Ford Exiting Japan, Indonesia

Experts say Ford is pulling out of Japan, Indonesia because sales just don’t justify remaining in those markets.

Officials with the Ford Motor Company say the automaker will cease operations in Japan and Indonesia by the end of the year.

Ford is only selling a few thousand cars and trucks in those countries.

The automaker blames Japan, in particular, for erecting trade barriers that limit auto imports and protect domestic brands.

Automotive analyst David Cole tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter Ford’s decision to exit Japan and Indonesia is not surprising.


  • Quinn Klinefelter

    Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.