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Subaru to temporarily shut its plant due to chip shortage

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s Subaru Corp said on Monday that the automaker will shut its Yajima plant between April 10 and 27 due to a chip shortage, affecting 10,000 vehicles.

Subaru will restart all production lines at the Yajima plant in Gunma Prefecture from May 10, it said in a statement. It added that the impact on the group’s financial results is uncertain.

The production halt is caused by a global shortages of semiconductors and is not linked to a fire that hit chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp, a Subaru spokeswoman said.

The Yajima plant manufactures some of the automaker’s popular models, including Legacy sedan and Forester SUV.

Reporting by Ritsuko Ando, Maki Shiraki; editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

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