December 2, 2002
Subaru Has Recalled More than 163,000 Vehicles
- Subaru Has Recalled More than 163,000 Vehicles because of problems
with the transmission selector.
Number Potentially Involved: 163,243
Dates of Manufacture: June 2001 – September 2002
Defect: Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic
transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission
parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P"
(Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold
the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior
warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod
assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected
to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent
during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
[NHTSA Recall No. 02V282]
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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