Hundreds of Subaru Impreza vehicles may have a dangerous defect that could result in crashes and injuries.
According to a Kelley Blue Book report, the issue affects 802 Impreza vehicles in the 2021 model year which could have a dangerous welding fault.
A notice from Subaru asks all Impreza owners to check whether their vehicle is part of the recall population and more importantly, stop driving it immediately.
Details of the Recall
The vehicles that have been recalled may have a left lower front control arm that is not properly welded to the cross member that supports it. If the weld fails, the driver could lose control of the vehicle. Owners are asked to contact Subaru, which will arrange to send a technician to inspect the car or tow the car to a dealership for a safety inspection. If needed, the vehicles will be repaired at no cost to consumers.
Subaru can identify whether a vehicle may have this problem based on its vehicle identification number or VIN. The automaker is asking Impreza owners to call its customer service number at 844-373-6614 or get in touch with a local dealership. If your car happens to be a part of this recall, dealers will inspect the weld and replace the components.
Subaru has already begun getting in touch with vehicle owners via mail and phone. Please remember that recall repairs are always free. They are mandated by federal law to be done free of charge.
Auto defects may occur during the manufacturing process or during the vehicle design process. Regardless of when the defect occurs, it is the automaker’s duty and responsibility to issue a prompt safety recall and make the necessary repairs at no charge to consumers.
Anyone who has been affected by a defective auto can file a product liability claim against the automaker. Vehicle defects, whether they are spurred by poor manufacturing or design, have the potential to cause serious injuries.
If you have been involved in a car crash, please preserve the vehicle in its current condition unaltered so it can be examined by an expert for defects, malfunctions, and design flaws. An experienced auto product liability attorney can advise victims and their families in such cases regarding their legal rights and options.