Heads up Subaru owners! The automaker recently announced two worldwide recalls on several models that could have faulty valve springs or a defective multi-info display.
Beginning with the former, the valve spring issue affects vehicles that were built from January 16, 2012 to May 14, 2013. Under continued stress, the valve springs in the affected engines may fracture. This could result in an unusual noise coming from the engine, or the engine itself stalling and not being able to restart.
The vehicles affected in this recall include the following model years of each nameplate: 2013 BRZ, 2013 – 2014 Legacy and Outback, 2012 – 2014 Forester, and 2012 – 2014 Impreza and XV equipped with either the FA20 or FB20 motors.
Countries affected by the global recall include Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Motor Image will notify customers if there vehicle/s are part of the recall and will replace the valve springs free of charge.
Subaru also said that several 2018 model year Legacy and Outback models built before August 1, 2018 may have defective multi-info displays (MiD). Due to a programming issue, the faulty MiDs may show inaccurate readings of the amount of fuel left, as well as the actual drivable distance left.
Motor Image markets that are part of the MiD issue include Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The automaker will work closely with affected customers in order to swiftly replace the defective multi-info displays free of charge.
Motor Image, along with Subaru Corporation assure their customers that they are committed in delivering vehicles with high safety standards. Future updates regarding the global recall will be released by the company soon.