Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2019-2022 Ascent vehicles. For this Subaru recall, the ground bolt that secures the ground terminal of the Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heater may have been improperly fastened, which could result in melting of the ground terminal and surrounding components.
A melting ground terminal increases the risk of a fire.
Owners are advised to park their vehicle away from structures and to avoid leaving the vehicle unattended while the engine is running. An owner who notices or smells smoke coming from the dash or driver’s footwell area should immediately stop operating the vehicle and turn the ignition switch to the “Off” position. Dealers will replace the PTC heater ground bolts and if necessary, replace the ground wire and the connector holder, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 6, 2023. Owners may contact Subaru’s customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WRL-22.
At the time of posting this article, the 2022 Subaru Ascent only has this one recall. If you own a 2019-20122 Subaru Ascent, be sure to consult the NHTSA recalls portion of the website and type in the specific VIN of your car, truck or SUV to see if this current recall applies to your vehicle.
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.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V907000
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 271,694
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 of America directly.