I did a quick Google of “Subaru valve spring failure”, expecting to see a long list of failures, but at first glance there wasn’t a whole lot of activity that seemed to be directly attributed to what may be such a widespread issue.No need for further speculation. We won't find out till we find out.
But meanwhile, has anybody here personally encountered this?
Anyone heard about this?According to sources in Japan, “a valve spring could break and hamper the workings of the engine.” The report says every vehicle Subaru manufactures, except for their Mini vehicles, (not sold in the U.S.) are affected which means hundreds of thousands of Subaru vehicles in the U.S. could be recalled.
This would include all models like Outback, Forester, Crosstrek, Impreza, Legacy, WRX, WRX STI, and BRZ sports coupe. It would also include the Toyota 86 jointly produced with Subaru and uses the same Boxer engine.