March 28, 2001Subaru Recalls Certain 2001
Hill, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - Subaru of
America, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of certain 2001 model year Subaru Legacy
vehicles, including Legacy Sedan, Legacy Wagon and Outback models. Due to a
spot-welding flaw in the front seat inner seat rail, the seat rail could lock and prevent
adjustment. This flaw may also cause failure of the locking pawl to lock the inner seat
The recall involves the replacement
of front seat inner seat-rails on manually adjustable (non-powered) seats. The company
stated the problem was discovered during scheduled quality assurance testing. There have
been no reported accidents or injuries.
Although only 66 pieces of improperly
welded inner seat rails are affected within a population of 3,627 vehicles, Subaru will
replace manually adjustable front seat inner seat rails in all of those vehicles to ensure
that all potentially defective parts are replaced.
All registered owners of vehicles
potentially affected by the voluntary recall campaign will be notified by first class
mail. Repairs will be made at an authorized Subaru dealer at no charge to owners.
For additional information about
Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru vehicles, visit the company's media web site at www.media.subaru.com.