Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited — Subaru WRX & WRX STI (MY 2015)

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)
see attached VIN list

What are the defects?

If cargo contacts the underside of the subwoofer that protrudes into the boot area in certain MY15 WRX and WRX STI vehicles, an electrical short circuit may be created and this may cause the subwoofer to overheat.

What are the hazards?

Risk of fire if the subwoofer speaker overheats.

What should consumers do?

Known owners will be contacted by Subaru and asked to present their vehicles to their preferred Subaru dealer for the installation of a spacer kit to prevent an electrical short circuit. The repair work will be carried out free of charge.

Further information can be obtained from the Subaru Customer Relations Team by telephoning 1300 550 994 (Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm AEST; Sat 8.30am to 5pm AEST), emailing or visiting

Traders who sold this product

Authorised Subaru Dealers

Where the product was sold

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Product category