Toyota, Subaru to recall more than 400,000 cars with faulty engines

03 November, 2018, 05:20 | Author: Eric Barnett
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Subaru and Toyota say they will recall 400,000 vehicles worldwide for potential engine issues that could lead to a auto stalling or losing power.

A defect could lead to engines stalling.

As for the faulty components themselves, Subaru pointed at valve springs that could potentially cause the vehicle to stall and inflict further damage. Toyota is recalling the Subaru-made 86 and Scion FR-S sports auto.

Toyota said its vehicles account for around 80,000 of the total.

Subaru and Toyota are recalling 165,000 cars in the U.S.


Subaru says that vehicles built after May 2013 are not affected by this recall.

The company said it would contact affected US owners by mail starting in December. Most of the vehicles were manufactured between January 17, 2012, through June 6, 2013 and all powered by the FB20 2.0-liter Boxer naturally aspirated engine. About 101,000 of the recalled cars were sold in Japan, MarketWatch reports.

The repairs are likely to be costly with Subaru picking up the tab.

Motor Image customers across the region, including in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, will be notified about this recall. You can go here to see if your Subaru Forester, XV Crosstrek, Impreza or BRZ vehicle is being recalled.

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