Invasive bug stinks up Australia’s new car imports with long fumigation delays

ABC | Oct 19, 2021 at 5:42 AM
  • Australians who have already waited months for new cars in the midst of a global parts shortage may have to wait even longer as cargo vessels are fumigated offshore to kill an invasive stink bug.
  • The stink bug problem compounds global vehicle manufacturing chain woes, after car companies paused or downsized their semiconductor chip orders in the early months of the pandemic.
  • The anticipated release of Toyota’s LandCruiser 300 model was also delayed as the factory could not produce any right-hand-drive models in September and October.