August 30, 2001
1995 Subaru Legacy Recalled
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
certain Legacy passenger vehicles,
manufactured January 1994 - January 1998.
On certain Legacy passenger vehicles
originally sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin,
and in the District of Columbia, the front coil springs were produced with
poor paint quality which, after continued exposure to corrosive salt, can
result in breakage of the spring. Depending on the location of the fracture,
a broken spring could move past the spring seat and contact a front tire.
Some tires have deflated due to contact with a broken spring.
vehicles are affected by this recall.
Dealers will install a spring guard on both front struts that will retain
a broken spring, preventing its puncturing a tire. Any broken springs will
also be replaced.
The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during
July 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable
time should contact Subaru at 1-856-488-8644.
[NHTSA Recall No.
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
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!
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