October 28, 2002
Subaru Has Recalled the 2003 Subaru Legacy, Outback
- Subaru Has Recalled the 2003 Subaru Legacy, Outback and Baja because
in some models the water pump pulley center hole was improperly machined.
Number Potentially Involved: 555
Dates of Manufacture: August 2002
Defect: On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles with 4-cylinder
engines, the water pump pulley center hole was improperly machined. In some
instances, the interference fit between the inner wall of the pulley center
hole and the water pump drive shaft was not as tight as specified in the
drawing specification. This could result in the water pump pulley dislodging
from the water pump shaft, which can cause severe engine damage/seizure
during vehicle usage.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the water pump. The manufacturer has reported
that owner notification began Sept. 12, 2002. Owners should contact Subaru
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V240].
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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