Subaru Recalls Over 100,000 Cars Over Turbo Fire Fears

The recall covers turbocharged Legacy, Outback, Impreza and Forester vehicles.

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Japanese carmaker Subaru has recalled 100,000 cars in the United States due to an issue with the turbo air pumps that may cause them to catch fire.

The affected vehicles are all turbocharged and include certain 2007-2009 model year Legacy and Outback, 2008-2014 model year Impreza and the 2009-2013 model year Forester vehicles.

According to the recall notice, the secondary turbocharger air pump can run continuously, causing it to overheat, which in turn could lead to a fire.

Subaru claims that a relay controlling a secondary air injection pump is to blame for the issue which can cause the air pump to melt and burn.

The Japanese carmaker has reported two fires related to the issue to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration but there have been no injuries to report.

Subaru has not yet divulged a timetable for the recall but has told customers who are concerned about the problem to contact their dealer.

When the recall officially begins, Subaru will replace the malfunctioning control relay at no cost to the owners.

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