Subaru recalled over 250,000 cars sold in the last three years in the United States, Consumer Reports announced.
The firm reported that the recall impacts the 2017 and 2018 Subaru Impreza hatchbacks and Impreza sedans, the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek SUVs, the 2019 Subaru Forester SUVs and Ascent SUVs, and the Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid SUVs manufactured between September 11, 2018 and October 8, 2018.
Impacted units come with engine parts that could allow oil to enter different compartments, causing vehicles to lose power. The defect can also cause the problem part to come loose, exposing the engine to damage.
Subaru already contacted impacted Crosstrek and Impreza car owners to warn about the issue. The remaining affected consumers should receive a notice in the mail by the end of January, 2020.
In its recall announcement, Consumer Reports said the firm had yet to confirm whether drivers had reported any accidents or injuries related to the recall.
Subaru’s latest campaign impacts popular vehicles among American drivers. The fact the firm has yet to confirm whether it knows of any related accidents is concerning considering there are over 250,000 drivers operating the defective Subaru vehicles across the country.
As personal injury attorneys, we urge all Subaru car owners to keep track of this recall campaign. If you own one of the impacted vehicles, have it fixed as soon as possible. If you know anybody who owns one of the impacted car models, warn them about the risks.
To stay on top of this and other Subaru recalls, visit the firm’s recall website and plug in your car’s VIN to check for any open recalls.
For more information on this campaign and the engine defect that prompted it, read the full Consumer Reports announcement here.