TOKYO--The earthquake that hammered Japan on Friday stopped production at several assembly plants that export vehicles to the United States.
The shutdowns could affect exports of such cars as the Toyota Yaris and Scion xB and Scion xD, as well as the Honda Fit, Accord sedan, and CR-V crossover. The quake also disrupted production of Acura and Infiniti models.
Japan's strongest quake in at least a century struck off the coast of Sendai, 80 miles north of Tokyo.
Toyota evacuated workers from several factories in the quake zone. Toyota has two parts plants in northern Japan and has two … Read more