Japanese automakers have virtually stopped production, but the disaster also is bad news for...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese automakers have virtually stopped production, but the disaster also is bad news for U.S. carmakers that soon may be coping with parts shortages. Some affected component plants supply unique parts for U.S.- as well as Japanese-built cars, and the process of rebuilding the supply capability "is not [just] a matter of days or a couple of weeks." F -0.3%, GM -0.5%.