There is no doubt that the Subaru WRX STi is one very hot car. However it might be too hot for its own good and not in a nice way.
This is down to the fact that the recall of the Subaru WRX STi, Forester XT, Outback and the Legacy GT turbocharged models has now reached the US. The recall has been made due to the faulty air pump which may cause a fire.
In the US Subaru is recalling models of the Subaru WRX STi and Impreza that were made between 2008 and 20014. The Legacy and Outback versions are being recalled that were made in 2007 to 2009. The recall includes 100, 127 vehicles in the US alone.
The relay allows the secondary air injection pump to work continually and when this happens there is the risk of the pump and check engine warning light overheating and melting, which could lead to a fire.
A spokesperson said that there had been a handful of incidents around the globe involving the Subaru WRX STi and other vehicles from Subaru and now the recall is also affecting vehicles in the US.
Owners of the Subaru WRX STi and other vehicles that are included in the recall are being notified. Authorized dealers will replace the part free of charge but Subaru of America hasn’t yet provided a notification schedule.