Subaru fuel pump recall hits popular Outback, Ascent SUVs

The Impreza and Legacy are also included and could house faulty fuel pumps.

Sean Szymkowski
It all started with Gran Turismo. From those early PlayStation days, Sean was drawn to anything with four wheels. Prior to joining the Roadshow team, he was a freelance contributor for Motor Authority, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. As for what's in the garage, Sean owns a 2016 Chevrolet SS, and yes, it has Holden badges.
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2019 Subaru Outback

No one wants a stalling engine.


Four models are included in a new recall for faulty fuel pumps that could cause the engine to stall. The Japanese automaker said in documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week that the 2019 Outback, Ascent, Impreza and Legacy are all included in the latest recall.

A total of 188,207 vehicles may house a failing low-pressure fuel pump, due to a manufacturing error. Cracks could develop and the pump could deform. If it checks out, the vehicle might stall and the driver might be unable to restart the car. Any time there's a sudden engine stall, there's an increased risk of a crash.

Those experiencing the issue may notice the engine running in a rough manner or a check engine light on.

The fix means owners are in for brand-new fuel pumps. Subaru said it will notify owners of the vehicles included in the recall and instruct them to take the car to a dealership's service center. There, a technician will install a new fuel pump with a higher density. The company expects notices to start mailing out on June 5.

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