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Subaru vehicles - possible recall incoming

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Subaru vehicles - possible recall incoming

https://www.torquenews.com/1084/subaru- ... -us-models
According to sources in Japan, “a valve spring could break and hamper the workings of the engine.” The report says every vehicle Subaru manufactures, except for their Mini vehicles, (not sold in the U.S.) are affected which means hundreds of thousands of Subaru vehicles in the U.S. could be recalled.
This would include all models like Outback, Forester, Crosstrek, Impreza, Legacy, WRX, WRX STI, and BRZ sports coupe. It would also include the Toyota 86 jointly produced with Subaru and uses the same Boxer engine.
This could be huge, considering how many vehicles are impacted.
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This shouldn't be a surprise. Subaru...the only brand where a head gasket is routine maintenance.
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I remember reading the reports that back in 2002 they had engines come off the line that were supposed to be 227hp but many of them were producing in the range of 250hp. Instead of fixing the issue they fudged the numbers to report the output as 227hp so production wasn't delayed. This also happened with 280hp engines for the Japanese market that produced 320hp and were marked to 280hp instead, but that one happened for many years running. Nissan was known to do this many times as well.
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nffclsr wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 12:10 pm
I remember reading the reports that back in 2002 they had engines come off the line that were supposed to be 227hp but many of them were producing in the range of 250hp. Instead of fixing the issue they fudged the numbers to report the output as 227hp so production wasn't delayed. This also happened with 280hp engines for the Japanese market that produced 320hp and were marked to 280hp instead, but that one happened for many years running. Nissan was known to do this many times as well.
Nothing wrong about that.
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ottofly wrote:
Oct 26th, 2018 8:15 pm
This shouldn't be a surprise. Subaru...the only brand where a head gasket is routine maintenance.
Having engine issues is all part of the experience when owning a Subaru, it wouldn't be a Subaru otherwise.
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A recall? Not exactly earth shattering news. Recalls are in the news on a weekly basis.
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hightech wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 1:54 pm
All about Boxer Engines:
What a twit! Biased, uninformed youtube "star"
People will believe what they want to believe whether fact or fiction.
'tis most frustrating when they aren't open to see and/or learn which is which.
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treva84 wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 2:33 pm
FWIW Subaru is #4 on the most recent Consumer Reports Reliability rating - ranks ahead of Honda / Nissan / Koreans but behind Toyota and Mazda.
Obviously infotainment glitches are more concerning than engine problems.
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I have a 2011 Outback bought new in Seattle.
I guess this affects me? So whats next?
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Feegus wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 3:52 pm
I have a 2011 Outback bought new in Seattle.
I guess this affects me? So whats next?
They haven't identified which model years or engines will be recalled, Subaru is pretty good about notifying owners with recall info if your VIN is in a recall.
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nffclsr wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 3:43 pm
What an idiot that guy is.
His answer to everything is buy a Toyota.

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