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.

Silly Little Key Fob

NHTSA has announced that Subaru is recalling 2010-2012 Legacy and Outback, 2012-2013 Impreza and 2013 XV Crosstrek vehicles. The Legacy and Outback vehicles were equipped with either an automatic or CVT transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter accessory; the other vehicles were equipped with a CVT transmission and audiovox remote engine starter accessory. The problem wth all of these vehicles is that each has a key fob and if that key fob is dropped, it can start the car without the owner’s knowledge. Imagine getting back to your car and finding the engine running! On the other hand, it is possible for the car to run out of gas. Imagine getting back to your car and wondering where your gas went. If you’re lucky, the engine will shut down after 15 minutes (as it is supposed to do) and save you some gas. Subaru is supposed to replace the fobs free of charge, starting at the end of April. For additional information, owners can contact Subaru by calling 1-800-782-2783. Subaru’s campaign number is WQF-42.

Recall News

We have updated the News column of our website to bring you the most recent vehicle recalls on some well-known makes. First, Blue Bird, the makers of school buses, have recalled some of their vehicles as a result of a cruise control problem. Basically, the control may not disengage when the brakes are applied. In addition, Subaru is  recalling some of its Outback and Legacy vehicles due  to a lubrication problem. Apparently, a hole that was supposed to have been provided in their six speed manual transmissions was left out.  As a result, the gears are not being lubricated and there is a possibility that the gears will break. If this happens, the driver will possibly lose control due to the loss of power and crash. Furthermore, Nissan is also recalling some of its “Cube” cars.  Some of the 2009-2010 models leak more fuel than what is allowed when hit  from the rear. Dealers are supposed to have a special protection device to install free of charge. Lastly, Toyota is recalling 2000-2004 “Avalon” because of a crack that can develop in the steering lock bar. If left unattended, the crack will cause the bar to break and the steering wheel to lock. The driver could lose control of  the vehicle and crash. Toyota is also recalling 2003-2007 Lexus LX470 models because of a steering shaft snap ring that can disengage. If that happens, over time, the steering shaft can disconnect causing the driver to lose ccontrol and crash.  For more detailed information,  please visit our website at and under the “News” column click on “Recall News”.

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