Recall 17V625000

Subwoofer Wiring Shorts Causing Fire Hazard

Recall Details

The wiring for the subwoofer may become shorted when contacting the subwoofer metal frame. Dealers will inspect the subwoofer wire and install a wire retainer clip, replacing damaged subwoofers free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The wiring for the factory equipped subwoofer may contact the subwoofer metal frame, resulting in an electrical short and a chance of fire.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Subaru must be performed by a Subaru dealership. Subaru will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2017. 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 is WTQ-76.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, October 06, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 06, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2015 WRX and WRX/STI vehicles, equipped with an optional factory-installed subwoofer in the trunk. Items in the trunk may cause the subwoofer wiring to contact the subwoofer metal frame, possibly resulting in an electrical short.
An electrical short may damage the subwoofer amplifier, and may result in the subwoofer overheating, increasing the risk of a fire.
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the subwoofer wire, install a wire retainer clip, and, as necessary, replace the subwoofer, free of charge. The recall began October 31, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTQ-76.
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
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