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Which Subaru models are being recalled in 2019?

3 recalls for 8 Subaru models in 2019


In 2019, Subaru announced 3 recalls involving 8 models through the EU Rapex system. Forester, Impreza, Legacy a XV models had two recalls each.


We’ve sorted all 2019 recalls according to the model into a table below.

In 2019, Subaru announced perhaps the largest recall in its history. The failure of the brake light switch can affect nearly 2.3 million cars (Impreza, Forester, WRX STI, XV) produced between 2007-2017.



The second Japanese manufacturer large recall concerns 336,112 2.0L petrol engines (FA20 and FB20), where the valve spring may not be strong enough and it could fracture under stress. These engines can be found under the bonnet of the BRZ, Impreza, XV, Forester, and Legacy models from 2012 – 2013.

The third action was announced by Subaru due to the possible rupture of airbag inflators.

We’ve written about some problems in more detail in separate articles.


Even if you don’t see your car in the table below, it doesn’t mean it was not the subject of a recall sometime in the past. The best way to verify whether a particular car is affected by some recall is to contact a Subaru Authorized Service and ask for the VIN code to be checked not only for recalls but also for various Service bulletins.

It will only cost you your time because such information is provided for free. Free of charge are usually also all the repairs that are related to the recall. It doesn’t matter whether you are the first, second or even third owner. It doesn’t even matter whether you have been to Subaru authorized service regularly, occasionally or never before.

Subaru Authorized Dealers Contacts


Get an instant safety recall check

If you wish to get fully comprehensive VIN lookup, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.


What is a VIN code?
The VIN code is a unique identification number that is embossed on the body of the car and shown on the ID card. In some cars, it can also be found in the frame under the windscreen. It is made up of a unique combination of 17 letters and numbers.


Subaru recalls in 2019 by model

Subaru Baja

MonthIssueProductionSource
VII.The gas generator on the passenger side airbags may be defective.2003 – 2006link
All Baja´s Recalls

Subaru BRZ

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.The engine’s valve spring may not be strong enough.2013link
All BRZ´s Recalls

Subaru Forester

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.The engine’s valve spring may not be strong enough.2012 – 2014link
V.The brake light switch may be defective.2007 – 2017link
All Forester´s Recalls

Subaru Impreza

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.The engine’s valve spring may not be strong enough.2012 – 2013link
V.The brake light switch may be defective.2007 – 2017link
All Impreza´s Recalls

Subaru Legacy

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.The engine’s valve spring may not be strong enough.2013 – 2014link
VII.The gas generator on the passenger side airbags may be defective.2009 – 2014link
All Legacy´s Recalls

Subaru Outback

MonthIssueProductionSource
VII.The gas generator on the passenger side airbags may be defective.2009 – 2014link
All Outback´s Recalls

Subaru WRX STI

MonthIssueProductionSource
V.The brake light switch may be defective.2010 – 2017link
All WRX STI´s Recalls

Subaru XV

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.The engine’s valve spring may not be strong enough.2012 – 2013link
V.The brake light switch may be defective.2011 – 2017link
All XV´s Recalls

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