TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan’s Subaru (OTC:) Corp has suspended cargo of a few of its three essential car fashions over an engine sensor malfunction and in addition plans to quickly halt manufacturing of the fashions, the corporate mentioned on Friday.
The automaker found the issue with the sensor within the CB18 engine utilized in its Forester, Outback and Levorg fashions, a spokesperson mentioned, including that manufacturing of fashions with that engine could be halted in the end, with out giving additional particulars.
About 54,000 automobiles with the engine have been offered in Japan since October 2020 and are for the market solely, the spokesperson mentioned, declining to touch upon the variety of automobiles affected by the cargo suspension.
Subaru has not determined whether or not to recall the automobiles and it might possible take 2-1/2 months earlier than cargo is resumed, the spokesperson mentioned. The corporate will proceed to provide and ship fashions that don’t use the CB18 engine, the spokesperson mentioned.
The malfunction with the sensor causes the engine to fail to start out and a warning signal to flash on the dashboard, the spokesperson mentioned.
Subaru’s shares fell 3% in morning commerce in Tokyo, after being deluged by promote orders on the open.