A 2019 Subaru Ascent is one of the vehicles included in the latest Subaru recall.

If you own a 2019 Subaru, your vehicle may need an important repair. More than 188,000 Impreza sedans and hatchbacks, Outback wagons, Legacy sedans, and Ascent SUVs may have a faulty fuel pump that could cause the engine to stall. The risk of a crash is increased if this happens while the vehicle is in motion.

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Before a stall occurs, drivers may notice that the engine runs rough—shaking or making unusually loud noises—or see the check engine light illuminated on the dashboard. In some cases, the vehicle may not start. Subaru says it is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue.

The company expects the recall work to begin June 5, 2020. If your car is included, be sure to read CR’s guide on what to do if your car needs a recall repaired during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Details

Vehicles Recalled
• 2019 Subaru Impreza hatchbacks and sedans manufactured from June 18, 2018, through Feb. 25, 2019
• 2019 Subaru Outback wagons and Legacy sedans manufactured from June 29, 2018, through Feb. 19, 2019
• 2019 Subaru Ascent SUVs manufactured from June 26, 2018, through Feb. 18, 2019

The problem: A faulty fuel pump could develop cracks and fail, which may prevent the vehicle’s engine from starting or cause it to stall while it's running.

The fix: Subaru dealers will replace the faulty fuel pump with a redesigned one, free of charge, beginning June 5, 2020.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 844-373-6614.

NHTSA campaign number: 20V218. Subaru's number for this recall is WRD-20.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and this recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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A 2019 Subaru Impreza Hatchback—one of the vehicles that may need a recall repair performed.