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Subaru Recalling 250,000 Cars That Could Lose Power While Driving

Recently, Subaru announced that it will be recalling a massive amount of vehicles. 250,000 cars have been deemed to need attention due to an issue that causes them to lose power while driving. In the most serious conditions, this loss of power could result in a crash.

Included in the recall are the Ascent, Crosstrek, Forester and Impreza models. All in all, Subaru estimates that just 1% of the models have the issue, says ABC 10 News San Diego. The issue comes about due to a faulty part that could allow oil and other debris to make its way to the combustion chamber. This should be followed with a production of smoke from the exhaust. With continued use, separated components from the PCV could enter the combustion chamber and cause the car to lose power.

ABC continues to tell us about the repair. “Subaru dealers will replace the PCV valve and its hardware with a new part at no cost for all of the potentially affected vehicles. The replaced PCV valve will then be inspected, and if it separates, the separator cover and oil pan will also be removed at no cost to search for missing parts.”

When it comes to the words that automakers pretty much never want to hear or say, I would think that “recall” would be up near the top of the list. There’s nothing that deflates a bottom line more than repairing cars that have already been sold. In turn, they end up getting absolutely no return on the money spent. In addition, these recalls could cause an impact to the brand. One never knows how the public is going to respond when learning about shortcomings in production.

In a game where competition is high, you have to be on your game. It can be a challenge when it comes to designing a product that people are going to want to buy repeatedly. One of the main components there is that it isn’t going to come back through your doors at the end of the day for you to start wrenching on again.


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