Approximately 51,600 model-year 2019 Subaru Ascent and Crosstrek SUVs and Forester wagons are being recalled due to issues with the PCV valve. The aluminum positive crankcase ventilation valve can separate, allowing engine oil and components of the PCV valve into the combustion chamber, resulting in a loss of power while driving and increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will begin notifying owners on Jan. 24. 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 inspect and replace the PCV valve. If the PCV valve has separated and the components can’t be found, the short block engine will be replaced.

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.