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Subaru Gas Guage Recall - Got Gas ? Well Maybe No

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Subaru Gas Guage Recall - Got Gas ? Well Maybe No




NHTSA Recall ID Number : 18V772 Manufacturer : Subaru of America, Inc. Subject : Engine Valve Spring Failure may cause Engine Stall
MakeModelModel Years
SCIONFR-S2013
SUBARUBRZ2013
SUBARUIMPREZA2012-2014
SUBARUXV CROSSTREK2013
NHTSA Recall ID Number : 18V773 Manufacturer : Subaru of America, Inc. Subject : Incorrect Fuel Range Display May Cause Stall
MakeModelModel Years
SUBARULEGACY2018
SUBARUOUTBACK2018

What is a recall?

Subaru has issued a recall for 229,000 Subaru Legacy sedans and Subaru Outback crossovers. The vehicles carry build dates between Feb. 1, 2017 and Aug. 17, 2018. Subaru expects vehicles being recalled to have the gas gauge software defect.

The problem is caused by the software governing the fuel system. A programming error can cause the vehicle's computer to display a positive distance-to-empty range when, in fact, there is no usable fuel remaining in the tank.

If a driver believes the gas gauge level and continues to drive, the vehicle could run out of gas, causing the engine to stall.

Since the problem is caused by a software glitch, it can be fixed easily. Subaru technicians will apply the correct software to the vehicle, which will remedy the issue. The automaker says that owner notification will begin within 60 days, and if the required software fix isn't ready in that time frame, it will notify owners a second time when it's available.