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Subaru Recalls 640K Vehicles Globally For Stalling Problems

November 08, 2018 - 7:50 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Subaru is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles in the U.S. as part of 640,000 vehicles worldwide to fix two problems that can cause them to stall.  The first recall covers about 229,000 Outback and Legacy vehicles from the 2018 model year.

Government documents say a software problem can stop the low-fuel warning light from illuminating and make the miles-to-empty display inaccurate. The problem can cause drivers to run out of fuel and stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

The other recall covers Subaru Imprezas from 2012 to 2014 and the 2013 BRZ, XV Crosstrek and Toyota Scion FR-S.

The engine valve springs in about 411,000 vehicles worldwide can fracture, causing the engines to malfunction or stall.