Floods in Thailand and lingering parts shortages in Japan ensure that shortages of Japanese-brand vehicles will linger into next year.
On Friday, Honda -- which originally hoped to be back at full production by now -- told U.S. dealers that output will remain stalled at 70 percent of capacity through December, according to a dealer source.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also said Honda canceled overtime shifts at numerous plants and gave no new target date for full production.
Also last week, Toyota canceled overtime shifts scheduled this week in the United States and elsewhere, citing parts shortages.
The lingering shortages in the wake of the March earthquake virtually ensure that the retail incentive showdown that had been expected during the final months of 2011 will not happen this year.
Late Friday, Honda declined to comment on its production schedule or its problems.