1. Subaru isn't pulling any punches when placing blame for their latest recall.

    They say "a single associate" was found using "an improper torque wrench technique" while tightening a cable nut in the CVT select lever of the 2021 Impreza and Outback. That's going to be an awkward next performance review. If left loose, the gear selector may not function properly.…

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  2. A couple months back a proposed class-action lawsuit asked for additional protections for all Canadian citizens with defective Denso fuel pumps in their vehicles.

    Well, almost all citizens.…

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  3. Subaru did the right thing by recalling over 200,000 vehicles

    that are at risk of stalling out because of a defect in their Denso fuel pumps. But did they skip over another 188,000 vehicles with the same risks?…

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  4. Subaru has approved a Starlink lawsuit settlement even after denying their infotainment system is full of defects.

    Stuff like the backup camera freezing, the radio failing, and the screen going blank.…

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  5. Last month Denso announced that nearly 2 million of its low-pressure fuel pumps will need to be recalled before they cause the engine to stall.

    The recall will replace the pumps in certain vehicles but a new Canadian lawsuit says that doesn't go far enough.…

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  6. A group of 2019 models equipped with Denso low-pressure fuel pumps have been recalled after multiple reports of the engine stalling out.

    The impellers inside the pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing.…

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  7. Subaru is recalling 783,000 vehicles to replace dangerous Takata airbag inflators.

    This campaign is part of an industry-wide effort involving more than a dozen automakers and 1.7 million vehicles. The chemical inside of Takata airbag inflators can become unstable over time, leading to violent and sometimes deadly airbag deployments. The recall is for both driver and passenger side inflators in certain 2010-2014 model years, but is limited to certain states.

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  8. A lawsuit filed in New Jersey is tired of waiting around for software updates to Subaru’s STARLINK system to solve any of the wide ranging problems owners are experiencing.

    Subaru customers also complain about turning off the engines with the Starlink screens frozen, resulting in drained batteries that strand drivers. In addition, there is a clear and present safety issue if a driver relies on a frozen backup camera screen believing the image is in real time.

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  9. After some prodding, Subaru has decided to extend the warranty on their Lineartronic CVT.

    A Subaru transmission warranty extension has been issued for 2010-2015 Legacy and Outback, 2012-2015 Impreza, 2013-2015 Crosstrek, 2014-2015 Crosstrek Hybrid, 2014-2015 Forester and 2015 WRX vehicles, all equipped with continuously variable transmissions (CVTs).

    However, it’s a limited time offer. Inspections or repairs need to be completed by July 31, 2018.

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  10. Subaru has been sued over its use of a soy-based wire coating, which one owner claims is attracting rodents and leading to thousands of dollars in damage.

    Plaintiff Joy Diane Shuey says she purchased a new 2015 Subaru Forester, but about a month later she took the SUV back to the dealer because of a fuel odor and an illuminated check engine light.

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  11. Subaru may want you to feel the freedom, but even they can't escape a Takata recall.

    By now I'm guessing you've heard about the dangers of Takata airbags, but let's go over a quick recap.…

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  12. This latest round of Takata recalls has been split into what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling "zones" across the country.

    See the full list of recalled vehicles.

    Takata's metal inflators are at risk of exploding because they don't contain a drying agent called desiccate. Over time, the ammonium nitrate inside the inflator can become unstable when exposed to heat and humidity. If they do explode during an airbag deployment, metal shrapnel shoots throughout the cabin, injuring or killing the people inside.…

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  13. Burning through a quart of oil every 2,500 miles is a drag. Blowing up your engine because you pushed it to 2,600 miles is an even bigger drag.

    So it's no wonder Subaru owners filed a lawsuit in 2014 over worn out piston rings, excessive oil consumption, and the frowns associated with an $8000 repair bill.…

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  14. Subaru has agreed to settle a lawsuit that says certain cars require a small fortune to keep the engine full of oil.

    The plaintiffs say there aren't enough dead dinosaurs and other fossil fuels to keep these engines fed.…

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  15. Over 50,000 Subaru Foresters, XV Crosstreks and Impreza vehicles are subject to a new recall program

    in Australia for a manufacturing defect in the steering column. It’s not known if these vehicles will be recalled in the U.S. or other global markets.

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  16. Did you hear about the strange recall Subaru issued for the 2012 Impreza?

    It involves airbags, metal and phone chargers. Subaru is recalling the cars after finding what can only be described as a strange cause for the airbag failures. The automaker says the airbag occupant detection system can fail if a front seat passenger uses a cell phone or other device that is plugged into the power outlet.

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  17. Subaru's EyeSight has been caught napping on the job.

    EyeSight is Subaru's advanced collision avoidance system that is always looking ahead and making sure the path is clear. Well, except when it's not. A defective switch that activates the brake lights can fail and that, in turn, tells the pre-collision system to "take five."…

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  18. An occupant classification system needs to be able to identify any passenger in the front seat --- yes, even the ones that put their feet on your dashboard.

    That identification is used to determine whether or not to deploy the airbag in a crash.…

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