Subaru recall – kind of a big deal

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Introduction to the Subaru Ascent recall

We know that this isn’t our usual post but we thought that this was a pretty big deal.. and a bit interesting at the same time, as it isn’t often you hear of a recall like this. Being recalled because of a possible fire issue… is not what you want to hear about your new SUV right? So let’s get to it…

Subaru Ascent SUVs have been recalled in Canada due to a fire risk. The vehicles that are being recalled were manufactured between 2019 and 2022. Affected Subaru owners have been notified and advised not to drive their vehicles until the repair is completed. This isn’t a simple check engine light alert, this is something like your car could catch on fire…. no beuno right?

The recall affects more than 14,000 vehicles in Canada which were sold under the 2019-2020 Subaru Ascent model name.

Subaru dealerships across Canada will be responsible for replacing the affected part free of charge. In addition, if any damage has occurred as a result of this issue, customers will also be fully compensated by Subaru Canadian Incorporated for any costs incurred while repairing their vehicle.

Cause of recall: Fire risk

Subaru Ascent SUVs have been recalled in Canada due to a fire risk. The recall affects approximately 14,000 vehicles across the country and results from what Subaru says:

“For all the potentially affected vehicles, Subaru retailers will replace the PCT Heater Ground Bolts and replace the ground wire and connector holder if necessary,”

Subaru recall notice

The automaker identified this potential hazard during internal testing, leading them to initiate a series of proactive measures to address the issue. All affected vehicles will be inspected by Subaru technicians and repairs will be carried out if needed. Furthermore, customers can also contact their local dealer for information regarding replacement parts or other available solutions.

Affected models: 2019-2020 Subaru Ascent

Subaru has announced a recall of certain 2019-2020 Subaru Ascent SUVs due to an increased risk of fire. The Japanese automaker has identified a potential problem with the vehicles’ fuel tanks that could result in a fuel leak, increasing the chances for an engine fire.

The affected models include all 2019-2020 Subaru Ascents manufactured between April 18, 2018 and March 25, 2020. Owners will receive notification from their local dealership to arrange for a free inspection and repair if needed. In some cases, technicians may replace the fuel tank or install additional parts to correct any potential issues.

Here is a full video that goes over everything else you will need to know:

Subaru Recall

Action plan: Repair and replace

Subaru has announced a recall of its Ascent SUVs in Canada due to an increased fire risk.

The recall involves more than 14,000 vehicles from the years that we listed above. The carmaker is asking owners of these vehicles to bring them into dealerships for an inspection and repairs at no cost. If necessary, they will replace the faulty part free of charge.

In the meantime, they also ask that if you haven’t had your vehicle checked out, you not leave it running without someone near it. Also, don’t let it run by other things like your garage or structures that could catch on fire.

Not good Subaru

While it isn’t the end of the world to have recalled it seems like this generation is just having some issues that we wouldn’t expect from such a well-known company. This recall adds to the list of the 271,000 vehicles that were recalled for the 2019 to 2022 Ascent models due to the same issue but outside of Canada.

So pretty much, if you have this Ascent don’t leave it running by anything that can catch on fire… which is a lot of things. Go to your dealer and get them to check it out. Thankfully, it sounds like no ones cars caught on fire so Subaru got out in front of this before something bad happened.