A potentially dangerous defect has been discovered inside car engines of Toyota and Subaru vehicles, compelling the auto giants to recall as many as 400,000 cars.

The faulty vehicles were assembled by Subaru at a joint venture operation in Japan and were made in January 2012-September 2013.

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According to the NBC report, the defect was found in the valve springs that could fracture and cause the engine to stall. Consequently, the issue can cause a major accident or severe engine damage.

The recalled models include:

  • Toyota Scion FR-S
  • Subaru Impreza 4D and 5D
  • Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • Subaru BRZ

Toyota’s defected vehicles amount to 80,000. The rest belong to Subaru and 100,000 of them were sold in Japan.

Subaru revealed that it is not aware of any crashes or accidents connected to the defect. Meanwhile, Toyota has declined to comment on the matter.

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In yet another recall assignment, Toyota has summoned back 1 Scion xA million vehicles due to a fault in their airbags. Reports reveal that airbags fail to inflate when the car undergoes a crash.

Toyota stated that the fault occurs when an electrical short in the vehicle damages circuits, either deactivating the airbags or cause them to deploy.

Earlier in October, Toyota recalled approximately 2.4 million Prius hybrids worldwide.

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The vehicles were failing to enter a fail-safe driving mode as intended, causing the vehicle to lose power and stall.

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