Camden, NJ – May 26, 2021 – Subaru (OTCMKTS:FUJHY) is recalling 408,271 vehicles with a suspension defect that may make it harder to control the car, which increases the risk of a crash. The recall includes the following SUVs:
- 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
- 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
- 2019 Subaru Forester
The component in question is the “Flange Bolt,” part number 01010820.
The part of the suspension that connects the rear wheels of the car with each other is called the rear stabilizer. Its job is to prevent the car from rolling over if the driver makes a sudden turn or comes upon an unexpected bump.
In the recalled cars, due to “variations in dimensions,” the bolts on the rear stabilizer bracket may become loose and come off. It is not clear if the variations exist in the bolts or the bracket itself.
If the bolts are not attached, the stabilizer cannot work properly to keep the car upright when turning the corner or engaging into a sudden maneuver. This may lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle and getting into an accident.
The driver may be alerted to this issue when she or he hears an unusual rattling sound from the rear of the vehicle while it is in motion.
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Dealers will check the bolts and tighten them, if necessary, free of charge. Owners will be notified between May 14 and June 11.
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