Vehicles Affected: Approximately 51,600 model-year 2019 Subaru Ascent and Crosstrek SUVs and Forester wagons
The Problem: The aluminum positive crankcase ventilation valve can separate, allowing engine oil and components of the PCV valve into the combustion chamber, resulting in a loss of power while driving and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the PCV valve. If the PCV valve has separated and the components can’t be found, the short block engine will be replaced. Both repairs will be done for free.
What Owners Should Do: Subaru will begin notifying owners Jan. 24. Owners can call the automaker at 844-373-6614, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Subaru Ascent; Subaru Crosstrek; Subaru Forester
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