Subaru recalls Ascent crossovers for recyclingAugust 16, 2018
The US launched a revocable campaign, which has every chance to go down in history. “Problem” machines will not be repaired – their owners will simply be given absolutely new cars.
Japanese automaker Subaru conducts an unusual service campaign in the US. Nearly 300 Ascent crossover hits came under review. Blame for all – the error of the factory robot, which became fatal. The defect became known at the end of July immediately after the audit. It turned out that due to the failure of the program, which controls the welding robots, less welding seams were made than it should be.
An annoying “technological” misunderstanding was revealed very quickly, however, 293 eight-seat Ascent crossover had already descended from the conveyor of the Subaru plant in the US state of Indiana. And nine cars were sent to the first customers, and they will receive new crossovers instead of “problematic” ones.
The software crash has connected the manufacturer to the hands and feet. To do little blood and “finish” the missing parts of the body, he has no right. In this case, the car will cease to correspond to the necessary level of passive safety. The body loses its rigidity, hence the high risk of injury in an accident. So it turns out that almost 300 new crossover Subaru Ascent is removed from sales and sent for recycling. In all likelihood, before putting the crossovers under the knife, they will be disassembled for spare parts.
Recall, the three-row crossover Subaru Ascent debuted in November last year at a motor show in Los Angeles. Sales of new items started in the US this summer.