Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is recalling more than 850 Subaru passenger vehicles over possible brake system flaws, the company said in a statement Friday.
The recall covers two Subaru models Impeza compact car and Forester wagon, but it was not immediately known if any exports are included.
Improper fitting of the air cleaner case could trigger vibrations while the car is being driven, and its parts could rub against or damage the brake pipe, the company said. The problem, in worst cases, could cause brake fluid to leak and braking functions to fail, Fuji Heavy said.
Kyodo News agency said the recall may be expanded to 4,100 of the models that had been exported to the U.S., Europe and Australia.
Company officials were not immediately available for comment.