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Subaru recalls several models for ignition switch fix

Subaru Australia has issued a recall for a number of older-generation models to replace potentially faulty ignition switches installed between 17 February 2017 and 14 April 2019. According to the Japanese brand, vehicles fitted with the affected component could have “imperfections” in the switch’s ball springs, which could see the key position switch from ON to ACC position while the vehicle is in motion...

CarAdvice podcast 155: 2019 Subaru Outback v Forester!

This week you're joined by Scott Collie, Paul Maric, and Kez Casey. In car news, the 2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale has been unveiled, the 2019 Volvo S60 and V60 have been priced, Jaguar Land Rover says a Coalition election win was the 'best result we could have hoped for', and the Jeep Wrangler has received a one-star ANCAP safety rating...

Subaru recalls various models over like-for-like Takata airbags

Subaru Australia has recalled several model lines over Takata airbags, including older-generation versions of the Impreza, Forester, Liberty and Outback. Affected vehicles have been subject to previous recalls involving like-for-like replacement airbags as part of the ongoing Takata campaign, with the new ones not at risk of the well-documented fault...

2019 Subaru Forester scores five-star ANCAP rating

The 2019 Subaru Forester has been awarded top marks by independent crash-testing authority, ANCAP, in the firm's latest round of scoring. "The Forester scored full points for the physical protection of child occupants in both side and frontal impact tests," said James Goodwin, CEO for ANCAP...

Subaru recalls Impreza, XV, WRX, WRX STI and Forester

Subaru has issued a recall across its 2009-16 Impreza, 2012-15 XV, 2009-14 WRX, 2011-14 WRX STI and 2013-15 Forester model lines, over concerns about their 'Stop Light Switch'. According to the company, the Stop Light Switch could be affected by 'outside contaminants', causing the electrical contact points to malfunction...

2020 Subaru Forester e-Boxer hybrid for Australia - UPDATE

UPDATE, Aug 19 2019: The window for this model has been pushed out again, this time to the first quarter of 2020 – likely around February or March, the brand's local distributor tells us. UPDATE, Feb 13 2019: Subaru Australia now says its "best estimate" for Forester e-Boxer hybrid timing is the last quarter of 2019, potentially November...

Subaru Impreza STI, Forester STI concepts heading to Tokyo Auto Salon

Subaru has revealed the pair of hotted-up 'STI' concepts it's planning to reveal at the Tokyo Auto Salon next month, in the form of two sporty-styled specials. The Impreza STI Concept takes the base hatch, and adds a set of custom wheels, some black add-ons to the front bumper and side skirts, central exhaust, and a contrast roof finish...

2018 Honda CR-V v Hyundai Tucson v Kia Sportage v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester

Mid-2018 marked another milestone moment in Australian new-car sales. The mid-sized SUV displaced the small car as Australia’s favourite vehicle type in June. It happened again in August, September and October. It was perhaps only inevitable after SUVs started outselling passenger cars in 2017...

Subaru Forester, Impreza, XV and BRZ recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2012/13 Impreza, Forester, and XV, along with the 2013 BRZ, over concerns about a defective engine valve spring. According to the company, there's a chance the valve spring will fracture, making the engine stall and not restart. If the car stalls unexpectedly and can't be restarted, there's a safety risk to the driver and other road users around them...

Subaru won't rule out return of a 'hot' Forester

Despite dropping turbocharged petrol and diesel options from the 2019 Forester, Subaru won't rule out the return of a performance variant of its new-gen SUV in the future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia boss Colin Christie said that while a hot Forester isn't available at the moment, it's not a firm no for the future...

2019 Subaru Forester ride and handling tuned specially for Australia

Subaru Australia began its process wish list of Forester changes almost four years ago, and placed a unique ride and handling tune for our market firmly at the top. We're sure not every wish gets granted, but this one was. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia boss, Colin Christie, confirmed Australia is integral for global specification requirements and local testing...