TOKYO (AP) – Toyota will suspend production at all 28 lines of its 14 plants in Japan starting today, because of a “system malfunction” at a domestic supplier, the automaker said yesterday.
Public broadcaster NHK TV and other Japanese media said a major Toyota supplier had been hit by a suspected cyberattack. No details were given. It was unclear when production would resume. The maker of the Prius hybrid and Camry sedan declined comment on the reports. A spokeswoman said the company did not have all the details.
A system malfunction at a plant could possibly refer to power being down or other overall problems, but a cyberattack is one possibility.
Toyota Motor Corp apologised for inconveniencing its customers and promised to fix the supply glitch “as soon as possible”.