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
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
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Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
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write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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
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