Subaru Impreza WRX Recall: Applies to 2002 / 2003 Models

By Posted 15 Dec 2009, 17:28

Subaru Impreza WRX owners were left unhappy when they heard that the carmaker had issued a recall on 2002 and 2003 models. The vehicles are having to be recalled due to a fuel leak that could set the car on fire, affected vehicles will be fixed by Subaru dealers.

The recall will cover 5,700 of these 2002 / 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX cars, according to New York Times, the carmaker has said that this is not a big deal. The leaks can happen when the weather gets cold, but Subaru has said that this is no big deal.

There have been 944 complaints to date over fuel leaks or owners smelling gasoline, one owner said that their Subaru actually caught on fire. The N.H.T.S.A. received a letter from Subaru, which stated, “The affected vehicles do not contain a safety related defect within the meaning of federal motor vehicle safety law.”

The N.H.T.S.A. has looked at 43,000 vehicles, but has only issued a recall on the ones in cold weather states. These include Alaska, Maine, Minnesota, Wisconsin and more. Those in other states will have their warranty on the fuel line extended up to 12 years and unlimited mileage.

If you do smell gasoline then head down to your local dealer right away. For more information visit New York Times.