Subaru is hoping to put a stop to over-eager tuners by installing "black boxes" in its new models within the next few years.

Subaru is hoping to put a stop to over-eager tuners by installing "black boxes" in its new models within the next few years.

The "black boxes" will record engine and ignition data. They will be specifically developed to detect removable engine ECU chips and other components used to increase performance.

While these parts are fitted to improve performance, they also nullify engine warranties and reduce a car's resale value. These parts are then removed when making a warranty claim or before selling.

"Black boxes are inevitable," a Subaru UK spokesperson said about the development. "We'll have them fitted to all cars in the next two years."