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Global automaker supplies threatened by China coronavirus crisis

February 7, 2020

DETROIT — The threat from the coronavirus crisis is closing in on the global auto industry, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles warned Thursday that a European plant could shut down within two to four weeks if Chinese parts suppliers cannot get back to work.

Meanwhile, Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. are were among carmakers extending shutdowns at their China plants as the country steps up measures to fight the deadly coronavirus.

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