WASHINGTON -- Subaru of America will recall about 100,000 vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines over increased risk of a fire.
A faulty relay controlling the secondary air injection pump in the turbocharged vehicles could fail and cause the unit to overheat and melt, potentially leading to a fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website. Subaru has received at least two reports of fires related to the issue, according to a filing with NHTSA.
The recall covers 100,127 units of the Legacy midsize sedan and Outback crossover from model years 2007-2009, as well as the 2009-2013 Forester crossover and 2008-2014 Impreza compact. Only models with turbocharged engines are affected.
Dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay on the affected vehicles. Subaru hasn’t said when it will begin to notify owners.