Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited — Subaru Outback Diesel MY2018 Vehicles
What are the defects?
Affected vehicles have been fitted with an oil pipe with a smaller interior pipe diameter than required. This may result in insufficient oil supply to the turbocharger’s turbine bearing, which may lead to the turbine bearing wearing prematurely, or in the worst case, the bearing may seize causing the turbine blade to fracture.
What are the hazards?
If the turbine blade fractures, these fragments could be ingested by the engine, which, in a worst case scenario, may result in the engine stalling and may not be able to be restarted. This may cause a safety risk to vehicle occupants and/or other road users.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted and asked to arrange to present their vehicles for a free of charge inspection and repair of a potentially faulty turbo oil pipe.
For further information, contact your nearest Subaru dealership or the Subaru Customer Relations Team on 1800 22 66 43 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm AEST).