2017-2019 Subaru Crosstrek, Impreza: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 466,200 model-year 2017-19 Subaru Impreza cars and model-year 2018-19 Crosstrek SUVs

The Problem: The engine control module may continue to power the ignition coil after the engine is shut off, which could result in a short circuit and blown fuse, causing a stall and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the ECM software and, as necessary, inspect and replace the ignition coil. Additionally, on vehicles with confirmed ignition coil damage and a certain stored diagnostic trouble code, Subaru will replace the front exhaust pipe. Both remedies will be performed for free.

What Owners Should Do: Subaru will begin notifying owners Dec. 13. Owners can call the automaker at 844-373-6614, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Subaru Crosstrek; Subaru Impreza

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