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04/20/17 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2017 impreza vehicles. winter fuels may vaporize prematurely in the fuel line, resulting in a reduction in fuel pressure, possibly causing the engine to stall.

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the engine control unit to turn the radiator cooling fan on at a lower temperature, free of charge. the recall began on april 20, 2017. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2738. subaru's number for this recall is wtp-75.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/08/17 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 baja, 2006-2008 impreza (including wrx and sti models), tribeca, and 2006 saab 9-2x vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of alaska, colorado, connecticut, idaho, iowa, maine, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, montana, new hampshire, new york, north dakota, oregon, rhode island, south dakota, utah, vermont, washington, wisconsin, and wyoming. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Subaru will notify their owners. general motors will notify saab owners. dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began march 8, 2017. subaru owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. saab owners may contact the saab customer assistance center at 1-800-955-9007. subaru's number for this recall is tkc-17.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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03/06/17 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 baja, 2009 forester, legacy and outback and 2006-2009 impreza (including wrx and sti models) and tribeca vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began march 6, 2017. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is tkb-17.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/06/17 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 subaru baja, 2006-2011 impreza (including wrx and sti models), 2006-2012 tribeca, 2009-2012 forester, legacy, outback, and 2012 wrx vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began march 6, 2017. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is tka-17.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/24/16 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 legacy, outback, 2006-2008 impreza, tribeca, 2006 saab 9-2x, and 2003-2006 baja vehicles originally sold or that have ever been registered in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia, or "zone b." these vehicles may be equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Subaru will notify their owners. general motors will notify saab owners. dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began august 24, 2016. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. subaru's number for this recall is tkb-16. note: this notice is only for vehicles that were not covered by 16v-358 for zone a.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/22/16 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 legacy, outback, 2009-2011 legacy, outback, forester, 2006-2011 impreza, tribeca, 2003-2006 baja, and 2006 saab 9-2x vehicles originally sold or that have ever been registered in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands, or "zone a." these vehicles may be equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Subaru will notify their owners. general motors will notify saab owners. dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began august 26, 2016. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. saab owners may contact gm at 1-800-955-9007. subaru's number for this recall is tka-16.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/21/15 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2012 model year subaru impreza 4-door and station wagon vehicles (except wrx/sti models) manufactured april 21, 2011, to february 16, 2012. in the affected vehicles, the occupant detection system (ods) may deactivate if a front seat passenger operates a device that is plugged into the power outlet such as a music player or cell phone, or touches a metal part of the vehicle such as the forward/rearward seat adjuster lever.

If the ods deactivates, the front passenger air bag will be turned off and the front passenger air bag will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the occupant control unit with a modified one, free of charge. the recall began august 21, 2015. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wqt-55.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/20/15 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 legacy vehicles manufactured march 10, 2014, to april 16, 2015, outback vehicles manufactured february 24, 2014, to april 16, 2015, impreza vehicles manufactured september 9, 2014, to april 14, 2015, xv crosstrek vehicles manufactured october 16, 2014, to april 15, 2015, and 2016 wrx vehicles manufactured march 23, 2015, and equipped with the eyesight driver assist system. if the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function.

If the automatic pre-collision braking system does not function as intended, the vehicle will not react to an obstacle in its path, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the driver assist system, free of charge. the recall began on july 20, 2015. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wqs-54.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/17/15 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 subaru baja vehicles manufactured january 22, 2003, to july 21, 2004, 2004-2005 impreza vehicles manufactured january 28, 2003, to may 31, 2005, 2003-2008 subaru legacy vehicles manufactured january 22, 2003, to may 2, 2008, 2003-2008 subaru outback vehicles manufactured february 18, 2003, to may 5, 2008, and 2005 saab 9-2x vehicles manufactured february 11, 2004, to march 17, 2005. the affected vehicles are equipped with a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Subaru will notify their owners and general motors will notify saab owners. dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. the subaru recall began on june 17, 2015. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. the saab recall began on july 27, 2015. owners of saab vehicles may call 1-800-955-9007. subaru's number for this recall is wqr-53. note: the recall completely supersedes recall 14v-399 (wql-48) and partially supersedes recall 14v-763 (wqp-51) in that model year 2004 through 2005 subaru impreza and model year 2005 saab 9-2x vehicles are now only part of this campaign. note: on december 18, 2015 subaru informed nhtsa of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2003-2004 subaru baja, 2003-2008 subaru legacy and 2003-2008 subaru outback vehicles.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/23/14 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 outback and legacy, 2008-2011 impreza and 2008-2014 impreza wrx/sti, and 2009-2013 forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia. salt water could splash on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector, resulting in excessive corrosion of the brake lines. note that affected vehicles not currently, or formerly registered, in the salt belt states identified above are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

Brake line corrosion may result in brake fluid leakage. fluid leakage may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will test the brake system by depressing the brake pedal and inspecting for brake fluid leaks. if no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected areas will be rustproofed with anti-corrosion wax. if brake fluid seepage is observed, the brake lines will be replaced followed by rustproofing with anti-corrosion wax. these services will be performed free of charge. the recall began july 2014 and second notifications will run through november 2014. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's recall campaign number is wqk-47. note: this recall supersedes recall 13v-110 which applied to certain 2005-2009 legacy/outback vehicles. vehicles that were remedied under the previous campaign still need additional areas rust-proofed.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administra
12/05/11 Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 impreza sedans and wagons (except wrx/sti models), manufactured from april 21, 2011, through november 15, 2011, and legacy and outback vehicles manufactured from october 17, 2011, through november 23, 2011. these vehicles may be equipped with a brake master cylinder that could malfunction and cause an increase in the amount of brake pedal travel distance required to slow or stop the vehicle.

