NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 2006 Subaru Baja

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2006 Subaru Baja, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. FUEL PUMP LEAK NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE08064

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 14, 2008
    • Date Closed: May 21, 2009
    • Recall: no recall issued

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Fuel Pump
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings

    Summary: Cracks may develop in the fuel hose connection (nipple) on the outlet (pressure) side of the fuel pump.this condition can result in the leakage of gasoline from the fuel pump.as a result of additional reports and other information provided by Subaru in response to the Agency's investigation, this investigation has been upgraded to engineering analysis ea 09-007.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #PE08064 »

  2. FUEL PUMP LEAKS NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA09007

    Component(s): Fuel System, Gasoline
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Fuel Pump
    Fuel System, Gasoline:Delivery:Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings

    Summary: Subaru will conduct a safety recall (09V-277) on all 15, 633 model year (MY) 2005 and MY 2006 Baja vehicles, including turbo and non-turbo models.Subaru has identified a defect in which cracks develop in the fuel hose connection (nipple) on the outlet (pressure) side of the fuel pump.this condition can result in a pressurized leak of gasoline from the fuel pump.Subaru's analysis of sample parts collected from the field confirmed the issue to be limited to MY 2005 and MY 2006 vehicles only.Subaru dealers will replace the fuel pump bracket, including all nipples, with a version that has been modified for increased strength.please see Subaru's defect report in the recall file (09V-277) for more details.this investigation is closed.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #EA09007 »

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