Subaru Corporation has announced a worldwide recall for their vehicles over possible valve springs and multi-information display defects.

Those with possible valve springs issues involve vehicles manufactured from 16 January 2012 – 14 May 2013. These vehicles include 2013 model year BRZ, 2013-2014 Legacy and Outback, 2012-2014 Forester and 2012-2014 Impreza and XV, which are equipped with FA20 or FB20 engines.

The move is merely a precautionary one against the possibility of the valve springs fracturing under stress. This could result in an unusual noise coming from the engine, the engine stalling and not being able to restart.

As for the affected multi-information displays, Subaru is reaching out to customers of the 2018 Legacy and Outback, manufactured before 1st of August 2018.

A programming issue may lead to inaccuracies between what is shown on the multi-information display, in relation to the amount of fuel left, and the actual drivable distance.

Subaru is taking a precautionary measure to ensure that information on the fuel gauge and the amount of drivable distance left is accurate.

Customers across the region – Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam – will be notified about this recall. Replacement of the valve springs and related parts are free of charge.


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Pan Eu Jin
Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.