The sweeping shutdowns, which begin in August and run through the end of September, will hammer Toyota output in every major market -- Japan, the U.S., Europe, China and Asia.
The automaker has asked suppliers to make up for lost output so it can build an additional 97,000 vehicles between December and the end of March, Reuters reported.
The comment comes after the automaker said a parts shortages would cost it 14,000 vehicles in lost production in December.
A major earthquake in Japan threatens to exacerbate the ongoing global microchip shortage as the total number of vehicles removed from production plans this year surpassed 1 million.
The number of vehicles cut from automakers’ production plans this year because of the chip shortage surged 42 percent from a previous estimate, according to AutoForecast Solutions.
The automaker this month will suspend output at all but one plant in North America — putting more pressure on dealers with historically low inventories.
The tally of vehicle production cuts due to microchip shortages just rose by nearly half a million.
Another 75,300 vehicles were eliminated from schedules because of the semiconductor shortage, mostly at North American factories.
More than 100,000 vehicles were cut from North American production schedules because of the global microchip shortage last week, according to the latest AutoForecast Solutions report.
Automakers are still shaving back production plans due to semiconductor shortages, but the worst-case scenario for North America just got a tiny bit better.
North American factories took another 26,000 vehicles out of their production schedules last week, significantly more than companies were cutting at the beginning of the month.
For 2022, the IHS Markit light-vehicle production forecast was cut by 9.3 percent, or about 8.4 million vehicles.
Keeping the flow of new Toyotas and Lexuses coming to U.S. dealers amid dozens of simultaneous threats falls to two executives who manage it all the Toyota way.
Plant shutdowns have translated into lost wages for tens of thousands of workers across Mexico due to furloughs and layoffs.
Toyota and Lexus dealers, who have been getting by for months with some of the leanest inventories in history, will see that trickle of vehicles dry up further.
Even the best supply chain planning is proving no match for a pandemic that virtually ground the auto industry to a halt a year ago and has plagued efforts to restore production.
The industry is settling into the new year acknowledging that it's not out of the woods yet on chip shortage disruptions.