Subaru Corporation is being hit with another large global recall that will affect Forester SUV and Crosstrek crossover models. The report from the Japan Times says the recall has been issued for Japan spec models that will number 81,343 cars and will then be another large global recall that will include 760,000 units worldwide.
The report says the 2013-2018 model year Subaru Forester models and 2013-2018 Crosstrek (XV outside the U.S.) are being recalled due to faulty rear suspension springs and also engine valves that can fail. The Forester and Crosstrek models being recalled were manufactured between March 2013 and October 2018.
2016 Subaru Forester
The Forester models have a “design glitch” in the rear suspension springs that may corrode and break, according to the Japan Transport Ministry. Both Forester and Crosstrek engine valves have durability issues possibly causing their engines to stall. There have been 375 cases reported so far that are related to the suspension and engine defects.
This seems to be a similar problem that effected 2008-2013 Forester SUV, Crosstrek, Impreza and BRZ sports coupe models that were recalled for a flaw in the design of the valve springs in the vehicle’s FB20 2.0-liter Boxer engine late last year. Those models were manufactured between June 2008, through January 2013.
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
This new recall starts in Japan and will expand to U.S. models, Australia, Europe, and Asian models. Subaru of America has not issued a recall yet, and there is no announcement yet from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
What should 2013-2018 Subaru Forester and Crosstrek owners do? It’s likely Subaru will be recalling these same model year Forester and Crosstrek models with the FB20 2.0-liter Boxer engine in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe. Stay tuned and Torque News will give you a report as soon as the official announcement has been made.
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