Subaru WRX, Forester Recalled Over Cracking Turbo Ducts

Subaru WRX, Forester Recalled Over Cracking Turbo Ducts

Subaru is calling back about 18,000 vehicles in the U.S. over poorly made turbocharger intake ducts. 

Certain 2015-2016 WRX and Forester 2.0XT are susceptible to this issue, which is a cracking turbocharger air intake duct that can lead to loss of power, rough idle or a full engine stall.

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A vehicle defect was reported to Subaru by an Australian customer which sparked the investigation that led to this recall. Subaru says the supplier used the wrong material to make a certain lot of turbo ducts.

Subaru technicians will inspect the ducts and replace them if they carry an affected lot number.

A timeline for when the recall will take place hasn’t been announced.

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