Subaru is recalling more than 165,000 vehicles due to fuel pump issues. Affected vehicles include model-year 2018 Forester wagons; model-year 2018-19 BRZ coupes and WRX sedans and hatchbacks; model-year 2018-20 Impreza and Legacy sedans and Outback wagons; model-year 2019-20 Ascent SUVs; and model-year 2018-19 Toyota 86 coupes. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail and cause an engine stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will begin notifying owners on Sept. 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 replace the low-pressure fuel pump.

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.