Subaru Recall & Auto Power Loss Accident Lawsuits
Cincinnati, Ohio Auto Defect Attorney and product recall lawyer reviewing the Subaru recall due to vehicles losing power, and potentially causing accidents and injuries
Subaru has recalled certain Crosstrek, Forester, Ascent SUVs and Impreza models. The Subaru vehicles may suddenly lose power while driving, posing serious road safety risks.
The company has said a faulty part in the engine can allow oil to enter places it should not be, and can damage auto components. The damage to engine components can cause the vehicles to lose power and cause accidents.
Consumers with Subaru vehicles should look for signs of engine failure and an unusual amount of tailpipe exhaust, possibly a blue or gray color. Subaru dealers will inspect all recalled vehicles and replace faulty parts at no cost.
Road accidents that are caused by any car that loses power can be very serious, and victims should contact a collision attorney and product liability lawyer to investigate the root cause.
Joe Lyon is a Cincinnati, Ohio auto recall lawyer reviewing cases of car power loss and recalled Subaru vehicles. If you have been affected by a Subaru recall and have legal questions, call for a free consultation.
Subaru Recall & Auto Power Loss Accidents
A faulty positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve is the culprit in the latest recall. The defect can allow engine oil to enter the combustion chamber. Small parts of the PCV valve can also separate and enter the engine.
A PCV valve is an emissions device that keeps engine pollutants from being released into the air. The PCV valve also keeps the engine oil clean and prevents an excessive build up crankcase pressure.
Consumers and car owners can check to see whether their vehicle has an open recall at the NHTSA website. The NHTSA campaign number for the 2017-2018 Impreza and Crosstrek is 19V744. For all other vehicles, the recall number is 19V856. Consumers can also plug the car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) into the NHTSA website.
Over a quarter of million Subaru cars and SUVs have been recalled, including the following models:
- 2018 Subaru Crosstrek SUVs manufactured from May 9, 2017, through April 3, 2018
- 2017-2018 Subaru Impreza hatchbacks manufactured from Oct. 20, 2016, through March 2, 2019
- 2017-2018 Subaru Impreza sedans manufactured from Nov. 4, 2016, through March 5, 2019
- 2019 Subaru Forester SUVs manufactured from July 4, 2018, through March 21, 2019
- 2019 Subaru Ascent SUVs manufactured from Feb. 22, 2018, through Aug. 31, 2018
- Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid SUVs manufactured from Sept. 11, 2018, through Oct. 8, 2018
Subaru Airbag Recall
In October 2019, authorities opened an investigation into faulty airbag sensors for front passenger seats in certain Subaru Forester vehicles. The investigation ended in a large recall for all affected 2015-2018 Subaru Forester crossover SUVs.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 366,282 Foresters are involved in the airbag recall. Subaru has traced the airbag sensor defect back to the car models equipped with heated seats.
A faulty electrical connection within the seats can loosen over time and cause a decrease in contact pressure. When this happens, the occupant detection system may not function and may deactivate the passenger airbag. If the airbag doesn’t deploy during a collision, the potential for serious injury increases.
If a loved one has suffered an injury due to an auto defect or recalled vehicle, and you have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an Ohio auto recall lawyer, and he will help you answer critical questions.