KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Japanese carmaker Honda has temporarily ceased production at its Malaysian factory due to parts shortages caused by catastrophic floods in Thailand.
The floods, which have killed 366 people over three months, forced a halt to Honda and Toyota plants in Thailand two weeks ago that account for about 7 percent of their combined global car production.
The disruption comes just as Toyota and Honda bounce back from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan that destroyed autos parts suppliers.
Honda Malaysia said production halted Tuesday and may resume if it can source parts from other countries.
The crisis worsened Tuesday after floodwaters entered Bangkok's second airport, forcing it to shut.