Two potential faults affect almost 100,000 cars across three models in Australia, according to the manufacturer.
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Subaru Australia has recalled 95,843 vehicles in Australia across the Forester, XV, and Impreza model lines, citing two distinct faults.

A total of 57,088 examples of the XV and Impreza are potentially affected by a software fault with the Engine Control Module (ECM), sold between 30 November 2016 and 2 November 2020 (Model Years 2017-2019).

Meanwhile, a total of 38,755 examples of the XV and Forester are potentially affected by a fault with the rear stabiliser bracket bolts, sold between 21 April 2017 and 24 August 2020 (Model Years 2018-2019)

The affected vehicles were sold between 30 November 2016 and 2 November 2020, with Model Years ranging between 2017 and 2019.

The first recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: "Due to improper Engine Control Module (ECM) programming, the ignition coil may overheat, creating a short circuit which may blow the ignition coil fuse."

"If the ignition coil fuse blows, the engine may stop while driving and not restart. This can increase the risk of an accident, causing serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users."

Meanwhile, the second recall notice says: "The rear stabiliser bracket bolts may not have been sufficiently tightened during production. In this case, the bolts may become loose over time and/or fall out during normal vehicle usage."

"A dislodged bolt or a loose stabiliser bracket may impact nearby components such as the driveshaft, sub-frame, or brake pipe, causing damage and/or a failure in those components. This may result in an accident, causing injury or death of vehicle occupants and/or other road users."

When approached for comment, a spokesperson for Subaru Australia told CarAdvice: "There have been reports locally regarding [both faults]. We are not aware of any injury arising as a result."

Vehicle identification numbers for the 95,843 cars involved in the recalls can be found here for the 57,088 Impreza and XV vehicles in the first recall, and here for the 38,755 XV and Forester vehicles in the second recall.

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