The new Subaru Ascent is the Japanese company's return into the large scale 3 row SUV after it killed off the Tribeca back in 2014. The eight seater full size SUV provides Subaru with a stylish vehicle to compete with the likes of the Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Highlander just to name a few. Recently a recall was announced by Subaru of America that may affect up to 293 Ascents.
According to the recall: "There is a possibility that some spot welds were missed around the B-pillar. Therefore, the strength of the vehicle’s body may be reduced." This was due to an error in programming of the welding robots. This recall affects some 2019 model year Subaru Ascent that were built between JUL 16, 2018 - JUL 25, 2018.
If you own the new Subaru Ascent, it's highly recommended you go back to the dealer so that they may do a proper inspection. Not only is this a huge safety risk, but if it turns out that your vehicle is missing these welds, Subaru will outright give you a new vehicle.
"All potentially affected vehicles will be inspected by an SIA factory representative, and if the vehicle is missing any spot welds, the vehicle will be replaced with a new one. There is no physical remedy available; therefore, any vehicles found with missing welds will be destroyed"
Talk about one costly recall!