Subaru forced to recall more than 57,000 vehicles

RACQ has warned Subaru owners to check their car was not impacted by a nation-wide recall of more than 57,000 vehicles.
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Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said Subaru had lodged the recall through the Australian the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for 2017- 2019 Impreza models and 2018-2019 XV models.

“The recall’s due to fears about the improper programming of the engine control module, which may cause the ignition coil to overheat, creating a short circuit, which may blow the ignition coil fuse in the vehicle,” Ms Ritchie said.

“If the ignition coil fuse blows, the engine may stop while the vehicle is being driven and not restart.

“Obviously, there are major safety concerns around the increased risk of a crash, which could cause serious injury or, in the worst-case scenario, death to those in the vehicle or other road users.”

Ms Ritchie urged Subaru owners to check if they had been affected.

“Subaru will be contacting anyone it believes is affected by this recall and will ask owners to arrange an appointment for inspection and repair, free of charge,” she said.

“If you are concerned, you can contact your nearest Subaru dealership of the Subaru Customer Relations Team.”

More information was available on the ACCC website.

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