WUF-91 – Replacement Ignition Switch Recall – 2005-2014 Subaru

April 11, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V297000

Ignition Switch may Turn Off

The engine turning off unexpectedly can increase the risk of a crash. If a crash occurs under this condition, the air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V297

Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 511



Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, 2008-2011 Impreza vehicles, 2008-2014 WRX vehicles, 2005-2014 Legacy vehicles, 2005-2014 Outback vehicles and 2006-2008 Tribeca vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition switch installed as a replacement part. The ball spring inside the switch may break, reducing the strength of the ignition switch. If this occurs, the weight on the key ring and certain road conditions could cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine.


WUC-88 Power Steering Gear Box Inspect/Replacement – 2019 Subaru Forester & Crosstrek

February 6, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V065000

Loss of Electric Power Steering Assist

Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V065

Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 10,417



Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2019 Forester and Crosstrek vehicles. A connector inside the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) unit may short circuit resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.


Safety Recall: WUE-90 Brake Lamp Switch Replacement – 2008-2017 Subaru

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V149
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,303,530


Brake Lights May Not Illuminate

Brake lights that do not illuminate properly will not alert other drivers that the vehicle is slowing or stopping, increasing the risk of crash.



Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Forester, 2008-2016 Impreza sedans, 2012-2016 Impreza station wagons, 2008-2014 WRX sedans (including STI), and 2013-2017 Crosstrek vehicles. Exposure to certain contaminants may cause the brake light switch to malfunction, preventing the brake lights from illuminating and also preventing keyless ignition vehicles from starting and CVT/automatic transmissions from being able to be shifted out of Park.


WTZ-85 – Harman Kardon Head Unit FMVSS 111 Noncompliance Recall – 2018 Subaru Legacy, Outback, & BRZ

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V935
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 71,190


Camera Image may not Display/FMVSS 111

Failure to display the rearview image while backing up increases the risk of crash.



Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2018 Legacy, Outback, and BRZ vehicles. In the affected vehicles, a software issue may cause the audio display system to not initialize, resulting in the camera display remaining blank. If this occurs, the rearview image will not display while backing up the vehicle. As a result, the vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety (FMVSS) number 111, “Rearview Mirrors.”


TKC-19 – Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode – 2010-2014 Subaru

January 9, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V009000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode


An explosion of an inflator within the passenger frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the front seat passenger, driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V009

Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 452,630



Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2010-2014 Tribeca, WRX, Legacy and Outback vehicles, 2010-2011 Impreza vehicles and 2010-2013 Forester vehicles sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.