Japanese carmaker likely to recall cars with faulty steering component

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TOKYO, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Japanese vehicle manufacturer Subaru Corporation may recall about 14,000 cars produced with a defective steering component, the company said Thursday.

As an alternative, Subaru may offer free part replacements for the defective vehicles which were produced in Japan for export, according to local media reports.

Three types of cars, namely the Forester, the Subaru XV and the Impreza, were involved, the company said, specifically those manufactured between December 2018 and January 2019 at the company's only domestic assembly plant in Gunma Prefecture.

The Subaru factory suspended operations on Jan. 16 to determine the cause of the defect and resumed operation on Monday with new components.

According to the company, the defective steering component will lead to a malfunction that makes it harder to turn the wheel.

By far, two such cases have occurred but no traffic accidents due to the faulty components have been reported.

The car producer did not reveal how much the overseas recall will cost.

Subaru has filed domestic recall of about 780 cars with the same problem that were assembled at the plant in the same period.

The company has been closely watched over by the government after recall of over 500,000 cars in Japan last year, as malpractice was found in the company, such as new product assessments conducted by unauthorized staff. Enditem

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