Subaru has recently issued a global recall for models with possible valve-spring issues and multi-information display (MID) defects. This recall extends to models that have been sold right here in the Philippines.
The valve-spring issue, Subaru explains, is a precautionary measure. The Japanese manufacturer says that under stress, valve springs in affected engines might fracture, causing noise, stalling, and inability to restart the car.
This recall concerns cars built from January 16, 2012, to May, 14 2013. The affected models are: 2013 BRZ, 2013-2014 Legacy/Outback, 2012-2014 Forester, and 2012-2014 Impreza and XV equipped with the FA20 or FB20 engine.
As for the MID recall, that’s for 2018 Legacy/Outback units manufactured before August 1 this year. The possible issue affects the display’s accuracy in showing the correct amount of fuel left in the tank.
Motor Image Pilipinas, the country’s official Subaru distributor, has advised that it will contact affected customers and replace their valve springs and/or upgrade their MID software as needed, free of charge.
Is your car affected by this recall? If so, have you experienced any of the issues that Subaru has mentioned? Let us know your thoughts and experiences in the comments.