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Honda: Lack of parts may affect N. America plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Honda Motor Co. says production will likely be interrupted at its North America plants after April 1 due to a lack of critical parts as Japanese suppliers work to recover from earthquake and tsunami damage.

Spokesman Jeffrey Smith said Friday that interruptions are expected at Honda's two Ohio plants and at plants in Alabama, Indiana, Canada and Mexico until the issues are resolved.

Honda says workers at the plants were informed Friday.

The company says on its website that a few suppliers in Japan are still working to re-establish operations, and that Honda is looking for other possible supply sources.

The disaster in Japan has disrupted auto supplies across the globe. In the U.S., General Motors Co. has halted some production and Toyota Motor Corp. says it expects stoppages.

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