Following Toyota's recent recalls, the manufacturer has today announced that it will be idling two of its US plants to "better align current demand with market supply".
The two plants, located in the US states of Texas and Kentucky, has been running on overtime until yesterday, but will be cut back to minimum operation until such time as sales improve.
The plants produce Toyota Tundra, Toyota Camry, Toyota Avalon and Toyota Venza models.
It is estimated that Toyota lost 20,000 sales in the US over the month of January as a direct result of its recalls and subsequent sales stoppage. This figure is expected to swell to in excess of 100,000 units worldwide by the end of the year.