Somewhat remarkable in this industry, the supplier informed Subaru about its blunder. Initial findings indicated that no potentially affected parts were shipped to Subaru for vehicle production, but alas, certain assemblies did slip through. Come November 2, the Japanese automaker determined that no more than 3,732 vehicles have to be inspected. Of those, 1 percent are believed to feature cracked outer races.
Subaru isn't aware of any field reports potentially related to said concern. The affected vehicles will be inspected at no cost to the owners, and – if necessary – be replaced with properly manufactured assemblies. Owner notification letters will be sent via first-class mail no later than January 8 of next year.
The Crosstrek is the most affordable nameplate included in the population of potentially affected vehicles, with Subaru recalling a total of 2,835 units produced for the 2024 model year between September 5 and September 13. Next up, the Forester numbers 328 units manufactured for 2023 and 2024 between September 4 and September 14 this year.
Said vehicle architecture was updated for the freshly redesigned Impreza, Crosstrek, and Forester, with the latter being advertised as being all-new for the 2025 model year. In truth, you wouldn't dare call a vehicle with a similar platform, engine, and transmission as the former generation all-new, would you?
Rather than the Forester, the brand's most popular nameplate in the US market is – rather surprisingly – the Outback. Precisely 135,277 units were delivered from January 2023 through October 2023, whereas Forester deliveries totaled 121,824 examples. The Crosstrek fared better, clocking 128,400 deliveries.
Of the aforementioned nameplates, only the WRX can be had with a manual transmission. The only other Scooby available with a stick shift is the BRZ, which as you may already know, is twinned with the Toyota GR86. The 'Yota is manufactured by Subaru at the Gunma plant, where Subaru also produces the WRX, Crosstrek, Impreza, and Levorg station wagon.