Toyota has denied reports that it would have to bring to a close the production in North America due to parts shortages in Japan . Toyota officials called it total misunderstanding. A US spokesman for the car maker said on Monday that a temporary close down was predictable following the earthquake.

But that was later denied by another spokesman at Toyota’s headquarters in Tokyo, who said the comments had been taken vice verse. Toyota’s factories in Japan supply many parts for cars assembled elsewhere.

Previously, a US spokesman in Louisville, Kentucky, told reporters on Monday that Toyota would reach a point this month where a “gap in the pipeline” would start to show up, forcing production to be suspended.

The temporary shutdown was likely to take place later this month, according to the spokesman although no lay-offs were expected. However, according to a statement on the company website said that recent reports were incorrect. That’s not all, last week Ford and Nissan announced temporary closures at some of their North American plants. This catastrophe at Japan has definitely affected businesses worldwide.