Subaru Recalls Impreza and Other Vehicles

Subaru of America has issued a recall for approximately 188,207 model year 2019 Impreza, Outback, Legacy and Ascent vehicles.  These vehicles are equipped with a low pressure fuel pump that can become inoperative causing the vehicle to stall and possibly crash.  No details are available are on the cause of the sudden fuel pump failure.  However, Subaru expects to begin recalling vehicles on June 5, 2020.  Subaru will begin notifying owners and dealers will replace the low pressure fuel at no cost to owners.  For additional information, owners may contact Subaru by calling customer service at 1-844-373-6614 and referencing recall # WRD-20.  The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 20V218000.

Subaru is also recalling 2017 – 2019 Impreza and 2018 – 2019 Crosstrek vehicles for a problem with the engine control module (ECM).  The recall affects approximately 466,205 vehicles.  A short circuit in the ECM could cause the vehicle to stall and subsequently crash.  The ECM has also been found to continue powering the ignition coil after the engine has been turned off.  Subaru has already begun notifying owners and dealers will update the ECM software and replace damaged ignition coils and exhaust pipes (as necessary) free of charge.  For additional information, owners can contact Subaru by calling customer service at 1-844-373-6614 and referencing recall # WUQ-02.  The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 19V743000.

About R.J. Hill, P.E.
R. J. Hill is the author of two blogs: R.J. Hill Consulting and the Descendants of James Alexander Hill. Mr. Hill is a registered professional (mechanical) engineer with 42 years of experience, 37 years in private practice. Please visit www.rjhill.com to see the kinds of forensic investigations that Mr. Hill performs.

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