Thailand Floods: Honda US to adjust production again – CR-V on schedule image

Honda Motor Co. on Tuesday announced that will continue to temporarily adjust production at all six Honda auto plants in the U.S. and Canada. over the next several weeks.

Auto production rates will vary from plant-to-plant, but some plants will produce at rates above the previously-announced 50 percent of the original plan through Nov. 23 (just prior to Thanksgiving break), and through Nov. 25 in Canada.

In addition to the non-production day already announced for Friday, Nov.11, a non-production day is scheduled for Friday, Nov.18.

However, the new 2012 Honda CR-V will be launched on schedule in December.
Late last month, Japan’s third-biggest automaker had said its North American production would be half of its original plan from Nov. 2 through Nov. 10.

Last year, 87 percent of the vehicles Honda sold in the United States were produced in North America.
Most parts for those vehicles are purchased in North America while “a few critical electric parts” are bought from Thailand, the automaker said last week.

The flooding has affected numerous automakers, including Toyota Motor Corp., which was cautious in its outlook for the full financial year ending March 2012, citing uncertainties stemming from the Thai floods.