Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Subaru…
Brake Light Switch Defect
A build-up of chemicals from scented cleaning products containing silicone can disable the brake light switch in millions of Subaru vehicles. This can prevent the brake lights from turning on when pressing the pedal, among other things, and…
Subaru Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Subaru vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).
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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.
that are at risk of stalling out because of a defect in their Denso fuel pumps.
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.
Subaru says the rear seat belt assemblies in the 2019 Crosstrek aren't going to properly protect people in a crash.
They believe the pawl springs were improperly installed in about 5,500 vehicles.
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.
Subaru is recalling 27,000 model year 2010-2014 Legacy and Outback vehicles because the electronic parking brake might not engage. All the recalled cars have manual transmissions.
The automaker found a capacitor on the circuit board and/or the actuator stroke sensor magnetic ring located in the control unit of electronic parking brake may crack over time.
Whoever had January 20th in the how long will it take for Subaru to have its first Takata recall in 2018 pool, step forward to claim your prize.
The automaker is recalling 230,000 vehicles to replace their passenger-side airbag inflators.
Are winterized fuels to blame for the stalling engines in 2017 Imprezas? If you ask Subaru, that's what they'll tell you.
According to the automaker, while the car is stopped or moving slowly the winterized fuel begins to vaporize in the lines under higher ambient temperatures.
The rear view camera systems in some 2017 Imprezas weren't installed with enough memory, causing the screens to go blank or freeze up.
Subaru will recall more than 25,000 of the 2017 Imprezas to fix the issue.
By now I'm guessing you've heard about the dangers of Takata airbags, but hlet's go over a quick recap.
Those engines have a secondary air injection pump that can overheat, melt, and catch fire.
This year's Farmer's Almanac predicts winter to be a long, cold slap in the face. Especially for those of us in the northern areas. My least favorite part of winter? Scraping the darn windshield.
Luckily, Subaru unintentionally came up with a solution to that problem. Unfortunately, it's a massive safety risk and needs to be recalled immediately.
Subaru is issuing a recall for some loose knee guards that are there to provide additional protection for drivers wearing their seat belts in a crash.
The 2017 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles are equipped with knee guard brackets that may not be properly attached to the steering beam assemblies.
Bolts on the 2017 Outback's front brake calipers, wheel hubs, and right stabilizer clamps, weren't properly tightened during assembly.
You don't have to be a craftsman to know, stuff starts falling off real quick when bolts come undone. The recalled Outbacks were built between June 20, 2016, and June 23, 2016.
Because "turning the steering wheel (of the 2016-2017 Subaru Legacy and Outback) may have no effect on the direction of the wheels" Oh, that's a problem.
The 2015-2016 Subaru WRX and Forester 2.0XT have turbocharger air intake ducts that may crack and cause problems with engine performance while driving.
Having your hood fly open and slam into the windshield while driving? That definitely ranks up there.
Subaru says proper tightening procedures weren't followed for the nuts that secure the propeller shaft to the rear differential. The automaker blames the problem on an improper use of the torque wrench.
Subaru has recalled some 2015-2016 Legacys and Outbacks for a manufacturing error in the propeller shaft connected to the transmission.
[Subaru] says the seal cap and seal may be deformed inside the propeller shaft yoke, a problem that can cause transmission fluid to leak.