Subaru is recalling a series of vehicles over faulty fuel pumps that could increase the risk of unexpected engine stall risks. According to the firm, this problem can pose an accident hazard to car owners.
Because this issue could lead to an accident, Subaru launched the recall as soon as it learned about the problem.
In its recall report, Subaru said that the 2019 Subaru Impreza sedans and hatchbacks, Outback wagons, Legacy sedans, and Ascent SUVs may come with defective fuel pumps. These faulty parts can cause the engine to run rough or shake, making loud noises.
In some cases, drivers will notice the check engine light illuminating on the dashboard. However, in more serious cases, the engine might simply not start or it might stall while the vehicle is in motion.
Over 188,000 vehicles could be at risk of exposing drivers to accident risks, Subaru told officials.
Subaru is contacting impacted car owners beginning June 5, 2020. Once the firm reaches out to you, schedule an appointment at a local dealer where the staff will replace the faulty fuel pump with a redesigned one.
The repair should be performed for free.
If you’re worried about exposure to the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 while taking your car to a dealership, feel free to contact the manufacturer’s customer service at 844-373-6614, asking whether postponing getting your car fixed until the end of the COVID-19 lockdown is potentially dangerous, especially if you’re not sure you will have to do a great deal of driving until then.
In any case, many dealers have special arrangements to help prevent the spread of the virus.
If you worry about leaving the vehicle’s issue unaddressed, discuss the matter with the dealer once you receive the notification from Subaru.
To learn more about this recall and what to expect, follow this link.