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Report: Subaru, Toyota recall more than 400,000 vehicles

Problem could cause engine to stall

Subaru and Toyota are recalling more than 400,000 vehicles because of a valve spring problem that could cause the engine to stall, Newsweek reported.

Subaru’s Forester, Impreza and BRZ models manufactured between January 2012 and September 2013 are included, according to the recall, which was released by Dow Jones Newswires and obtained by Fox Business. About 100,000 of the recalled Subarus were sold in Japan.

Also affected is the Toyoto 86 sports car, which was made by Subaru. According to Newsweek and Fox Business, it was sold in the U.S. as the Scion FR-S in 2012 and 2013, the years included in the recall.

Valve springs located in the engines of the recalled vehicles can fracture, causing the engine to stall and leading to a possible accident, Newsweek reported.

Affected owners will start receiving information in the mail starting in December, Newsweek said. Work to fix the part could take over 12 hours.


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