One of the latest auto recall announcements involves Subaru and its 2021 Impreza models. While the number of impacted vehicles is small, the issue is serious as it could cause accidents. Now, Subaru is telling impacted car owners to completely avoid driving their cars until the issue is addressed.
According to the news reports, Subaru is recalling both the sedan and hatchback versions of its latest Impreza models after learning that the vehicles are fitted with left front lower control arms that may have been improperly welded near a connection joint. Because this poor connection is located at the joint between the lower control arm and the crossmember, the control arm can separate from the crossmember while driving, increasing the risk of a serious accident.
In case of a weld failure, the tire can contact the wheel well, which could then lead to a loss of control. Because of the gravity of this issue, the company is alerting car owners that until the vehicles are fixed, they should not be operated. Instead, contact your local Subaru dealer to have your affected Impreza towed in for inspection and repair.
Additionally, Subaru will be offering mobile inspection in some locations. To find out if you qualify, contact the company’s customer service at 1(800)782-2783.
During inspection, Subaru should be able to replace any defective part entirely for free.
Safety Recalls Are Serious: Avoid Accidents By Getting Your Subaru Car Fixed ASAP
Not all recalls involve issues that can lead to accidents or personal injury. However, this latest Subaru auto recall does involve equipment issues that can lead to serious accidents. Ignoring these campaigns and failing to have your vehicle inspected increases the risks of crashes and puts your life at risk.
If you or a loved one owns one of the recalled vehicles, you should be receiving a recall notification letter in the mail soon. You may also check if your car has been impacted by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall database website.
Never delay in responding to a safety recall. Put your safety and the safety of your loved ones first and have your car repaired as soon as possible.
For more on this recall, follow this link.