Subaru is recalling over 400,000 vehicles globally to fix a faulty engine part that could cause stalling. The Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 sport coupes are powered by the Subaru 2.0-liter engine which has the engine defect.
The companies said springs in the engine valve could fracture, which could cause the vehicles to stall while driving. Toyota is recalling the Subaru-made 86 and Scion FR-S sports auto.
The recall covers about 140,000 Subaru vehicles in the US and about 25,000 of Toyota's Scion brand vehicles.
The other affected models in Japan were the Forester sport utility vehicle, the BRZ sports auto and the 86 sports coupe, which is manufactured by Subaru for Toyota Motor Corp. 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.
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Toyota is recalling a total of 80,000 cars worldwide.
Subaru and Toyota are recalling 165,000 cars in the U.S. Subaru says abnormal noise is generated and engine malfunction occurs, and in the worst case, the engine may stop running.
Subaru makes the BRZ, FR-S and GT86, which all share an engine with the Forester and the Impreza. Motor Image confirms it will notify affected customers in Malaysia about the recall, and will replace the parts free of charge.