Subaru recalls thousands of vehicles that may stall unexpectedly

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Subaru has issued a recall on certain 2019 Crosstrek, Forester, and Ascent SUVs and Impreza vehicles due to a valve issue.

Posted: Jan 2, 2020 2:37 PM
Updated: Jan 2, 2020 3:59 PM

Subaru has issued a recall on certain 2019 Crosstrek, Forester, Ascent and Impreza vehicles due to a valve issue.

According to Consumer Reports, the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may separate and allow engine oil into the combustion chamber, or release fragments of the valve into the engine.

This can make vehicles stall unexpectedly, increasing the possibility of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the PCV valve, free of charge.

Vehicles recalled:

  • 2018 Subaru Crosstrek SUVs manufactured from May 9, 2017, through April 3, 2018 - 83,499
  • 2017-2018 Subaru Impreza hatchbacks manufactured from Oct. 20, 2016, through March 2, 2018 - 80,219
  • 2017-2018 Subaru Impreza sedans manufactured from Nov. 4, 2016, through March 5, 2019 - 41,282
  • 2019 Subaru Forester SUVs manufactured from July 4, 2018, through March 21, 2019 - 33,383
  • 2019 Subaru Ascent SUVs manufactured from Feb. 22, 2018, through Aug. 31, 2018 - 18,193
  • 37 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid SUVs manufactured from Sept. 11, 2018, through Oct. 8, 2018

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