Approximately 76,800 model-year 2019 Subaru Ascent SUVs are being recalled because the transmission hydraulic sensor may inaccurately measure the hydraulic fluid pressure. If the fluid pressure is measured higher than its actual value, the hydraulic pressure will be reduced, resulting in a loss of drive power and an increased 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 reprogram the transmission control unit. The hydraulic sensor harness will be replaced on SUVs with certain stored diagnostic trouble codes. Also, the transmission assembly will be replaced on any Ascent confirmed to have experienced low drive-chain tension.

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.