Major 2.0 engine recall, Impreza, Crosstrek, BRZ. ( 2012-14 ? ) - Page 2 - Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums
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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-26-2018, 03:16 PM
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From the article: it mentions all models of Subaru.

"Torque News will follow this story and bring customers the latest updates on the potential huge Subaru recall. Stay tuned to see what model year Subaru Outback, Forester, Crosstrek, Impreza, Legacy, WRX, WRX STI, and BRZ models are being recalled. Subaru Corporation is expected to report this to the transport ministry in Japan by November 5 when they release their financial statement for the half-year period."
Sorry, the original thread referenced some asahi link which had no mention of Outback or other models. The torque news looks like separate thread that appears to have since been merged. And my response to this thread was from the Gen5 Outback forum.

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I'm not too worried, it's a free fix. I thought long and hard about buying a C6 Z06 or C5 Z06 back when I was looking at Camaro's. Both had valvetrain problems, and GM left all of the owners out in the cold for the most part.

LS7's were bad to drop valves, and LS6's were bad to break valve springs(admittedly not that hard of a fix in your own garage if you're handy). Seeing as Vettes aren't driven much most of the time when the troubles happened they were way out of warranty. LS3/L99 V8's found in the Camaros never had any engine troubles that I ever knew of.

So yea, if my year is affected and my dealer gives me a loaner then I'm fine with free fixes. At least they owned up to it, GM never owned up the LS7 problems which they are currently in court over.
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I guess I picked the wrong time to buy a Subaru. OMG the Engines blowing up, the Transmission is shot what am I going to do.
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The infotainment system and work... and the tires leak air !
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Dropping a valve could "hamper the workings..." :^) Nice soft-pedal press release there.
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I am very skeptical about this story because it really only comes from one source. The original source of the story, Asahi Shimbun, only mentions the BRZ and it's twin, the Toyota 86. Torque News just seems to be embellishing without any basis in fact for mentioning other models. It gets them a lot more page views than a story on the BRZ/86, because the number made of that car is tiny. If the automotive press can verify the story, it will come to light in the next few days.

Furthermore, if defective valve springs were failing in significant numbers of Outbacks, it should be fairly easy to spot the trend on this forum. I just did a forum search and found only one thread related to a broken valve in generation 4 and 5 cars, but the cause was not stated. Other kinds of common defects have gotten noticed here long before any kind of acknowledgement from Subaru or the press.
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Dropping a valve could "hamper the workings..." :^) Nice soft-pedal press release there.
Yeah I don't know if the pistons will slap the valves if the valve spring doesn't reseat the valve. But as long as there's gonna be a recall we don't have to baby these engines anymore. Vroom-Vroom.

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This is a non-news event OB owners. Why so much air time on the forum?
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This is a non-news event OB owners. Why so much air time on the forum?
1. Because news of automaker scandals, whether real or imagined, have gotten the public's attention ever since the 2015 revelation of the VW turbodiesel scandal. And "public attention" translates into revenue, at least on the internet.

2. And because VW is the world's largest automaker, and is well served by any press that attempts to lump other automakers' issues, whether real or imagined, into their own well-documented corporate and personal criminal acts.

3. And because the public generally can't tell the difference between what's real or imagined. Valve spring? What's that?

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