Subaru Recalls Loose Stabilizer Brackets in 448,000 Vehicles

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Scott McCracken
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The back of a green Subaru wagon driving up a steep winding road

Subaru is recalling 448,000 vehicles to stop the rear stabilizer brackets from coming loose. Inconsistent bracket dimensions resulted in easily predicatable "larger than anticipated" gaps between the bracket and the frame.

The gap allows vibrations from driving to loosen the bolts—especially if they weren't, as Subaru now belives, properly torqued during manufacturing—allowing the stabilizer bracket to shift or disconnect. And that's a problem unless you want your car to feel like you're driving a boat on rolling seas.

About the Stabilizer Recall

  • The issue affects the 2018-2019 Crosstrek, 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid, and 2019 Forester.
  • The automaker says the only warning sign would be an abnormal rattling noise from the rear of the vehicle.
  • Owners can expect the recall (#WRD-21) to start on May 14th, 2021.
More information on carcomplaints.com

Related Subaru Generations

At least one model year in these 3 generations have a relationship to this story.

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  1. 2nd Generation Crosstrek

    Years
    2018–2021
    Reliability
    18th of 38
    PainRank
    4.29
    Complaints
    35
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  2. 2nd Generation Crosstrek Hybrid

    Years
    2019–2020
    Reliability
    3rd of 38
    PainRank
    0.33
    Complaints
    1
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  3. 5th Generation Forester

    Years
    2019–2021
    Reliability
    22nd of 38
    PainRank
    5.21
    Complaints
    38
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