Subaru recalled certain cars and SUVs because of a potential fault that could cause the fuel pump to fail, causing the engine to stall suddenly. According to Consumer Reports, if the stalling occurs when the vehicle is in motion, it could cause a serious crash resulting in injuries to drivers, passengers, and other road users. The recall includes nearly every model manufactured by Subaru except for the Crosstek and the Toyota 86 made in tandem with the Subaru BRZ coupe.
Details of the Recall
The fuel pumps in these vehicles could crack and fail, preventing the engine from starting or causing it to fail and cut out abruptly. Warning indicators may include a check-engine light in the instrument cluster and a rough-running engine that vibrates or makes a loud noise. In the case of a failed fuel pump, the engine may not start at all. Before a stall occurs, drivers may notice shaking or deafening noises. Subaru has said it doesn’t know of any injuries or crashes because of this problem.
According to Consumer Reports, this is the second recall relating to fuel pumps on Subaru vehicles. The 2018-2019 Toyota 86 coupe, which shared components with the Subaru BRZ, is also included in this recall. In addition, Honda recently issued two recalls for vehicles with fuel pumps from the same manufacturer. When the recall begins in September, dealers will replace the low-pressure fuel pump at no cost to consumers. Owners of affected vehicles may contact Subaru customer service at 844-373-6614.
Auto Product Liability Issues
When a vehicle stops without warning when the driver is operating it, the consequences can be devastating. Such stalling could in itself result in a crash. The occupants of the stalling vehicle also risk serious injury or death if they are struck by other vehicles that cannot stop in time to avoid a collision. When vehicles are stalled in the middle of the roadway, they are also at risk of getting hit by impaired, distracted, or otherwise negligent drivers or drivers who do not have time to react or avoid a collision.
If you have been injured due to a vehicle defect, whether or not the vehicle is part of a recall, you may receive compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. Injured victims can file an auto product liability lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you have lost a loved one due to an auto defect, you may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit seeking compensation. An experienced auto defect lawyer can help injured victims and families that have lost loved ones to defective automobiles secure justice and fair compensation for their losses.