Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Subaru, Toyota recalling more than 400,000 vehicles over faulty engine part

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Nellie Chapman | 03 November, 2018, 05:20

Both Toyota and Subaru are recalling more than 400,000 cars worldwide to fix a faulty engine part that could cause a vehicle to stall while driving.

In a statement on Thursday (Nov 1), Subaru agent Motor Image said the move is a precaution against the possibility that under stress, valve springs in affected engines may fracture.

The Subaru recall will include four vehicles; The Subaru Impreza compact auto, XV small SUV (XV Crosstrek in global markets), Forester SUV and BRZ sports coupe.

The company expects to start notifying customers about the recall later in November, while Toyota says it will send letters to owners toward the end of December.

All the cars were made in 2012 and 2013. Toyota is consequently recalling its BRZ twin, the Scion FR-S.

The company said it would contact affected US owners by mail starting in December. You can go here to see if your Subaru Forester, XV Crosstrek, Impreza or BRZ vehicle is being recalled. About 101,000 of the recalled cars were sold in Japan, MarketWatch reports. Subaru did not reveal the overseas models affected by the recall.

In the case of potentially defective valve springs, vehicles manufactured from January 16, 2012 to May 14, 2013 are affected.

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