2017-2019 Subaru Crosstrek, Impreza: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 205,000 model-year 2017-19 Subaru Impreza cars and model-year 2018 Crosstrek SUVs, each equipped with an aluminum positive crankcase ventilation valve

The Problem: The PCV valve may come apart, allowing the separated components to enter the engine, possibly resulting in a loss of power while driving and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the PCV valve. If the PCV valve has separated and the components cannot be found, the engine will be replaced. Both repairs will be done 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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