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Subaru Forester (2017 – 2020)

Published on 28. 02. 2020
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Problem description:

Due to improper Engine Control Module (ECM) programming, the ignition coil may be energized longer than designed after the engine is switched off. If the ignition coil remains energized for a long time, its internal temperature may increase which could cause a short circuit, increasing the risk of electric shock and fire.

The Subaru Forester models affected by this recall were manufactured between 2017 – 2020.

Subaru recall code: SRT284

Source: Rapex Alert 9/2020 A12/00327/20

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Type of alert Serious
Make Subaru
Model Forester
Production period 2017 - 2020
Risk Injury
Type/number of model Forester
Country of origin Japan
Alert submitted by Belgium
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20200228

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Subaru dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

Check the vehicle's history

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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