The driver might misjudge the amount of brake pedal travel required to achieve the desired stopping distance. this could occur unexpectedly and without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake master cylinder and if necessary, replace it, free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during december 2011. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru safety recall number is wvy-35.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
12/31/09 Engine Subaru is recalling certain model year 2002 and 2003 impreza wrx vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of south dakota, nebraska, north dakota, minnesota, idaho, iowa, montana, colorado, wisconsin, new york, wyoming, michigan, alaska, new hampshire, vermont, and maine. during cold starts, typically under extremely cold temperatures, fuel leaks in the fuel delivery line could occur where the line connects with a rubber hose.

Fuel leaks, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will replace the fuel line free of charge. the recall began on december 31, 2009. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru recall no. wvk-21.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
10/20/08 Engine Subaru is recalling 16,715 my 2007-2008 legacy sedans and wagons, my 2008 impreza sedans and wagons, and my 2009 forester vehicles. some vehicles may have the cylinder head-side oil supply pipe and turbocharger-side pipe improperly assembled.

Vibration would occur while driving and, over time, could eventually result in cracking the pipe which would allow oil to leak. if leaking oil contacts components operating at high temperatures, an engine compartment fire could occur.

Dealers will inspect for cracking or an oil leak at the oil supply pipe at the cylinder head-side. an additional bracket will be installed to increase rigidity of the pipe and the pipe assembly will be replaced with a modified part. the recall began on october 20, 2008. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru recall no. wvf-16.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
10/08/04 Engine On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, the cover bolts for the engine oil control valve may not be sufficiently tightened, allowing oil to leak from around the cover gasket.

If leaking oil contacts components operating at high temperatures, a fire could result in the engine compartment.

Dealers will inspect and retighten the oil-flow control valve cover bolts. the recall began on october 8, 2004. owners should contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru recall no. wwu-05.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
01/08/03 Transmission and Drivetrain Certain sport utility and passenger 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, that is intended to hold your vehicle, may not engage.

The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. owner notification january 8, 2003. an interim owner notification will be sent during november 2002. 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 at 1-800-782-2783.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
01/27/15 Brakes and Traction Control Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 impreza, 2008-2014 wrx and sti, and 2009-2013 forester vehicles, currently, or formerly, registered in connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia that were remedied under recall 14v-311 prior to december 23, 2014. the brake lines may experience brake line corrosion due to salt water splashing on the brake lines through a gap in the fuel tank protector.

Brake fluid may leak due to the brake line corrosion and may result in longer distances being required to slow or stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will apply an anti-corrosion wax to the four-way joint connector area of the brake line system, free of charge. the recall began on january 27, 2015. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wqq-52. notes: this recall is specific to affected forester, impreza, wrx, and sti customers who had their car remedied under nhtsa recall no. 14v-311 prior to december 23, 2014. subaru has determined that this remedy was inadequate due to incomplete repair instructions provided to dealers. affected forester, impreza, wrx, and sti vehicles that were not repaired under nhtsa recall no. 14v-311 prior to december 23, 2014 will continue to be processed under nhtsa recall no. 14v-311. affected vehicles not currently, or formerly, registered in the salt belt states identified in this recall are eligible for repair, at no cost to the customer, upon request.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tt
12/31/11 Suspension and Steering Subaru is recalling certain model year 2002-2007 impreza, model year 2003-2008 forester, and model year 2005-2006 saab 9-2x vehicles manufactured from september 5, 2000 through november 26, 2007 originally sold, or currently registered in, massachusetts, maryland, michigan, new hampshire, new york, pennsylvania, vermont, wisconsin, connecticut, delaware, iowa, illinois, indiana, maine, minnesota, missouri, new jersey, ohio, rhode island, west virginia and the district of columbia. the front lower control arms may break at the hanger brackets due to corrosion if the hanger bracket is exposed to salty and humid environments such as roads containing snow melting agent.

A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will handle their vehicles and saab will handle theirs. dealers will inspect the degree of corrosion of the front lower control arms, and will either rustproof or replace them. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during december 2011. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

This is subaru's safety recall number wvx-34.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
03/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2017 impreza vehicles. due to a software problem, the rearview camera display may not work properly.

