DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group LLC is cutting overtime at plants in Canada and Mexico to conserve parts from Japan.
Chrysler plants in Brampton, Ontario, and Toluca, Mexico, are affected by the change. The Brampton plant makes the 300 sedan, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger. The Toluca plant makes the Dodge Journey and Fiat 500.
It's the first time Chrysler has linked production cuts to the March 11 earthquake in Japan, which damaged suppliers.
Chrysler idled its minivan plant in Windsor, Ontario, this week because of parts shortages, but says that was unrelated to Japan.
Chrysler isn't the only U.S. automaker affected by the quake. General Motors Co. shut down a plant in Louisiana last month because of parts shortages and Ford Motor Co. closed a truck plant in Kentucky this week.