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Subaru Recalls Several Vehicle Models Over Safety Issues

Subaru Recalls Several Vehicle Models for Safety Issues

Subaru has announced two recalls for nearly 466,025 vehicles because of potential engine computer and suspension problems. According to Consumer reports, the automaker is recalling 2017 to 2019 Impreza sedans and 2018 and 2019 Crosstrek SUVs to check and/or update the engine control module (ECM) programming and to replace the ignition coils.

Over time, the potentially faulty components could degrade and cause starting or stalling issues, sparking the Subaru recalls.

Recall Details

In these vehicles, the ECM could keep the ignition coil energized longer than desired after the engine is turned off, which could lead to a short circuit and a blown fuse. The other Subaru recalls involve 405,025 2019 Subaru Crosstreks and 2019 Subaru Forester SUVs. There is concern that the bolts on the read suspension could come loose, causing a bracket to interact with other components and cause damage. Subaru is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to these conditions. The company will notify owners by mail in the next two months.

When the Subaru recalls begin for the problem with the ECM, dealers will update the engine computer software. Dealers will inspect the ignition coil, and if necessary, replace it at no cost to consumers. If there is ignition coil damage and a particular trouble code, the dealership will also replace the front exhaust pipe. For the suspension problems, dealers will examine and re-torque bolts on the rear stabilizer bracket, which could, over time, come loose. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 844-373-6614.

Auto Product Liability Issues

Federal law defines auto safety as the performance of a vehicle or equipment in a way that protects consumers against the “unreasonable risk of accidents” that occur due to the design, construction, or performance of a motor vehicle, and against the unreasonable risk of death or injury in an accident. An auto safety defect is a problem that exists in a motor vehicle or vehicle part that poses a risk to motor vehicle safety and may exist in a group of vehicles or vehicle parts of the same design or manufacture.

If you suspect that you have been involved in an accident or injured as the result of a defective auto or faulty vehicle parts, it is crucial that you preserve the vehicle in its current state, unaltered. It is absolutely critical that an expert thoroughly examines the vehicle for evidence of manufacturing defects, malfunctions, and design flaws. An experienced auto defect lawyer will be able to help you secure maximum compensation for your losses including medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.



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