Vehicle manufacturing has resumed at the company's Gunma factory after being paused earlier this month for a faulty steering component.
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In a short statement overnight, Subaru has confirmed vehicle production has recommenced at its factories in Japan.

The automaker halted production at its Gunma factory on January 16 after discovering a faulty electric steering component was being fitted to Forester, XV and Impreza models.

Subaru halted all manufacturing at the Gunma factory, meaning unaffected models, such as the Liberty, Outback, WRX, Levorg, BRZ and Toyota 86, were also paused.

With the company having secured "countermeasure parts" for these vehicles, the Gunma production line has started up again.

According to Subaru, when the component malfunctions, the steering control light on the dashboard come on, and power assistance is cut off, making the wheel much heavier than normal.

The automaker has advised customers who experience this problem to "stop driving immediately [and] contact your local Subaru dealer".

Australia

Subaru Australia has confirmed to CarAdvice "no vehicles in customers hands or in Australian dealer stock are affected".

Some vehicles with the faulty component may be on ships heading to Australia, but the company says they will be rectified before they end up in dealerships or in customers' driveways.