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Subaru hits brakes on shipments of 3 models over engine defect

Automaker faces potential $80m hit to profit if recall required

The Subaru Outback is among the models in Japan facing a sales and shipment suspension due to an engine sensor problem. (Photo by Shizuka Tanabe)

TOKYO -- Subaru has halted shipments of three popular vehicle models manufactured in Japan after discovering an engine sensor problem.

The sales and shipment suspension, which started April 6, covers the Forester and Outback sport utility vehicles as well as the Levorg station wagon. The company does not expect shipments to resume for two and a half months.

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