Engine Issues Spur Two Subaru Impreza and Crosstrek Recalls
Subaru will begin recalling over 600,000 vehicles through two separate recalls on December 13 for engine-related issues.
The first recall covers approximately 466,000 model-year 2017 – 2019 Impreza models, and 2018 and 2019 Crosstrek models. The recall is for an Engine Control Module that could continue to power the ignition coil after the engine is shut off, which could result in a short circuit and blown fuse, causing a stall and increasing the risk of a crash.
Subaru states that dealers will update the owner’s vehicle software to fix the issue, and some vehicles may also need their ignition coils replaced entirely. Vehicles with confirmed ignition coil damage will also receive a new front exhaust pipe.
The second recall covers an additional 205,000 model-year 2017 – 2018 Impreza models and 2018 Crosstrek models. The recall is for aluminum Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valves that can come apart and enter the engine, causing a loss of power while driving. The sudden loss of power while driving increases the risk of a crash.
Dealers will inspect and replace the PCV valve, if necessary unless the separated bits can’t be found. If this is the case, Subaru states that the entire engine will be replaced. All of this is free of charge to owners.
Subaru will begin notifying owners on December 13. Owners can call the automaker at 844-373-6614, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.