Published: Sat, November 03, 2018
Markets | By Otis Pena

Toyota, Subaru recall 400K vehicles to fix defective valve springs

Toyota, Subaru recall 400K vehicles to fix defective valve springs

Subaru is recalling over 400,000 vehicles globally to fix a faulty engine part that could cause stalling.

This could result in an unusual noise coming from the engine, engine stalling and engine failing to restart.

The problem in some of the engines affects the valve springs, and can cause the valve to fracture and break, possibly falling into the combustion chamber, leading to massive engine damage.

The recalled models include certain versions of the 2012-to-2014 Subaru Impreza 4D, the 2012-to-2013 Subaru Impreza 5D, the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, the 2013 Subaru BRZ and the 2013 Scion FR-S.

The recall covers about 140,000 Subaru vehicles in the USA and about 25,000 of Toyota's Scion brand vehicles. Toyota's recall includes the 86 and the FR-S sports auto.

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Toyota is recalling a total of 80,000 cars worldwide. In the U.S., Toyota is recalling around 25,000, 2012 Scion FR-S models.

The company said it would contact affected US owners by mail starting in December.

The report says 101,000 of the recalled Subaru vehicles were sold in Japan.

The repairs are likely to be costly with Subaru picking up the tab. Subaru did not reveal the overseas models affected by the recall.

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