Learning that a part of your car has been recalled is a cause for concern for almost any car owner. Recently, Subaru has recalled many of its 2018, 2019, and 2020 models for possible Denso brand fuel pump failure. Denso is a manufacturer of fuel pumps and modules in some Subaru models.
We will explain all you need to know about this recall, including whether your vehicle is affected, how to tell if you’re having fuel pump problems, and where to go for help.
Models Affected by the Denso Fuel Pump Recall
Subaru has recalled nearly 200,000 vehicles because of a Denso-brand fuel pump failure. These vehicles include:
- 2019-2020 Subaru Ascent
- 2018 Subaru Forester
- 2018-2020 Subaru Impreza
- 2018-2020 Subaru Legacy
- 2018-2020 Subaru Outback
- 2018-2019 Subaru BRZ
- 2018-2019 Subaru WRX
If you own any of these models, you should go to your nearest automotive repair shop to get the problem fixed, especially if you are experiencing fuel pump issues.
Symptoms of Denso Fuel Pump Failure in Subaru
If your vehicle has been affected by the recall, it’s a good idea to take it in for repair even if you’re not experiencing problems at the moment. If you are experiencing problems, however, then you should definitely take your car in for a check-up.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell exactly what the problem is based on symptoms alone. Because the systems inside your vehicle are so interconnected, many different problems can cause the same symptoms. However, it can still be helpful for the mechanic if you’re able to articulate what’s going wrong so they can narrow it down faster.
With that being said, here are some of the most common symptoms of fuel pump failure:
- Stalling: When the fuel pump is failing, it means that there is either too much or too little fuel being fed into the combustion chamber. When this happens, your car is far more likely to stall out. Many Subaru owners have reported their cars stalling at both high and low speeds, and in some cases, they found themselves unable to get the car to restart. Particularly in busy highway situations, this can be incredibly dangerous and put drivers at risk of an accident.
- Engine running rough: Before stalling happens, you might notice your Subaru is running rough. What this means, essentially, is that the car is shaking while idling or making strange noises like knocking sounds.
- Reduced fuel economy: As with most things that go wrong in a vehicle, a faulty or failing fuel pump will likely lead to lowered fuel economy, because the fuel pump is responsible for regulating how much fuel is in the engine at any given time. The engine requires a careful balance of fuel and air, and if that balance is not maintained, it can’t run at its highest level of efficiency. You’ll probably end up having to go to the gas station more often than before.
Professional Automotive: Help for a Denso Fuel Pump Failure
If your vehicle is one of the thousands impacted by this recall, look no further than the trusted and knowledgeable technicians at Professional Automotive in Marlborough, Massachusetts for help replacing the part and getting you back on the road as safely and efficiently as possible.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and professionalism in every job we do, which is why we offer a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty on all parts and labor. In addition, we provide loaner cars to customers who need them, so that they don’t have to worry about being stuck while their car is in the shop.
If you would like to learn more about how we can help you with this Subaru recall or how we can assist you in repairing or maintaining a car from any of the Domestic, Asian, and European brands we specialize in, please feel free to contact us. We’d love to learn more about your specific car problem and get to work on fixing it in an efficient manner.
Whether it is fuel pump replacement, engine repair, or just a simple oil change, we have the expertise and equipment to get the job done as soon as possible so you can get back to enjoying your vehicle as it should be. Call us today!