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March 28, 2001

Subaru Recalls Certain 2001 Legacy Automobiles

Cherry 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 rail.

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

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