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Subaru, Toyota recall 165,000 US cars

Subaru, Toyota recall 165,000 US cars

Subaru and Toyota say they will recall 400,000 vehicles worldwide for potential engine issues that could lead to a auto stalling or losing power. The Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 sport coupes are powered by the Subaru 2.0-liter engine which has the engine defect.

MarketWatch reports the recall affects some of Subaru's most popular models, including the Forester sport-utility vehicle, Impreza and the BRZ sports auto. In the US, the carmaker is recalling about 25,000 Scion FR-S vehicles manufactured between March 2012 and July 2013.

The engine recall affects vehicles made from Jan 16, 2012, to May 14, 2013.

On Thursday, Toyota issued an entirely separate recall on its Scion xA vehicles.

All the cars were made in 2012 and 2013.

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Subaru said 101,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold in Japan. It's caused by "small foreign matter in the spring material due to general manufacturing variation".

The repairs won't be cheap as Subaru believes the engine work will take more than 12 hours to complete.

Subaru makes the BRZ, FR-S and GT86, which all share an engine with the Forester and the Impreza.

Motor Image customers across the region, including in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, will be notified about this recall.

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