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Subaru US recalling over 466,000 vehicles over engine control defect

Japanese automaker Subaru Corp. is recalling 466,205 vehicles in the U.S. over defective engine control modules, weeks after the recall of 366,282 Subaru Forester vehicles over glitch with airbags.

Subaru of America Inc. will recall certain 2017-2019 Impreza and 2018-2019 Crosstrek vehicles whose engine control modules may continue to power the vehicles' ignition coil even after the engine is shut off. This could cause a short circuit and blown fuse, potentially stalling the vehicle and eventually increasing the risk of a crash, according to documents from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Subaru estimated that 100% of the vehicles listed in the recall notice possess the defect.

The carmaker also issued a second recall, which involves 205,000 vehicles that include 2017-2019 models of Impreza cars and the 2018 Crosstrek SUVs. Suburu said the aluminum positive crankcase ventilation valves can fall apart, potentially causing debris to fall into the engine and cause a power loss, CBS News reported.

Both recalls begin Dec. 13.