Nearly 900,000 Vehicles Has Been Recalled By Subaru Due to Engine and Suspension Issues
The stalling recall affects over 466,000 Crosstrek SUVs from 2018 and 2019, as well as Impreza cars from 2017 to 2019, while the suspension recall affects over 408,000 Crosstreks and Foresters from 2018 and 2019.
Subaru is the car manufacturing subsidiary of Subaru Corporation, a Japanese conglomerate that ranks as the world’s 21st largest automaker by production in 2017.
Subaru cars are popular for using a boxer engine configuration in most vehicles with displacements greater than 1500 cc.
As one of the leading brands in the transportation industry, Subaru places a premium on customer safety and protection, as stated in their mission statement.
The Crosstrek, Impreza, & Forester Recall
According to the documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru conducted two recalls this week for several common models.
The first affects 408,271 vehicles due to defective rear stabilizer bracket bolts, while the second affects 466,205 cars due to faulty ECM software that could cause a stall.
The 2018-2019 Crosstrek, 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid, and 2019 Forester are all affected by the stabilizer bracket bolt recall.
The bracket bolts can loosen and detach over time, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
All that is required of owners is to take their vehicles to a dealership where a technician can inspect the problem area. A technician will tighten the bolts to the correct torque specifications or repair any missing bolts.
The second ECM software recall affects Impreza vehicles from 2017 to 2019 and Crosstrek crossovers from 2018 to 2019. After a driver turns off the engine, the program, according to the company, can continue to power the ignition coil. If this occurs, the vehicle can stall while driving, increasing the likelihood of a collision.
Subaru will upgrade the ECM software on affected vehicles and, if possible, replace the ignition coil.
If necessary, owners can also obtain a new front exhaust pipe. Owners should also be aware that this recall applies to all vehicles covered by a prior recall for a similar issue.
Subaru is issuing these recalls to allow owners of affected vehicles to contact an approved Subaru dealer as soon as they receive notification from Subaru of America.
The recalled Subaru vehicles will be mailed to owners within 60 days, according to the notice. While the automaker claims that accidents related to the issues that prompted the recalls are rare, free fixes will be given.
In Light of Consumer Protection
In the interest of consumer protection, consumers keep track of auto safety recalls. Indeed, in 2020 alone, there were more than 880 recalls involving 55 million vehicles due to safety concerns.
To prevent major safety concerns such as spontaneous explosions, defective airbags, and other issues, owners and lessees should be aware of any recalls involving their cars.
In addition, consumer protection organizations recently wrote to the Biden Administration, requesting that the government discuss the use and selling of recalled vehicles in the federal fleet.
The letter stated that continuing to use and even selling recalled vehicles puts federal employees and the general public in danger.
Consumers can visit the NHTSA website and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their vehicle has been recalled for a safety defect.
Editor’s Note on Subaru Crosstrek, Impreza, & Forester Recall 2021:
This article is published to inform you of the decision of Subaru to recall almost 900,000 of its vehicles. The Subaru Crosstrek, Crosstrek Hybrid, and Forester recalls are set to begin on May 14, 2021, according to Subaru. Owners should call Subaru customer service at 844-373-6614 and inquire about the WRD-21 recall.
Case Name & No.: Subaru Crosstrek, Impreza, & Forester Recall 2021
Products/Services: Subaru Vehicles (Impreza, Crosstreks, and Foresters)
Allegations: Engine & Suspension Issues
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