2015-'16 Subaru WRX, Forester 2.0XT Recalled for Stalling Risk | Edmunds

2015-'16 Subaru WRX, Forester 2.0XT Recalled for Stalling Risk


WASHINGTON Subaru of America is recalling 18,200 2015-'16 Subaru WRX sedans and 2015-'16 Subaru Forester 2.0XT SUVs for a stalling risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The turbocharger air intake duct may crack and possibly result in an engine stall," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "An engine stall increases the risk of a crash."

A stop-sale order on the vehicles was issued on March 17.

There are no injuries, crashes or fatalities linked to the recall, Subaru spokesman Michael McHale told Edmunds on Tuesday.

The affected WRX sedans were built from April 10, 2015 to October 21, 2015. The affected Forester 2.0XT SUVs were built from April 10, 2015 to October 20, 2015.

Subaru told federal safety regulators that during the manufacturing process at the supplier, the wrong material was mistakenly used for a portion of the duct.

Should the duct crack, the engine may develop a rough idle, reduced power and the "Check Engine" light may illuminate, Subaru said in a document filed with NHTSA.

Subaru dealers will inspect the turbocharger air intake duct and replace it, as necessary. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783.

Edmunds says: Subaru is in the process of obtaining current registration data on the affected vehicles and will notify all affected owners by first-class mail within the next 60 days. If you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.

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