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3 recalls for Toyota vehicles this month, and Subaru has announced one, too

Posted: 7:49 AM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 12:49:34Z

A faulty engine part that could cause vehicles to stall has led to a recall of 400,000 worldwide.

The recall affects Toyota Motor Corp. and Subaru Corp., MarketWatch reports.  About 80,000 of the 400,000 are Toyotas.

Subaru is recalling some of its most popular models, such as the Forester sport-utility vehicle and Impreza and BRZ sports car. Toyota is recalling the Subaru-made 86 and Scion FR-S sports car, MarketWatch said.

The automakers announced springs in the engine valve could fracture. That would cause the vehicles to stall and possibly lead to an accident.

Earlier in October, Toyota recalled approximately 2.4 million vehicles worldwide due to a problem in which the cars may not enter a fail-safe driving mode as intended, which can cause the vehicle to lose power and stall. About 807,000 of those vehicles are in the United States.

 If this happens while driving at higher speeds, it could cause a crash. The recall affects 2010-2014 model year Toyota Prius and 2012-2014 Prius v vehicles.

There was a second recall involving certain 2018-2019 Tundra and Sequoia vehicles and 2019 Avalon vehicles. About 168,000 vehicles sold in the United States are affected by this recall, which is due to a programming problem in the airbag electronic control unit (ECU) that could disable one or more of the sensors used to detect crashes, possibly causing the side and curtain shield airbags and/or front and knee airbags to not deploy as intended.