Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash.

Steering — Electric Power Assist System

Date Announced
FEB 06, 2019
Vehicles Affected
10,417
Subaru Recall #
WUC-88
NHTSA Campaign #
19V065000
Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2019 Forester and Crosstrek vehicles. A connector inside the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) unit may short circuit resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.
Actions
None of the affected vehicles have been sold yet. Subaru has notified dealers and they will inspect the steering gearbox, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began February 7, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUC-88.