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Subaru Recalls 875,000 Vehicles Over Engine,

Subaru Corp. on Tuesday issued a recall for around 875,000 cars and SUVs in the United States as their engines could stall or a rear suspension part could fall off.

The recall was done in two parts with the first covering 408,271 vehicles for bad rear stabilizer bracket bolts and the second covering 466,205 cars with faulty ECM software that can lead to a stall.

The models in the first recall include the 2018-2019 Crosstrek, 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid and 2019 Forester. Subaru said that in the faulty models the bracket bolts can loosen over a period of time and become free, thus raising the chances of a car crash.

From May 14, all faulty car owners can take their vehicles to their nearby dealer where technicians will look over the problem and torque the bolts to their correct spec or replace the missing bolt.

The second recall involves 2017-2019 Impreza vehicles and 2018-2019 Crosstrek crossovers. The company said that the faulty software may keep on powering the ignition coil even after the driver leaves the car. This also increases the risk of a crash. From May 28 onward, Subaru will correct the faulty software and also replace the ignition coil, if required.

The company said that the vehicles included in this recall are all those involved in an earlier recall for a similar problem.

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