Girard Sharp is investigating reports of an alleged defect in 2019–2022 Subaru Ascent SUVs that may result in vehicle fires. As a result, owners have been advised that their Ascent SUVs should not be parked in garages or under other structures, and that if owners smell smoke they should immediately turn the car off and not try to restart it.
If you own or lease a 2019-2022 Subaru Ascent SUV, contact a consumer protection attorney at Girard Sharp by calling us toll-free at (866) 981-4800 or submitting your information below:
More Information on the Subaru Fire Risk Defect
On December 8, 2022, Subaru announced that more than 271,000 Ascent SUVs are potentially affected by a fire risk defect. The announcement advised that 2019–2022 Ascent SUVs should not be parked in garages or car ports or under other structures, and that Ascent owners should not leave their cars running unattended, and if they notice or smell smoke coming from the dash or driver’s footwell, they should immediately turn the car off and not attempt to restart it.
The alleged defect may be the result of an improperly fastened bolt in the vehicle’s positive temperature coefficient heater. The fix for the affected vehicles could require a dealer replacing the bolts, as well as the wiring and connector holder if necessary.
If you own or lease a 2019-2022 Subaru Ascent SUV, speak to one of our consumer protection attorneys by filling out the form above.
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