’s Automobile Operations in North America.
Photo caption: Honda associates use an automated lift to install the engine and suspension during production of the Accord Crosstour at Honda’s East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio. The engine is produced at Honda’s Anna Engine Plant in Anna, Ohio.