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Stall Risk Prompts Subaru Recall

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Owners of Subaru vehicles are being warned of possible engine stalling caused by a faulty fuel pump in some of its models.

According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, four models from the Subaru lineup are affected by the recall. These include the Impreza sedans and hatchbacks, Outback wagons, Legacy sedans, and Ascent SUVs.

The recall comprises a total of 188,207 vehicles that may have been erroneously equipped with a failing low-pressure fuel pump. These fuel pumps could develop cracks and cause the pump to deform and ultimately fail. This may prevent the engine from starting or cause inadvertent stalling, increasing the risk of a crash.

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The defective fuel pump may prevent the engine from starting or cause inadvertent stalling.

When this happens, drivers may notice the check engine light is illuminated or the engine runs rough while driving—manifested by shaking or making unusually loud noises.

Subaru, however, clarified it is unaware of any crashes or injuries that may have been caused by the issue.

Owners of the affected vehicles are advised to go to a local dealership where, if necessary, they can get a fuel pump replacement with a redesigned one, free of charge.

The automaker is set to begin the recall work on June 5.

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