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Subaru Crosstrek Recalls

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11/14/17 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2018 crosstrek vehicles. these vehicles may be equipped with an incorrect floor mat retention bracket, allowing the floor mat to move out of position and interfere with the accelerator or brake pedal operation.

If the floor mat moves out of position and interferes with the accelerator or brake pedal operation, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the floor mat retention bracket and replace it if necessary, free of charge. the recall began november 14, 2017. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wtr-77.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/20/15 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 legacy vehicles manufactured march 10, 2014, to april 16, 2015, outback vehicles manufactured february 24, 2014, to april 16, 2015, impreza vehicles manufactured september 9, 2014, to april 14, 2015, xv crosstrek vehicles manufactured october 16, 2014, to april 15, 2015, and 2016 wrx vehicles manufactured march 23, 2015, and equipped with the eyesight driver assist system. if the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function.

If the automatic pre-collision braking system does not function as intended, the vehicle will not react to an obstacle in its path, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the driver assist system, free of charge. the recall began on july 20, 2015. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wqs-54.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2018 crosstrek vehicles. these vehicles may be equipped with an incorrect floor mat retention bracket, allowing the floor mat to move out of position and interfere with the accelerator or brake pedal operation.

If the floor mat moves out of position and interferes with the accelerator or brake pedal operation, it can increase the risk of a crash.

Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the floor mat retention bracket and replace it if necessary, free of charge. the recall began november 14, 2017. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wtr-77.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/20/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 legacy vehicles manufactured march 10, 2014, to april 16, 2015, outback vehicles manufactured february 24, 2014, to april 16, 2015, impreza vehicles manufactured september 9, 2014, to april 14, 2015, xv crosstrek vehicles manufactured october 16, 2014, to april 15, 2015, and 2016 wrx vehicles manufactured march 23, 2015, and equipped with the eyesight driver assist system. if the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function.

If the automatic pre-collision braking system does not function as intended, the vehicle will not react to an obstacle in its path, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the driver assist system, free of charge. the recall began on july 20, 2015. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wqs-54.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/22/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 legacy and outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 impreza vehicles equipped with a cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory, and certain model year 2013 xv crosstrek vehicles equipped with a cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory. additionally included are certain model year 2013 legacy and outback vehicles that may have received replacement res fobs. if the res fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.

The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. the engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. if the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the res key fobs, free of charge. the recall began on april 22, 2013. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

Original equipment keyless entry fobs integrated on the vehicle key are not affected.subaru's recall campaign number is wqf-42.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/22/13 Other Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 legacy and outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 impreza vehicles equipped with a cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory, and certain model year 2013 xv crosstrek vehicles equipped with a cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory. additionally included are certain model year 2013 legacy and outback vehicles that may have received replacement res fobs. if the res fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.

The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. the engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. if the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the res key fobs, free of charge. the recall began on april 22, 2013. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

Original equipment keyless entry fobs integrated on the vehicle key are not affected.subaru's recall campaign number is wqf-42.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Subaru Crosstrek Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.