Subaru PH Recalls Various Models for Defective Valve Spring, Multi-Information Display
Subaru Corporation (Subaru) has announced two worldwide recalls for vehicles with possible valve springs defects and those with affected multi-information displays and the brand's distributor for the ASEAN region, Motor Image, has said that it will reach out to owners of the affected vehicles.
Recall of vehicles with affected valve springsThe recall for those with valve spring issues, involves vehicles manufactured from 16 January 2012 – 14 May 2013. The affected models are the 2013 Model Year (MY) BRZ, 2013-2014MY Legacy/Outback, 2012-2014MY Forester, and 2012-2014MY Impreza/XV equipped with the FA20 engine or FB20 engine.
The move is a precaution against the possibility that under stress, the valve springs in the affected engines may fracture. This could result in an unusual noise coming from the engine, the engine stalling and not being able to restart.
Motor Image customers across the region, including in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam will be notified about this recall. Motor Image will work closely with affected customers to replace the valve springs and related parts, free of charge.
Recall of vehicles with affected multi-information displaysAt the same time, Subaru has also announced a recall of the 2018MY Legacy/Outback vehicles, manufactured before 1 August 2018, for potential issues with multi-information displays.
A programming issue may lead to inaccuracies between what is shown on the multi-information display, with regards to the amount of fuel left, and the actual drivable distance left. Subaru is taking a precautionary measure to ensure that information on the fuel gauge and the amount of drivable distance left is accurate.
Motor Image customers across the region, including in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam will be notified about this recall. Motor Image will work closely with affected customers to update the software in the multi-information display, free of charge.
"Motor Image is committed to the highest safety standards and quality driving experience for all our customers. Motor Image is in constant contact with Subaru Corporation for any further updates and will notify affected customers accordingly," the distributor said in a statement.