There have been better days to be a Subaru Crosstrek owner than when federal regulators announced that the SUV’s 2019 model is concurrently impacted by two massive safety recalls. On the bright side, there are available fixes for both issues and, as of this writing, no injuries have been reported for either. Cars.com’s coverage of the recalls — which affects nearly 900,000 vehicles in total, including other Subaru cars and SUVs, as well — dominates this week’s countdown of our most popular news articles from the past week.
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One of the two recalls, both announced April 15, concerns an issue with the engine control module in 466,000 model-year 2017-19 Impreza sedans and hatchbacks, and 2018-19 Crosstrek SUVs. The other recall involves 405,000 model-year 2019 Forester and Crosstrek SUVs, due to an issue with bolts on the rear stabilizer bracket. Both defects could result in a crash, so owners should take their affected vehicle to the dealer for a free repair promptly upon receiving official notification from the automaker; notifications start June 14.
Get the full details on both recalls, including specifics on their respective defects as well as contact info for Subaru and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, by following the link below to the No. 1 Cars.com news story of the past week.
Also new to the countdown is the eagerly anticipated reveal of the all-new-for-2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck … er, “segment-busting sport activity vehicle,” that is. Hyundai’s first pickup truck, or whatever you wanna call it, is a compact model that shares DNA with the new Hyundai Tucson SUV. Some highlights for this Honda Ridgeline/Nissan Frontier/Toyota Tacoma rival include a choice of 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines and eight-speed transmissions, Tucson-like exterior styling, 3,500- to 5,000-pound towing capacity, a dual-cockpit-style cabin and standard SmartSense, Hyundai’s suite of safety features.
For our full preview on the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, follow the link below to Cars.com’s No. 5 article of the week. And for a deeper dive into the Santa Cruz’s pulling prowess, continue down the list to No. 7, where our detailed breakdown of the new truck’s towing capacity joins the countdown.
Beyond all that, we’ve got headlines on the 2021 Mazda CX-5, 2022 Infiniti QX55, redesigned 2022 Honda Civic sedan and much more, so catch up on all the latest car news, now. Here are the top 10 news stories Cars.com readers couldn’t get enough of in the past week:
1. Subaru Issues Big Recalls for Crosstrek, Impreza, Forester
2. Car Shoppers Face Shorter Supply, Rising Prices
3. Which Cars Have Self-Driving Features for 2021?
4. Is the 2021 Mazda CX-5 a Good Car? 4 Pros and 4 Cons
5. Hyundai Reveals Almost Everything on Its 2022 Santa Cruz Pickup: Size, Power, Towing
6. Electric Cars With the Longest Range
7. The Big Surprise of Hyundai’s 2022 Santa Cruz: It Can Tow a Lot
8. Toyota SUV Buying Guide
9. 2022 Infiniti QX55: 5 Things We Like (and 4 Things Not So Much)
10. Here’s Your Redesigned 2022 Honda Civic Sedan
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