• Kyodo News


Nissan Motor Co. will resume production Thursday at two plants halted after the air transport disruption caused by volcanic ash from Iceland blocked imports of some auto parts, company officials said.

Although the parts — air pressure sensors for vehicle tires — have not yet been delivered from Ireland, the automaker decided to use those in stock for after-purchase servicing purposes, the officials said.

Output at a Nissan plant in Fukuoka Prefecture and production of two models at its Oppama plant in Kanagawa Prefecture were suspended Wednesday, affecting about 2,000 vehicles.

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