Subaru has recalled the 2019-2022 Ascent three-row SUV for a misguided secondary heater that would catch fireplace, the automaker introduced Friday.
The recall encompasses 271,694 Subaru Ascents within the U.S. Subaru reported 11 identified home circumstances, with two automobiles catching fireplace out of the full recall inhabitants.
The problem facilities on a misguided floor bolt for the sure temperature coefficient heater, which is generally a secondary heating part past the core heater. When it comes to the Ascent, it is situated close to the driving force’s facet footwell. The bottom terminal may soften, and motive surrounding elements to soften, thereby expanding the chance of fireside when the heater is in use.
Subaru recommends homeowners park the Ascent out of doors and clear of garages and different constructions, and no longer depart the automobile operating unattended. An proprietor would possibly understand or scent smoke coming from the decrease a part of the driving force’s facet sprint. If that occurs, drivers are prompt to forestall the automobile and switch the engine off, and make contact with Subaru’s roadside help provider or the closest Subaru broker.
Subaru will exchange the bottom bolts, in addition to the bottom cord and connector holder if want be, at no price to homeowners. Subaru estimates 0.6% of automobiles will desire a floor and connector alternative. Homeowners will obtain notification by means of mail of the recall, and will discuss with Subaru’s recall web page for more information.