A rearview camera display that does not function as designed can reduce the driver's view of what is behind the car, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will update the infotainment software, free of charge. the recall began on march 27, 2017. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for the recall is wtn-74.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/16/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 model year legacy and outback vehicles, 2008-2014 impreza vehicles and 2009-2013 forester vehicles, all equipped with turbo-charged engines. the relay that controls the secondary air injection pump may fail, causing the pump to continuously operate and overheat.

If the air injection pump overheats, it may melt and increase the risk of a fire.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the secondary air injection pump relay, free of charge. the recall began december 2016. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wtm-73.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/20/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 legacy vehicles manufactured march 10, 2014, to april 16, 2015, outback vehicles manufactured february 24, 2014, to april 16, 2015, impreza vehicles manufactured september 9, 2014, to april 14, 2015, xv crosstrek vehicles manufactured october 16, 2014, to april 15, 2015, and 2016 wrx vehicles manufactured march 23, 2015, and equipped with the eyesight driver assist system. if the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function.

If the automatic pre-collision braking system does not function as intended, the vehicle will not react to an obstacle in its path, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the driver assist system, free of charge. the recall began on july 20, 2015. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wqs-54.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
04/22/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 legacy and outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 impreza vehicles equipped with a cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory, and certain model year 2013 xv crosstrek vehicles equipped with a cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory. additionally included are certain model year 2013 legacy and outback vehicles that may have received replacement res fobs. if the res fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.

The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. the engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. if the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the res key fobs, free of charge. the recall began on april 22, 2013. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

Original equipment keyless entry fobs integrated on the vehicle key are not affected.subaru's recall campaign number is wqf-42.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/09/07 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain vehicles, the wiring harness for the air bag occupant detection system in the front passenger seat may have been pinched during production. pinching of the wiring harness between the floor crossmember and the seat mounting bracket could result in a short circuit.

The passenger's front air bag could become disabled and may not deploy in the event of a crash increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant. also an electrical short circuit could cause a fire.

Dealers will inspect to see if the wiring had been incorrectly routed under the seat bracket. if so, the dealer will repair any damaged wiring, reroute and secure the wiring harness in the correct location, and re-calibrate the occupant detection system as necessary. the recall began on march 9, 2007. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru recall no. wvc-13. customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
04/12/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain passenger sedans, wagons, and sport utility vehicles, the cruise control cable could come out of its track on the cruise control lever and lodge on the control lever tab when the accelerator pedal is released. if this condition occurs, the throttle will not return to the idle position and will remain in an open position.

If this occurs during vehicle operation, the driver could lose control of the vehicle, which could result in a crash.

Dealers will install a cruise control cable retaining clip to the cruise control lever tab on the throttle shaft in order to prevent the cruise control cable from coming out of its track. owner notification began on april 12, 2004. owners should contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru recall no. wwq-01.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/22/13 Other Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 legacy and outback vehicles equipped with an automatic or cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory, certain model year 2012-2013 impreza vehicles equipped with a cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory, and certain model year 2013 xv crosstrek vehicles equipped with a cvt transmission and an audiovox remote engine starter (res) accessory. additionally included are certain model year 2013 legacy and outback vehicles that may have received replacement res fobs. if the res fob is dropped, the fob may malfunction and randomly transmit an engine start request without pressing the button.

The engine may inadvertently start and run for up to fifteen minutes. the engine may continue to start and stop until the fob battery is depleted, or until the vehicle runs out of fuel. if the vehicle is parked in an enclosed area, there is a risk of carbon monoxide build-up which may cause headaches, dizziness or, in extreme cases, unconsciousness and/or asphyxiation.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the res key fobs, free of charge. the recall began on april 22, 2013. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783 for more information.

Original equipment keyless entry fobs integrated on the vehicle key are not affected.subaru's recall campaign number is wqf-42.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
06/02/08 Other Subaru is recalling 36,791 my 2002-2003 impreza wagons. the stud bolt(s) of rear gate stay may have been tightened with insufficient tightening torque and a gap may have resulted between the rear gate panel and stud bolt base. after repeated rear gate operations (opening and closing), the rear gate inner panel at the welding nut may break, which will lead to detachment of the rear gate stay, and the rear gate dropping down.

In case someone is underneath or near the rear gate, there is a possibility that a dropping rear gate panel may hit them increasing the risk of injuries.

Dealers will inspect to see if there is any gap at the stud bolt of the rear gate stay installation. if a gap is found, the stud bolt will be removed to check for damage to the welding nut. if the weld nut is cracked, the rear gate stay will be replaced free of charge. the recall began on june 2, 2008. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru recall no. wvd-14.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
08/20/04 Other On certain sedan and wagon model vehicles, the left front bolt that retains the forward part of the driver's seat to the seat slide rail may loosen. if the seat slide rail bolt loosens, it will eventually fall out, and the seat may separate from the seat slide.

In the event of a crash, the driver may sustain more severe injuries due to the seat movement.

Dealers will install a new left hand driver's seat rail mounting bolt. the recall began on august 20, 2004. owners should contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru recall no. wwt-04.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Subaru Forester Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.