Subaru has informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a new safety campaign conducted on certain 2017 Impreza vehicles.
Built from October 18, 2016, to March 17, 2017, and from September 23, 2016, to March 21, 2017, these cars could suffer from engine stalling, due to winter fuels that may vaporize prematurely in the fuel line.
“When North American winter fuel, which will vaporize at a lower temperature, is used, the fuel may begin to vaporize in the fuel line, under higher ambient temperature, low speed, or stopped driving conditions”, the NHTSA notes in its description of the defect.
Subaru is aware of one incident related to this condition, which led to the recall, and will inform owners of the 33,131 examples in the United States, and 4,216 units in Canada, advising them to schedule an appointment with an authorized dealer…Read More
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 33,000 model-year 2017 Subaru Impreza cars
The Problem: Winter fuels may vaporize prematurely in the fuel line, resulting in a reduction in fuel pressure that could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will reprogram the engine control unit to turn the radiator cooling fan on at a lower temperature for free…Read More
Sure, you may not need a backup camera, but if it’s not working when it’s supposed to, it’s still a pain.
Subaru issued a recall for 26,564 examples of the 2017 Impreza in both sedan and hatchback guise. The vehicles in question have production dates between Sept. 12, 2016 and Feb. 23, 2017.
The issue isn’t actually related to any mechanical part of the vehicle — instead, it comes from Harman’s infotainment unit, which underpins Subaru’s Starlink system. The backup camera display might not show up properly.
It could be a black screen due to a memory error during the initial boot-up, or the screen might freeze if too much is happening at the same time. Either way, when putting the car in reverse, the camera might not show up on the screen when it’s supposed to, which can technically increase the risk of an injury or collision…Read More