Select 2021 Subaru Impreza Vehicles are Being Recalled Due to Risks of Collision
A small number of 2021 Subaru Impreza have been recalled in the United States over a possibly defective control arm that could potentially cause the vehicle to swerve, placing drivers at high risk of a collision. To date, there have been no accidents associated with this issue recorded.
Subaru has recently issued a voluntary recall for the 2021 Impreza (sedan and hatchback), along with a warning not to operate the vehicle. An owner of this Impreza may or may not be included in the recall list, which is relatively low, with only 802 vehicles in total. However, the issue is grave.
According to the recall documentation, these Impreza cars may be fitted with a left front lower control arm with a faulty weld near the connecting joint between the lower control arm and the crossmember.
This substandard weld may result in the control arm detaching from the crossmember whilst driving.
Subaru warns that a welding failure could result in the tire touching the wheel well, and therefore a loss of control. As a result of the issue, it has the potential to result in a car accident.
Subaru’s investigation revealed that equipment on the control arm’s assembly line had been damaged, which resulted in interference with the welding, causing it to trace an incorrect welding path and produce an incomplete weld, according to the company.
Subaru Impreza Sedan & Hatchback Recall, 2021
Subaru will notify owners of the 2021 Impreza by email, but owners can also check the recall status of their vehicle on Subaru’s Recall page or by calling Subaru’s Vehicle Safety Hotline number at (888) 327-4236.
In addition, Subaru dealers will evaluate all potentially impacted vehicles’ left front lower control arm. The company will replace the control arm free of charge if it has a specified lot number that Subaru did not identify in its statement.
Lastly, Subaru has advised owners not to drive their vehicle until it has been assessed.
Editor’s Note on 2021 Subaru Impreza Recall – Defective Control Arm From Improper Welding:
This article is written to inform you of the latest recall of the 2021 Impreza by Subaru over a faulty left front lower control arm resulting from an improper weld near the connecting joint between the lower control arm and the crossmember. You might also be interested in the Yukon Tail light class action.
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