400,000 sports cars to be recalled by Subaru and Toyota

400,000 sports cars to be recalled by Subaru and Toyota

400,000 sports cars to be recalled by Subaru and Toyota

There is the possibility that the engine could stall while driving and not restart, raising the risk of a crash.

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.

These include models powered by either the FA20 or FB20 boxer engines - 2013 MY BRZ, 2013-2014 MY Legacy/Outback, 2012-2014 MY Forester and 2012-2014 MY Impreza/XV. The company is recalling cars made between January 2012 and September 2013. Toyota is consequently recalling its BRZ twin, the Scion FR-S.

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


The repairs won't be cheap as Subaru believes the engine work will take more than 12 hours to complete.

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Toyota said its vehicles account for around 80,000 of the total. Toyota said it would contact affected US owners by mail starting in December.

Separately, Subaru has also announced a recall of the 2018 Legacy and Outback - made before Aug 1, 2018 - to fix "potential issues with multi-information displays". Of the Subaru vehicles, about 100,000 were sold in Japan. Subaru did not reveal the overseas models affected by the recall.

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