By Susan Lasser, J.D.
The automaker will update ECM software and inspect and replace ignition coils in affected vehicles.
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling approximately 466,205 2017-2019 Impreza and 2018-2019 Crosstrek vehicles because the engine control module (ECM) may continue to power the ignition coil after the engine is shut off, which could result in a short circuit and blown fuse. If a short circuit occurs while driving, the vehicle could stall, increasing the risk of a crash (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 19V743, Report receipt date: October 18, 2019).
Remedy. Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECM software and inspect and replace the ignition coil, as necessary, free of charge. In addition, on vehicles with confirmed ignition coil damage and a certain stored diagnostic trouble code (DTC), Subaru will replace the front exhaust pipe, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 13, 2019.
Contact information. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WUQ-02. In addition, owners may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Companies: Subaru of America, Inc.
MainStory: TopStory MotorVehiclesNews
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