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More Than 400K Subaru, Toyota Vehicles Recalled

Faulty engine part could lead to stalling
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 1, 2018 2:34 PM CDT
Updated Nov 1, 2018 4:30 PM CDT
In this Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 photo, several Subaru Foresters sit on a lot.   (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

(Newser) – A massive Subaru recall involves not just Subaru vehicles but one Toyota model. Subaru's Forester SUV, Impreza compact, and BRZ sports car are affected, as well as the Subaru-made Toyota 86 sports car, sold in the US as the Scion FR-S. More than 400,000 vehicles, all made in 2012 and 2013, are affected around the world; 80,000 of them are Toyotas. The problem is a faulty engine part—a spring that keeps the engine valve closed when fuel is being combusted. The valve spring can fracture, causing the engine to stall, the Wall Street Journal reports. In a separate recall, Toyota is recalling more than one million vehicles worldwide because the air bags could inflate without a crash or fail to work in a crash, the AP reports. The only vehicles impacted in the US are about 17,000 Scion xA vehicles from 2004 through 2006. (There's bad news for Honda CR-V owners.)

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