Approximately 466,200 model-year 2017-19 Subaru Impreza cars and model-year 2018-19 Crosstrek SUVs are being recalled due to issues with the ignition coil. The engine control module may continue to power the ignition coil after the engine is shut off, which could result in a short circuit and blown fuse, causing a stall and increasing the risk of a crash.
Subaru will begin notifying owners on Dec 13. Owners can call the automaker at 844-373-6614 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will update the ECM software. They will also inspect and replace the ignition coil, if necessary. If a vehicle has confirmed ignition coil damage and displays a certain stored diagnostic trouble code, Subaru will replace the front exhaust pipe.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.