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Subaru recall: 2018-19 Crosstrek recalled for Engine Control Module

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek (Image courtesy of Subaru of America)

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Subaru Impreza and 2018-2019 Crosstrek vehicles. For this Subaru recall, the Engine Control Module (ECM) may continue to power the ignition coil after the engine is shut off, causing a short circuit.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will update the ECM software, replace the ignition coils and, if necessary, the front exhaust pipe, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 28, 2021. Owners can contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WRE-21. Note: This recall includes all vehicles previously repaired under Recall 19V743.

The 2019 Crosstrek currently has seven total recalls for various items including, stalling, seatbelts and loss of power electric steering. The 2018 Crosstrek has five total recalls, some are similar to the 2019 model year, but the one unique recall is for the incorrect floor mat retention bracket. The most recent Crosstrek recall — also on 2018-2019 models — concerns the rear stabilizer bracket bolts.

Owners may also 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.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V264000
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 466,205

Editor’s note: This information was copied directly from the NHTSA website. If you have questions or concerns about this Subaru recall, please contact Subaru directly.

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