Subaru resumed operation of its plant in JapanJanuary 28, 2019
Subaru has reopened its plant in Japan. The company is located in the city of Ota and produces about 60% of its entire brand products. The cars did not go off the factory conveyor for 12 days due to the detection of defects in the parts supplied to the company for the electric power steering.
At the moment, the factory delivered parts without a defect. An idle plant affected the production of about 20 thousand cars. The defect could affect the Forester, Impreza and XV models. It is not excluded that the company will soon announce a service promotion.
According to Reuters, the company plans to produce 1.08 million vehicles this year. Subaru forecasts that they will be able to sell 700,000 cars in the United States. Shutting down production may affect these plans.
Prior to this, production at the Subaru plant stopped for a long time in 2011. Then the cause of downtime was an earthquake in Japan.
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