Subaru will be contacting the owners of certain 2019 model cars and SUVs because of a problem affecting the fuel system in their vehicles.

According to the defect report, the fuel pump in these vehicles may have an impeller that was manufactured with a density that does not meet the manufacturer standards. If the impeller is exposed to solvent drying for extended periods of time, it could develop cracks that would lead to excessive fuel absorption. Over time the impeller could deform and interfere with the body of the fuel pump. If the fuel pump stops working, the check engine warning will illuminate, the engine will run roughly and could stall without the ability to restart.

Vehicles Affected
2019 Subaru Ascent
2019 Subaru Impreza
2019 Subaru Legacy
2019 Subaru Outback

Dealers will correct the problem by replacing the low pressure fuel pump. Subaru’s number for this recall is WRD-20 and the NHTSA campaign number is 20V-218.

Daimler AG has determined that certain 2017 Mercedes Benz E300 vehicles may have a defect affecting the fuel system wiring. They will be asking owners to return to their dealership for repairs. According to the defect report filed with the NHTSA, the rear seat bench frame could rub against the fuel system control unit wiring. If the wiring harness is damaged, the fuel pump, fuel tank pressure sensor or the fuel gauge could fail.

Owners receiving notices will be asked to return to their dealerships to have the fuel system control unit wiring route modified and repair any damaged wires as necessary. For more information about the problem, owners are asked to contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. The NHTSA campaign number for this recall is 16V-758.

Nissan North America will be asking owners of certain 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover SUVs to return to their dealership to repair a problem that could result in the vehicle unexpectedly stalling. Certain vehicles manufactured between January 2, 2014 and June 7, 2014 are already subject to Recall 15V-197, but upon further review of warranty data, Nissan is expanding the recall to include vehicles manufactured from the start of production (July 25. 2013) to December 21, 2013. Continue reading

Volkswagen will be contacting the owners of certain 2015 Audi a VW vehicles about a manufacturing error affecting certain components within the fuel pump. Contamination due to improper nickel plating of these components may cause excessive pump friction and eventual pump failure. If the pump becomes inoperative because of this condition, it may result in a no start condition or a stall while driving. Stalling without warning while driving could increase the chance of an accident. Continue reading

Nissan will be asking owners of certain 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover vehicles to return to their dealership for a problem that could result in stalling and a no start condition. According to the defect report, nickel plating from the fuel pump casing/cover may detach due to fuel flow, vibration, and pressure. These particles could move into the gap between the impeller and casing/cover, causing the impeller to stop rotating and the fuel pump to stop working. The number of 2014 Rogue vehicles affected by this problem is approximately 76,242. Continue reading

Mercedes Benz will be notifying owners of certain 2015 C300 & C400 cars, about a problem affecting the fuel delivery system.

  • The subject vehicles may have a fuel delivery module that was not properly attached to the fuel tank. The module could become loose over time resulting in a fuel leak and an increased risk of fire.
  • Secondly, the electrical wires going to the fuel delivery module may have been pinched between the flange of the module and the tank. The fuel pump may stop working, resulting in a stall and an increased chance of an accident.

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A petition from the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) has resulted in a defect investigation into failing Totally Integrated Power Module’s (TIPM) in certain Chrysler SUVs, trucks, and vans. The CAS alleges that TIPM failures have resulted in incidents of engine stall; airbag non-deployment; random horn, headlight, taillight, door lock, instrument panel and windshield wiper activity; failure of fuel pump shutoff resulting in unintended acceleration; and fires. The petition includes a list of 70 complaints received by CAS that are allegedly related to Chrysler TIPM failures. Continue reading

A defect affecting certain 2012-2013 Dodge Durango and 2012-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV’s, will have 338,216 vehicle owners returning to their dealership for repairs. According to reports filed with the NHTSA, excessive heat could deform a contact spring within the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) resulting in failure of the fuel pump relay. Drivers may experience stalling, difficult starting, and an eventual no start condition. Continue reading