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Wednesday, 14th July 2010
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Nissan hit by Hitachi part delay

The production of Nissan vehicles around the world could be hit by a delay in the supply of key parts from electronics firm Hitachi, the Japanese car manufacturer has said.

A hold-up in the supply of the electronic control units, which are used in most Nissan motors, has already impacted production lines in Japan but now the stoppage could spread to other factories in the US and Mexico.

Earlier this week, Nissan announced it was to put 50 per cent of its domestic production on hold until today (July 14th), with output going totally back to normal levels by next week.

Following the news, shares in Nissan on the Japanese stock exchange fell by 1.5 per cent.

Japan's car industry has been hit by a number of high profile problems over the past few months, with the world's largest car maker Toyota forced to recall millions of cars after faults with accelerators were thought to have contributed to a number of fatal accidents.

Written by Mark Smith.

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