- subaru has recalled more than 188,000 vehicles from the 2019 model year to replace a faulty fuel pump that can lead to the engine stalling.
- subaru said that it is unaware of any crashes or injuries that have resulted from the faulty pump.
- depending on state and local restrictions, it may be possible to get the part fixed now as auto repair has been deemed an essential business in many areas.
subaru issued a recall for 188,207 of its 2019 vehicles, including the ascent, impreza, legacy, and outback, due to a fuel pump which could fail, leading to the engine stalling, according to a filing with the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa). when the problem occurs, there is an increased risk of crashing while the vehicle is in motion as the problem leaves the vehicle unable to restart.
subaru said that it is unaware of any crashes or injuries that have resulted from the issue and added that it seems like the issue appears with an engine not starting, rather than stalling when in motion. the automaker will start notifying owners on june 5 of the recall, and affected vehicles will have the fuel pumps replaced by dealers.
many auto-repair shops—and the repair side of dealerships—have remained open as essential services, so even as the pandemic keeps many businesses shut down, you can get this part replaced. subaru says the replacement parts are expected to arrive in late april. meanwhile, you can check nhtsa's recall site to see if your vehicle is included.