Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited - SUBARU OUTBACK 2017 - 2018

recall information

Recall number
REC-001218
PRA number
2019/17373
Campaign number
SRT268
Original published date

make and model information

Make
SUBARU
Model
OUTBACK
Year range
2017 - 2018
Affected units
129

Identifying features

See attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

Affected vehicles have been fitted with an oil pipe with a smaller interior pipe diameter than required. This may result in insufficient oil supply to the turbocharger’s turbine bearing, which may lead to the turbine bearing wearing prematurely, or in the worst case, the bearing may seize causing the turbine blade to fracture.

What are the hazards?

If the turbine blade fractures, these fragments could be ingested by the engine, which, in a worst case scenario, may result in the engine stalling and may not be able to be restarted. This may cause a safety risk to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted and asked to arrange to present their vehicles for a free of charge inspection and repair of a potentially faulty turbo oil pipe.

For further information, contact your nearest Subaru dealership or the Subaru Customer Relations Team on 1800 22 66 43 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm AEST).
Supplier details
Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact website

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Product type