Kia Motors suspended nearly all production lines at its three South Korea factories today, a Kia Motors spokesperson told CNN.
The three plants, located in the cities of Gwangmyeong, Hwaseong and Gwangju, are suspended due to “the problem of wiring harness supplies from China," said the spokesperson.
One exception is the production line for military vehicles in the Gwangju factory, which is still operating.
Production lines at the Hwaseong factory will resume Tuesday, and lines at the two other plants will resume Wednesday, Kia Motors said.
“We are trying to secure supplies from some factories that are operating in China, factories in South Korea and in Southeast Asia,” the officer told CNN on Monday.
Outbreak hits auto industry: China is a major supplier of parts to auto plants around the world -- shipping nearly $35 billion worth of parts in 2018.
But plants across China have been closed for weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak -- and that could mean factories around the world grinding to a halt.
Hyundai also has shut its assembly plants in South Korea, not because the disease itself has spread there but because it can't keep the plants operating without Chinese parts.