Did Subaru Use an Emissions Recall to Secretly Install Engine Software?

A new lawsuit accuses Subaru of using a 2016 emissions recall as a cover to secretly update engine software meant to prevent surging and stalling issues. If true, that’s both devious and cunning because ”by calling it an official emissions recall, an owner wouldn’t be able to renew their vehicle registration until the recall work was complete.”

The lawsuit only names 2014-2016 vehicles with turbocharged engines, including the Forester XT, WRX and WRX STI.