Subaru Recalls

Subaru Recall Check

If you are driving a Subaru, run a recall check to make sure your vehicle is not affected by a Subaru recall. Subaru is known for safe vehicles but in the event of a recall, they are dedicated to getting your car back on the road safely. It is important to be aware of any safety recalls on your vehicle that should be fixed immediately to prevent injury to yourself or others. Run a Subaru recall check to know if your vehicle is included in a recall that needs immediate attention. offers a free recall check on any Subaru vehicle, simply enter your Subaru VIN below.

How do I check if my Subaru has a recall?

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A Subaru Recall check by covers:

Recalls and defects
Car report summary
Market value
Vehicle specifications
Equipment details
Fuel efficiency
Safety rating
Inspection checklist
Auto insurance
NMVTIS report

What does a Subaru recall announcement include?

If there are recalls for your Subaru, check the following:

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: identification number assigned to a recall
  • Summary: details of the recall such as the vehicles covered, where the vehicles were sold or registered, the issue or part that may pose a safety risk or fail to meet minimum safety standards,
  • Consequences: how the recall may compromise the operation and safety of the vehicle
  • Remedy: how the problem can be fixed (repair, replacement or refund) and how to contact Subaru for assistance

How should I contact Subaru about an open recall?

For more information regarding recalls:

  • Subaru Recall Hotline: 1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783)

You may also check recall information for safety and defects at the official Subaru Owners website.

  • NHTSA: National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236)

How do I fix a Subaru recall?

Subaru will notify vehicle owners affected by a safety recall. You may also lookup your vehicle identification number and check Subaru recalls VIN check tool to see if your vehicle is involved in a recall. If your vehicle is included in an open recall, contact your Subaru dealer to schedule a repair service, free of charge.

What are the latest Subaru recalls?

Millions of vehicles are being recalled due to safety issues. If you own a Subaru, here are the latest Subaru vehicles that have been recalled:

IssueAffected VehiclesImpactSolution/Repair
Back-up camera glitch on models equipped with high-grade or mid-grade multimedia navigation2020 Legacy

2020 Outback

The car’s rearview camera may shut off while in reverse causing the Cockpit Control Module (CCM) to reboot every three minutes. If a reboot occurs while the vehicle is reversing, the rearview display may go blank for approximately six seconds.Subaru will notify the owners by mail and dealers will reprogram the software on the vehicles affected by the recall. If necessary, the dealer will replace the CCM, free of charge.
Faulty fuel pumps2019 Ascent

2019 Impreza

2019 Legacy

2019 Outback

Low-pressure fuel pumps can fail and cause engines to stall.The vehicle may not be able to restart. When the engine stalls while in motion, this might lead to a crash.Subaru will replace the faulty fuel pump with a new one free of charge.
Defective Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve2018-2019 Crosstrek
2019 Forester
2019 Ascent
2017–2019 Impreza
Parts of the valve are at risk of separating and may enter the engine. They can cause the engine to suddenly lose power while driving, which could cause a crash.Owners will be asked to bring their cars to a dealership for inspection. If the PCV valve is damaged, the PCV valve will be replaced free of charge.
Faulty airbag sensors2015-2018 ForesterAirbags may stay deactivated on models equipped with heated seats. The electrical connection for the occupant detection system (ODS) could become loose causing the sensors to not function properly. The system cannot determine if the front seat is occupied or not.Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the ODS sensor mat harness, free of charge.

Is my Subaru affected by the Takata Airbag Recall?

Subaru joins millions of vehicles with Takata airbag inflators recalled worldwide. The defective airbags may explode when deployed during a crash. According to NHTSA, the explosion may cause metal fragments to pass through the air bag and into the vehicle interior at high speed, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants.

The recalls apply to a number of Subaru vehicles from the 2003 through 2014 model years that have Takata airbags in the front passenger seat. Owners should immediately contact an authorized Subaru dealer for the airbag to be replaced. These are the Subaru models that are affected by the Takata airbag inflator recall. See if your model is on the list.

Model Model Years Covered
WRX STI2012-2014

Can I search recalls for a Subaru using a license plate number?

You may search for open recalls using a Subaru license plate number free of charge at’s license plate lookup page.

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Why should I run a Subaru Recall Check?

Drive your vehicle safely on the road. Be sure to find out if your Subaru has been recalled but has not been repaired as required.

  1. Check for Subaru safety defects. Subaru safety recalls have been issued in the past several years due to serious defects that pose a risk to the motorists. 
  2. Check for Subaru compliance to federal safety standards. To reduce vehicular accidents, you are responsible for checking that your Subaru has met the required vehicle safety standards.
  3. Avoid buying a lemon car. More cars have been recalled but not repaired. By running a Subaru recall check, you may be able to tell if your vehicle is currently involved in any type of open recall. 
  4. Check the status of a recall and correct the safety defects . If there is a recall on your Subaru vehicle, it is recommended to address safety issues as they happen to avoid putting yourself and your passengers in danger.

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