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2019 SUBARU CROSSTREK RECALL (STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM)

Make: Subaru
Model Year: 2019
Model: CROSSTREK
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V065000
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 10,417
Owner Notified Date: 02/07/2019
Report Received Date: 02/06/2019
Record Creation Date: 02/08/2019

2019 Subaru CROSSTREK DEFECT SUMMARY

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.

2019 Subaru CROSSTREK DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

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

2019 Subaru CROSSTREK RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

None of the affected vehicles have been sold yet. Subaru has notified dealers and they will inspect the steering gearbox, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 7, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUC-88.
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.

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