If you’re a Subaru owner, you’re going to want to know about the recent recall the company has issued. On Friday, the company announced that they’ll be recalling almost 875,000 vehicles for issues relating to their suspension or likelihood for engine stalls, respectively.
The first recall, for suspension, covers over 408,000 cars. The second recall, for the likelihood of engine stalls, affects some 466,000 vehicles.
The suspension recall affects a number of 2018 through 2019 Subaru Crosstrek vehicles and 2019 Subaru Foresters. According to statements by Subaru filed in official government documents with the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, these vehicles have rear stabilizer bar bolt issues. The documents explain that these rear stabilizer bolts can become loose over time, increasing the likelihood that they detach altogether.
As one might expect, should this occur while the car is in motion, it would result in serious issues for the driver and for surrounding cars. If you drive either a Crosstrek or a Forester and have noticed irregularities with your suspension, wait until Subaru officially commences the recall on May 28 before resuming use of the vehicle.
Should your vehicle be covered by this recall, you’ll be able to take it to a Subaru dealership in order to get the bolts tightened, free of charge. Should you be missing any bolts, they’ll be replaced by the technicians, as well.
Engine Stall Recall
In the same documents that detail the suspension-related recall, Subaru explains the reasoning behind a recall of Impreza vehicles from 2017 to 2019, and Subaru Crosstreks from 2018 to 2019. Some vehicles from those model years have an issue with their internal computers that can power the ignition coil in the engine while the car is off.
This, in turn, can result in a short circuit in the ignition coil. Should this occur, the engine will stall out when the driver attempts to crank it up. Like the suspension recall, this recall will be officially announced on May 28. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail. Should you be notified, you’ll be able to take the vehicle to your local Subaru dealership for repairs to be made free of charge.
According to the government documents, the repair will entail updating the car’s computer software to prevent the “cold start” in the future. Likewise, should they be damaged, the ignition coils will be replaced, and the front exhaust pipe could be replaced if necessary.