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I’ve read that Subaru claims something around 85% of the new Forester engine components are totally new parts...

I guess we’ll soon find out whether or not the questionable valve springs fall into the 85% category, or the 15% category
 

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Would I be correct in assuming the 18 XT would be included? Maybe this is why all of the Subaru factory warranties jumped in price by $200 a couple of months ago.
 

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Great, thats just great.Going on a coast to coast road trip, then again maybe not! AND, Im not sure I would trust the dealer to actually perform whatever is needed to satisfy the recall.
 

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No need for further speculation. We won't find out till we find out.

But meanwhile, has anybody here personally encountered this?
 

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Very disappointing. Back in 2017 I came very close to buying a new RAV4 instead of the Forester. Wish I'd gone with the Toyota now.
 

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No need for further speculation. We won't find out till we find out.

But meanwhile, has anybody here personally encountered this?
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.

As for me, I’m not going to get too concerned about the issue until after I hear what Subaru does about the recall, and find out which vehicles are involved.

I know several Subaru owners, and not a one of them has experienced this issue that I’m aware of.

It serves no purpose to get all panicky before knowing more about the situation.
 

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Scheesch..what a bunch of worry warts. Folks that worry that much just need to get an extended warranty. Worry is bad for your health. And with the complexity of all vehicles..you know you will use it. And even if you use only have the cost your warranty price drops by 50%
 

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I agree with ADC about the worrying part.

IF there's a recall
and you are affected, it's not a warranty issue as Subaru is responsible for any repair costs for the recall.... even if you are out of the warranty period.
 

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I would think that if this was something to worry about, the valve spring problem would have already surfaced on this forum.
 

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Subaru Could Issue Massive Recall

Subaru Could Issue Massive Recall Affecting Many U.S. Models

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.
Anyone heard about this?
 

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I'm not a fan of Torque News's journalistic standards, if you can call them that. The Japanese newspaper article linked in the Torque article says nothing about Foresters. Other sources alluded to are not named. I will wait until I read about this in a reliably-sourced article from a trusted publication before I panic.
 
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