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Recall 17V216000

Engine Stalls From Low Fuel Pressure

Recall Details

Winter blend fuels may vaporize prematurely in the fuel lines, possibly causing the engine to stall. Dealers will reprogram the engine control unit to turn on the radiator cooling fan at a lower temperature free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The engine may stall due to winter fuel blends vaporizing prematurely in the fuel lines. This would increase risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Subaru must be performed by a Subaru dealership. Subaru will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Subaru dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Subaru recall number for this program is WTP-75.

Affected Cars

Exhaust & Emissions, March 29, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 29, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
33,131
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V216000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017 Impreza vehicles. Winter fuels may vaporize prematurely in the fuel line, resulting in a reduction in fuel pressure, possibly causing the engine to stall.
Consequence
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the engine control unit to turn the radiator cooling fan on at a lower temperature, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2738. Subaru's number for this recall is WTP-75.
Notify
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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