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Toyota to Resume Japan Plants After Rare System Malfunction

Toyota Motor Corp. said it will gradually resume operations at its 14 domestic plants Aug. 30 after a system malfunction suspended production, a rare glitch for the world’s biggest carmaker as it rushes to reboot its famed production system.

The malfunction had made it impossible to order parts, a Toyota spokesperson said, affecting some 28 assembly lines churning out everything from the top-selling Corolla and Camry to Prius hybrids. The company doesn’t suspect it’s the victim of a cyberattack, the spokesperson said.

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