Fuel Pump Issue Behind Subaru Recall Can Lead To Accidents

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Subaru is recalling thousands of vehicles over fuel pump issues that could lead to traffic accidents. According to Consumer Reports, the vehicles come with improperly manufactured fuel pumps that can develop cracks. Over time, this can lead to failure, causing the engine to stall or preventing the vehicle from starting. 

Impacted vehicles include the 2019 and 2020 Ascent SUVs, the 2018 Forester SUVs, the 2018 through 2020 Impreza hatchbacks and sedans, the 2018 through 2020 Legacy sedans and Outback SUVs, and the 2018 and 2019 WRX sedans and BRZ coupes. At least 165,000 vehicles were impacted.

Subaru: No Traffic Accidents Related To Recall

Despite the potential accident risks, Subaru said that it is not aware of any crashes or injuries associated with this recall. In any case, drivers should not ignore the danger and should have their vehicles repaired as soon as possible. 

Until the repairs are done, Subaru is urging drivers to stay alert to the fact that before the engine stall occurs, the engine will run rough, making loud noises and shaking. Drivers may also see the check engine light being illuminated on the dashboard. In some cases, drivers will simply not be able to start their vehicles due to the failure.  

While impacted vehicle owners should receive a recall notice in the mail in September 2021, they should not hesitate to contact the manufacturer if they are worried about their safety. 

The firm hopes to fix the issue by replacing all low-pressure fuel pumps in the impacted vehicles for free. 

If you have any questions or concerns related to this recall, you may contact Subaru customer service at 844-373-6614. 

Visit the NHTSA’s website regularly and use your car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) to search for any open recalls. This will help you to avoid accidents caused by equipment failure. 

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