April 25, 2003
Subaru Has Recalled the 2000-2003 Outback and Legacy
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : SUBARU Model : OUTBACK Year : 2000-2003
Make : SUBARU Model : LEGACY Year : 2000-2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V153000
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 170000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT,
DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS,
MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO,
PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CERTAIN REAR SUSPENSION SUBFRAME COMPONENTS WERE
PRODUCED WITH POOR PAINT QUALITY WHICH, AFTER CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO
CORROSIVE ROAD SALTS FOR A PERIOD OF SEVERAL YEARS, COULD RESULT IN RUST-OUT
OF THE COMPONENT AND POSSIBLE BREAKAGE OF THE SUBFRAME.
IF SUCH BREAKAGE OCCURS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING OPERATED, CONTROL OF THE
VEHICLE COULD BE AFFECTED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL CLEAN AND RUST-PROOF THE REAR SUSPENSION SUBFRAME. OWNER
NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE OR JULY 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE
THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO
NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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