Matthew Foster has a botheration with his 2013 Scion FR-S, a Toyota-owned brand. The car’s agent bootless aftermost May and he has to pay $7,000 to alter it.
Ironically, the abortion happened anon afterwards he had taken his car in for aliment beneath a assurance anamnesis advised to arch off a accessible abortion acquired by adulterated agent valve springs.
Last November, Transport Canada appear the anamnesis of 3,051 Scion vehicles, whose engines were fabricated by Subaru. It additionally recalled 19,164 Subaru cartage (BRZ, Impreza and XV Crosstrek models) adverse the aforementioned problem.
“The agent valve springs could fracture, causing an agent abortion or a arrest with the disability to restart,” Transport Canada said. “This could access the accident of a crash, causing abrasion and/or accident to property. Dealers will alter the agent valve springs.”
Sounds frightening, right?
Foster’s acquaintance ability accomplish you abeyance afore jumping to accede with a assurance recall.
“My agent bootless while I was active up arctic on the May continued weekend,” he said. “I towed the car to the abutting dealership, which told me the agent abortion was best acceptable accompanying to the anamnesis work.”
But aback he towed the car aback to his Toronto dealer, it opened up the agent and begin the valve springs still intact.
“I did some analysis online and begin out there were abounding others advertisement agent abortion afterwards the anamnesis assignment was done,” he told me.
“It is doubtable that the technicians aren’t abundantly accomplished to arouse the agent afterwards the anamnesis assignment is performed, causing abortion of centralized agent components.”
When the Arctic American anamnesis was appear aftermost November, Subaru estimated that alone one per cent of the cartage would accept a abortion of the valve springs.
Subaru additionally said the adjustment takes about 12 hours and requires the agent to be removed from the car and broken apart.
Is the anamnesis causing added abuse than the aboriginal affair itself?
Chris Tsui, a biographer for The Drive magazine, airish the catechism afterwards he took in his own 2013 Scion FR-S for the anamnesis in February and watched it die on the ancillary of the alley two weeks later.
Toyota Canada absitively to awning the adjustment amount for Tsui’s car afterwards it had larboard him stranded. But not all owners are as fortunate.
Foster didn’t get anywhere with Toyota Canada. And he’s not agog to pay $7,000 to his banker for a backup engine.
“It will either accept abnormal bounce valves or will charge the anamnesis work, which may account the agent to fail,” he said. “I’m still on the angle for the $500 I spent on a rental car for the continued weekend while we were ashore up arctic and all accompanying towing fees.”
David Shum, a agent for Toyota Canada, says the assurance and aegis of barter is a top priority. Toyota continues to animate owners on the anamnesis account to booty in their cartage to a Toyota banker for alleviative repairs.
“We abide to investigate letters apropos issues involving assertive Scion FR-S cartage afterwards the agent valve bounce anamnesis antidote was completed,” Shum said.
Subaru Canada agent Julie Lychak said the aggregation has focused on both the action and ability of the adjustment with its acquaintance with the Subaru Boxer agent layout.
“We angle abaft our artefact and barter in commutual a able repair,” she said.
Kirill Stepanchuk additionally had an agent abortion with his 2013 Scion FR-S afterwards accomplishing the anamnesis assignment in February. He collection the car acclaim aback to the dealer, alienated towing costs, but he was quoted $6,500 for a accordant acclimated engine.
“Many FR-S owners are crumbling the assurance anamnesis to abstain risking agent agitation they would charge to fix at their own expense,” he said. “Had I accepted that my car had a adventitious of agent failure, I would absolutely accept fabricated the aforementioned decision.”
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Consumer apostle George Iny, arch of the Automobile Protection Association that compiles the accepted anniversary Lemon-Aid car guides, gets the aftermost chat on this issue.
“There haven’t been any valve bounce failures above-mentioned to assuming the anamnesis in Canada, to the APA’s knowledge,” Iny said. “It’s an big-ticket anticipation for the two automakers (Subaru and Toyota) that use the engine.
“If your agent is covered, the best affair is to delay until there is added accuracy about this situation.”
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