side view of a 2021 Subaru Impreza in blue
2021 Subaru Impreza; (photo/Shutterstock)

Subaru Recalls 2021 Imprezas: Owners ‘Instructed Not to Drive’

Subaru of America has announced a recall on select lot numbers of 2021 Subaru Imprezas.

Today, Subaru announced a recall on a small number of 2021 year Subaru Imprezas. The issue only affects 802 vehicles (out of nearly 20,000 Imprezas made in 2021), Subaru reported.

“The affected vehicles may be equipped with a left front lower control arm with an improper weld near a connection joint between the control arm and the crossmember,” it wrote in the recall.

“An improper weld may lead to a partial separation of the lower control arm,” Subaru continued. “If this happens, the tire could contact the wheel well, resulting in a loss of control and increasing the risk of a crash.”

So far, no one has reported accidents to Subaru in conjunction with this issue.

Check Your Impreza: If Affected, Don’t Drive

Subaru will contact 2021 Impreza vehicle owners via mail about the recall. However, it’s a good idea to check your vehicle’s status right away on Subaru’s Recall page. Or, call Subaru’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.

For all of the potentially affected vehicles, Subaru retailers will conduct an inspection of the left front lower control arm. If the control arm contains a specific lot number, Subaru will replace the part free of charge.

“Until the inspection is completed, customers are instructed not to drive the vehicle,” Subaru wrote.

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.