After Mazda announced last week that it would halt orders on U.S. deliveries of all Japan-made cars, Honda has now decided to follow a similar action. Informing dealers that they can no longer order Japan-build cars, retailers will be forced to move only what is on their lot until the Japanese supply chain can be mended.
Vehicles affected by the order include hybrid models like the CR-Z, Insight and Civic Hybrid, as well as some CR-V models (many of which are also build in North America). The Acura luxury division has also been affected, with the TSX and RL also made in Japan.
With current dealer inventories, this shouldn’t pose a product shortage unless the delay is lengthy.
Other Japanese automakers, including Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota, have yet to announce any such supply chain issues.