100.127 units of four models different from the company Japanese Subaru have been called to review in United States by the NHTSA. Apparently these more than 100,000 units have a problem with the management of overfeeding, which could result in a fire with serious risks to occupants that it entails.
Models called to review are the Subaru Legay, Outback, Impreza and Forester also, being all these supercharged vehicles. The failure does not seem to come from the turbo itself, if not its management. Specifically a faulty relay does well its function, which may lead to overheating. When this happens, “engine failure” light appears on the instrument panel and, if the driver ignores or is not aware of this, the system will start to smell burning, a flame to appear later.
It should not be nothing nice, good fi rst, the lights of fault, you decide to continue your route to the destination point and little later start to smell “scorch” while as the flames begin to devour the vain engine. As we have learned, this outcome has already taken place in two vehicles of more than 100,000 calls to review, having released the same problem in other five vehicles but in which, fortunately, failed to end the fire.
The Subaru Legacy and Outback affected were produced between 2007 and 2009, the Impreza between 2008 and 2014, and the units of the Forester of 2009 to 2013. This is why we always recommend to have a look at the instrument panel while we drive, and ignore the lights of damage that we can see on; so we must act conveniently taking our vehicle to the workshop. Nor should we forget we never witness of temperature of the coolant and oil; and, of course, the level of fuel. If you detect any anomaly, the best thing we can do is stop and call the crane, so will avoid greater evils.
Source – Motor1