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Subaru ponders recall after Japan production halted

Automaker's popular Forester and Impreza models hit by power steering defect

Subaru estimates that more than 10,000 autos manufactured at its Gunma Prefecture plant have been affected by the faulty part.

TOKYO -- Subaru faces the possibility of issuing another recall after revealing Wednesday that production at its sole Japanese plant has been halted for one week due to a defective component from a supplier.

The defect involves an electric power steering component supplied to the factory in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo. Subaru looks to resume assembly as early as Monday at the plant, which provides 60% of the company's global production.

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