2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan - Engine shuts off!

engine shuts down at 65 miles per hour

Three possible causes are severe misfiring, pinging, and/or overheating. Is check engine light on? If so, is it blinking? Has your dealership checked for stored diagnostic codes? If check engine light is on and blinking, best for your wallet to not drive car or even start engine. Tow to dealership instead.

Are you certain the car isn’t just out of gasoline?

2020 Subaru Impreza Recalls

Number of safety recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: 1.



  • Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2019-2020 Ascent, 2018 Forester, 2018-2020 Impreza, Legacy, Outback, 2018-2019 BRZ, WRX, and Toyota 86 vehicles. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 175968
  • Consequence: Fuel pump failure can cause an engine stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Dealers will replace the low-pressure fuel pump, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed September 24, 2021. Subaru and Toyota owners may call customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WRG-21.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: WRG-21
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 21V587000

Good catch there WW! My old late-70’s VW Rabbit would stall on the freeway for no apparent reason on occasion, turned out to be a faulty fuel pump relay and where it plugged in. That car would also stall when driven over a puddle, faulty coil. If OP’s stall seems related to rain, water puddles on the road, consider that too.