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Nissan Motor Co. will suspend production for three days starting Wednesday at four domestic plants due to delayed delivery of engine-related parts from Hitachi Ltd., company officials said.

The delayed delivery of engine control units will affect production of about 15,000 vehicles at Nissan’s plants in Tochigi, Kanagawa and Fukuoka prefectures as well as a plant in Fukuoka Prefecture operated by Nissan Shatai Kyushu Co., the officials said.

Hitachi said delivery of integrated circuits used to produce the auto parts from outside suppliers were delayed earlier this month. The problem is expected to affect production at two other automakers as well.

Nissan was forced in April to temporarily suspend production at some plants after volcanic eruptions in Iceland disrupted air traffic.

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