Subaru is issuing a vehicle defect recall for more than 188,000 Impreza sedans and hatchback wagons, Outback wagons, Legacy sedans and Ascent SUVs with faulty fuel pumps that could cause the engine to stall. According to Consumer Reports, the risk of a crash is increased if this happens when the vehicle is in motion.
Details of this Vehicle Recall
Subaru says drivers may notice that the engine runs rough before a stall occurs. You may also experience shaking, hear unusually loud noises, or see the check engine light illuminated on the dashboard. In some cases, the vehicle may not start. Subaru has also said it is not aware of any car accidents or injuries related to this particular issue. The company expects the recall work to begin on June 5.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the defective fuel pump in these recalled vehicles could develop cracks and fail. This could prevent the vehicle’s engine from starting or cause it to stall while it’s running. When the recall begins in June, Subaru’s dealers will replace the faulty fuel pump with a redesigned one free of charge.
The recall includes 2019 Impreza hatchbacks and sedans manufactured from June 18, 2018, through Feb. 25, 2019; Outback wagons and Legacy sedans manufactured from June 29, 2018 through Feb. 19, 2019; and 2019 Subaru Ascent SUVs manufactured from June 26, 2018 through Feb. 18, 2019.
Vehicle owners may contact Subaru customer service at 844-373-6614. If you are unsure that your vehicle is included in this recall, you can enter your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number or VIN into NHTSA’s website.
Auto Product Liability Issues
Vehicle stalling has the potential to cause significant injuries and damages. The consequences could be devastating when your vehicle suddenly stalls on the freeway. A number of California freeway accidents involve stalled vehicles struck by others on the freeway.
Automakers are responsible for manufacturing and designing safe vehicles for consumers. They also have a legal obligation to report vehicle defects promptly and issue recalls promptly.
If you have been injured as a result of a vehicle defect, whether or not the vehicle is part of a recall, you may be able to 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. 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.