SUBARU FORESTER 2019: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Make : SUBARU Model : FORESTER Year : 2019
Build Dates : 2018-12-27 - 2019-01-16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V065000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-02-07 Date Received by ODI: 2019-02-06 Date Added to Database: 2019-02-08
Manufacturers Involved: Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: WUC-88
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 10417
Summary:
      Subaru of America, Inc. "Subaru" is recalling certain 2019 Forester and Crosstrek vehicles. A connector inside the Electronic Power Steering "EPS" unit may short circuit resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.
Consequence:
      Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      None of the affected vehicles have been sold yet. Subaru has notified dealers and they will inspect the steering gearbox, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 7, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUC-88.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.