Ford moves up the date of plant's temporary shutdown because of shortages caused by ongoing problems in Japan as well as declining sales of Ford trucks and large SUVs.
Ford idles European plant as a precautionary measure to conserve parts. Ford also cancels overtime at three US plants and one in Thailand.
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Hugely popular in many European cities, the teeny tiny two-seater has already been reserved by 30,000 American residents.