Urgent recall for thousands of Subarus

·News Reporter
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More than 57,000 Subarus have been recalled due to an engine defect.

The consumer watchdog issued a recall for more than 57,000 Subaru Imprezas and XV’s on Wednesday over improper engine control module programming.

It means the ignition coil might overheat.

“If the ignition coil fuse blows, the engine may stop while driving and not restart,” the consumer watchdog said.

“This can increase the risk of an accident, causing serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.”

Subaru Impreza is displayed during the second press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show on March 6, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Thousands of Subaru Imprezas (similar to this model) have been recalled. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

Models affected include Imprezas made between 2017-2019 and XV’s made between 2018-2019, and they were sold nationally from November 2016 to November last year.

Owners of these models will be contacted by Subaru for a free repair.

The full list of vehicle identification numbers is available here.

Just last month, Toyota issued a recall for a number of its Hilux range utes over fire fears.

Toyota Australia issued a recall for 683 Hilux Rogue (GUN126) vehicles in the May 2020 to October 2020 range.

“On involved vehicles, there is a possibility that the power harness could be in close contact with a battery clamp post,” Toyota said in a statement.

“As a result, vibration during vehicle use could cause the insulation on the harness to wear, potentially causing a short circuit and in the worst case, vehicle fire.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) also released a list of vehicle identification numbers of cars which may be affected.

“Toyota Australia will notify all owners of involved vehicles by SMS, email and/or mail to their last known address and phone number,” Toyota said.

“Owners are asked to keep their contact details up to date with Toyota to ensure communications can be received.”

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