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February 16, 2001

Subaru Recalls Certain Year 2001 Legacy Models

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 2001 Subaru Legacy automobiles.  The affected models were manufactured in August 2000.

On certain passenger vehicles, a casting flaw in the right front bearing housing could result in loss of steering if the casting flaw should exist in the tie-rod arm. This casting flaw could cause grease leakage, front wheel bearing failure due to loss of grease, or loss of steering due to tie-rod end separation.  This recall affects 1,977 automobiles.

Dealers will replace all front bearing housings.

In a separate recall, on certain passenger vehicles, possible fuel leakage of under-hood fuel hoses at low ambient temperatures (-40 degrees F) could result after the fuel hoses age and become less flexible. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.  This recall affects 1,456 automobiles.

Dealers will inspect for under-hood fuel hoses with Lot Numbers 0804 and 0806 and all fuel hoses with those numbers will be replaced.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V391 and 00V393]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers February 16, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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