In Taiwan, Nissan Motor Co. said on Wednesday that from April 1, the company will start to investigate radiation levels on all car parts that were imported from Japan.

According to Reuters, Yulon Nissan Motor Co, – Taiwan division – said in a statement that beginning April 1 parts will be checked for radiation in three stages: before shipment to Taiwan, at the port of arrival and after assembly.

Automobiles with radiation levels no higher than the standard 0.2 millisieverts will carry a certification sticker in the lower right corner of their windshields to assure customers that the vehicles are safe.

Nissan spokesman Mitsuru Yonekawa said Wednesday the Iwaki factory, one of Nissan’s two engine plants in Japan, still has no running water. The factory makes 376,000 engines annually.
Nissan shut down its entire auto production in Japan from March 14 to 16.

The disruption to Japan’s auto industry has had a ripple effect across overseas production and non-Japanese automakers are expected to take a hit as inventories of parts dry up in the months ahead.
The global car industry could now rethink how it sets up its supply chain, a top industry economist said.


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