Two new Subaru recalls, one for engine stall and another rear suspension, add up to over 870,000 autos called back into dealerships. Crosstrek, Impreza, and Forester are affected.

Subaru Crosstrek, Impreza, and Forester included in recent recalls
Subaru Crosstrek, Impreza, and Forester included in recent recalls.

Engine Recall

Safety Recall Report 21V-264 reports recalls on 2017-2019 Subaru Impreza and 2018-2019 Subaru Crosstrek.

The Defect

The Engine Control Module (ECM) was programmed improperly and can power the ignition coil after the car is shut off. That can cause a short circuit. A short circuit while driving may cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Remedy

Dealers will reprogram the ECM and, if necessary, all ignition coils will be replaced. This recall is anticipated to begin May 28, 2021. Subaru will notify owners.

Rear Suspension Recall

Safety Recall Report 21V-263 reports recalls on 2019 Subaru Forester, 2018-2019 Crosstrek for rear stabilizer bar bolts.

The Defect

Some rear stabilizer bar bolts can loosen over time and detach, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Remedy

Dealers will inspect the condition of the bolts and retorque to specification, if necessary. If a bolt is missing, the dealer will install a new bolt at no cost to the customer. This recall is anticipated to begin in May 2021.

Enter your 17-digit VIN on the NHTSA’s website to determine whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

Every day, we at Terrell Hogan, represent victims of personal injury and wrongful death as they seek justice, and lawsuits we have pursued have prompted safety changes.  However, that came after the incidents, accidents and injuries happened. We believe it is important to try to help prevent injuries and wrongful deaths. One way is to publish information about recalls of defective and dangerous products.