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Recall Alert For 2019 Subaru Models With Faulty Fuel Pumps

Subaru has issued a recall for the 2019 Outback, Impreza, Ascent, and Legacy for fuel pump issues. Check to see if your Subaru SUV or sedan has been recalled or not, because it may need to go back to the dealership. 

Subaru Recall For Faulty Fuel Pumps 

Subaru issued a recall for over 188 thousand 2019 models, including the Outback wagon, Impreza sedan and hatchback, Legacy sedan, and Ascent SUV due to having improperly manufactured fuel pumps. 

2020 Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback | Subaru

The fuel pumps were manufactured with an impeller at a lower density. Therefore they have the higher potential to develop cracks and fail. This could cause the engine to stall in traffic, increasing the risk of accidents. 

Before the engine stalls, you may notice that the engine is louder than usual, or it may vibrate or shake. Also, the check engine light may become illuminated in the dash, or your Subaru may not start. 

Currently, Subaru is unaware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

Is Your Subaru Affected? 

Subaru will begin reaching out to owners if your vehicle has been recalled on June 5th. But you don’t have to wait that long. You can call Subaru at 844-373-6614 to ask about your 17 digit vehicle identification number (VIN). 

Also, you can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to ask about your VIN or enter it online here to learn more. 

2020 Subaru Legacy Sport
2020 Subaru Legacy Sport | Subaru

Subaru Models Affected:

  • 2019 Subaru Outback wagons manufactured between June 29th, 2018 – February 19th, 2019. 
  • 2019 Subaru Legacy Sedans manufactured between June 29th, 2018 – February 19th, 2019. 
  • 2019 Subaru Ascent SUVs manufactured between June 26th, 2018 – February 18th, 2019. 
  • 2019 Subaru Impreza hatchbacks and Sedans built between June 18th, 2018 – February 25th, 2018.
Subaru Impreza is displayed during the second press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show
The Subaru Impreza | Robert Hradil/Getty Images

How To Have Your Subaru Fixed 

If your Subaru is being recalled, all you have to do is take it back to a local dealer to have the fuel pump replaced for free. You will receive a new fuel pump with a better design to avoid this issue from occurring in the future. 

You do not have to return to the dealership where you purchased your Subaru. Any local dealership will replace the fuel pump. However, be sure to find a local dealership online and schedule a service appointment first. 

Also, Subaru will not begin replacing fuel pumps until June 5th, so you may have a while to wait before your appointment. 

2020 Subaru Ascent
2020 Subaru Ascent | Subraru

Will Coronavirus Impact My Repair?

While fewer drivers are on the road during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, repairs and vehicle services are still considered to be essential. 

You may not need to have your Subaru repaired until the economy reopens, but you also do not have to wait. 

Call your dealership to see if they are open to schedule a repair. Do not drive over there without contacting them first. 

2020 Subaru Outback
2020 Subaru Outback | Subaru

They will give you instructions for social distancing and disinfecting your vehicle to prepare for your appointment. 

In most cases, dealerships have trained professionals and the correct auto parts necessary on hand to make repairs during a recall.