Subaru Canada issues recall

By CRM Staff 

Toronto, Ontario — November 8, 2018 —Subaru Canada has issued two recalls for a total of 33,324 vehicles.

The first recall, which affects 14,160 Subaru Legacy sedans and Outback utility cars from 2018, concerns vehicles with faulty fuel warning lights. The lights in these vehicles may not turn on at the correct time to alert drivers when their automobile is in need of fuel. In some cases the drive-range indicator might actually display a remaining distance-to-empty number, when in reality the vehicle could be on empty. Despite the empty engine light eventually coming on, in many cases it can be too late causing the vehicle engine to stall.

The company is urging owners of these vehicles to keep their fuel tanks topped up until the problem is fixed. Dealers will be responsible for reprogramming the combination metre software in order to resolve the issue.

The second recall is for 19,164 vehicles, including BRZ coupes from 2013, Impreza sedans from 2012 to 2014 and XV Crosstrek crossovers from 2013.

Valve springs within these vehicles pose a potential threat in that they could fracture, resulting in engine failure or a stall with an inability to restart.

Subaru has stated that dealers will be replacing the valve springs.

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