Singapore, 24 January 2019 – Motor Image Group (MIG) which is the distributor of Subaru vehicles in nine markets across Asia, confirms that none of the Subaru vehicles sold by them are affected by the power steering issue that was recently announced by Subaru Corporation. MIG stated that none of the affected production has been delivered to MIG customers.
This past Wednesday, Subaru Corporation made an announcement that is had suspended production at its Japan facility, which is one of the company’s two global production facilities, on 16 January after discovering defects in the power steering. The power steering defect affects three models – Forester, XV and Impreza, manufactured between late December 2018 and 16 January 2019.
Subaru also said that it will likely resume production and shipment as early as 28 January 2019.
In markets where MIG are distributing Subaru vehicles, three markets were identified to have received shipments of affected vehicles and they are Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. A total of 120 vehicles are from the affected batch. However, none of these vehicles have been delivered to customers yet.
During this interim period, as MIG continues to roll out the new 5th generation Subaru Forester across the region, it will continue to take bookings from customers, though the wait for vehicle delivery may be longer than usual. This is due to the temporary halt in production in Japan and the time needed to rectify the issue.
Motor Image puts its customers’ safety and satisfaction as top priority and is committed to the highest safety standards and quality driving experience for all its customers. MIG is in constant contact with Subaru Corporation and will update its customers upon notice from Subaru.