The Problem: The turbocharger intake duct can crack, which could cause the engine to run rough or stall. According to Subaru, this problem happens because a supplier used an incorrect material for a specific production lot of parts.
Accidents/Injuries: None reported.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the turbocharger air intake duct. If the part is from the affected lot, then owners get a replacement.
If you own one: Subaru hasn't yet told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration when this recall would begin.
Report Receipt Date: MAR 21, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V162000
Component(s): ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 18,200
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
SUBARU FORESTER 2015-2016
SUBARU WRX 2015-2016
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 WRX vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 21, 2015, and Forester 2.0XT vehicles manufactured April 10, 2015, to October 20, 2015. The turbocharger air intake duct may crack and possibly result in an engine stall.
An engine stall increases the risk of a crash.
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the turbocharger air intake duct, and replace it as necessary, free of charge, depending on the lot number found on the duct. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTA-62.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.