Subaru has issued a recall for over 200,000 vehicles including certain 2019-2020 Ascent and 2020 Outback and Legacy vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website notice, the vehicles may experience an issue with the transmission. “A programming error in the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) may allow the clutch to engage before the drive chain is completely clamped,” the NHTSA site states. This could result in the chain slipping and breaking, leading to a loss of power and a risk of a crash.
Owners of the affected models will be notified via regular mail In February of 2022. Once owners have been notified they can take their vehicle into their local Subaru dealer for the repair, as is typical of most recalls.
According to Subaru, no definitive injuries or crashes have been reported as a result of this latest recall. Specific vehicles are below.
A total of 198,255 sedans and SUVs are affected:
• 2019 and 2020 Subaru Ascent, 160,941
• 2020 Subaru Legacy, 2,057
• 2020 Subaru Ascent, 35,257
Visit the NTSA Website to find out more information about your Subaru and recalls for your model.
Contact our Georgia Lemon Law Attorneys for a free case review if your 2017 – 2021 Subaru has been in the shop multiple times for this or any other defect.