On Thursday, October 24th, Subaru of America announced that it is recalling more than 400,000 of its vehicles due to power issues in the vehicle’s engines.
CNN reported that Subaru told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that is issuing the two recalls for recent model Subaru Imprezas and Crosstreks and that it will involve approximately 466,205 vehicles.
Subaru said in its statement to the NHTSA that the first recall is for the 2017-2019 model year Imprezas and 2018 -2019 model year Crosstreks for an issue which may allow power to continue to be sent to the ignition even after the vehicle is turned off. The defect could cause the part to short circuit and blow a fuse. If the vehicle happens to be in use at the time that the defect triggers the issue, it could increase the risk of a crash.
The second recall was made due to a defect in Subaru’s 2018 model year Crosstrek vehicles, which have Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valves installed. Tests performed at Subaru of America’s facility on October 10th indicate that the valves can disintegrate, and parts can fall into the engine causing it to seize and lose power while the vehicle is in use. This defect would also pose an increased risk of vehicle owners getting into an accident.
Subaru said in a statement that both recalls are voluntary and that the company is issuing them “out of an abundance of caution. “