Subaru Recalls 100,000 Cars for Smog Pumps which Could Melt along with Catch Fire
Subaru will be recalling 100,127 cars inside the United States for secondary air injection pumps which can catch fire, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Only turbocharged versions of the 2007–2009 Legacy along with Outback, 2009–2013 Forester, along with 2008–2014 Impreza are affected. To be specific, the trims include the Legacy 2.5GT, Outback 2.5XT, Forester 2.5XT, along with the Impreza 2.5GT, WRX, along with WRX STI.
Also known as the smog pump, the secondary air injection pump sends air into the exhaust stream directly after the manifold to burn up unwanted hydrocarbons. A faulty relay which controls the air pump may let the pump run continuously, at which point the pump could overheat, melt, along with catch fire. In fact, which exact scenario has occurred at least twice between 2013 along with 2015, according to Subaru. Before which, Subaru said the idea had only found fault codes which led to a check engine light, along with the company corrected the pump relay problem in production by September 2013. According to Subaru, at which time the company did not investigate a potential for fires. No accidents or injuries have been reported.
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Dealers will replace the pump relay at a later date. If your affected Subaru’s check engine light comes on—the only warning of a problem, various other than actual smoke—bring the idea to a dealer sooner than later. Earlier This kind of month, Subaru recalled more than 592,000 cars for windshield-wiper motors which could melt along with catch fire.