The recall campaign has started in the United States. On August 30, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalled 802 copies of the 2021 Subaru Impreza. Moreover, the automaker itself warned that such cars should not be driven.
The problem on the recalled Subaru Imprezas has to do with the front left lower arm: it’s all about a faulty weld near the junction between the lower arm and cross member. Such a loose connection can be dangerous. If a weld seam breaks, the vehicle could collapse onto the wheel, resulting in loss of control and an increased risk of an accident.
Investigation revealed that the problem was caused by equipment damage on the control arm assembly line. As a result, the welding torch was unable to trace the proper welding path and the weld was incomplete.
Cars produced between February 25 and March 9, 2021 are subject to recall. Moreover, not all machines that rolled off the assembly line during this period have an unsafe weld seam. You can track down “problem” copies by their serial numbers.
In the meantime, Subaru prohibits owners of recalled cars from driving them until the car has been inspected by a dealer.
Subaru says it is not aware of any reported accidents or injuries associated with this issue. Replacement parts and any related repairs will be free of charge.