Toyota is reportedly going to halt production for several days at two of its plants in the United States.
The Japanese regional newspaper where Toyota is headquartered said the planned shut down is due to an anticipated drop in sales in the wake of massive recalls by the world’s biggest carmaker.
The factories are in Kentucky and Texas and would close for a total of 14 days between late February and April.
Toyota faces a sales decline in its biggest and most profitable market, the US, after the recall of eight million cars worldwide for three separate defects.
One of those recalls involves sticky accelerator pedals and US transportation regulators said there are now claims of 34 fatal accidents due to unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
stressed those complaints contained unconfirmed allegations and it is now gathering more information.