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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.
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11/14/16 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 legacy and outback vehicles manufactured september 21, 2016, to september 23, 2016. in the affected vehicles, the knee guard bracket may not be properly attached to the steering beam assembly.

If the knee guard is not properly attached and the driver is not wearing a seatbelt, the knee guard may not be able to properly restrain the driver's lower body in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the knee guard welding on each vehicle's steering beam, replacing the beam as necessary, free of charge. the recall began november 14, 2016. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wtl-72.

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.
08/24/16 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 legacy, outback, and baja vehicles originally sold or that have ever been registered in 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, or "zone c.". 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 owners, and 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 tkc-16. note: this recall covers vehicles that were not previously covered in 16v-358 for zone a or 16v-359 for zone b.

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.
08/08/16 Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 outback vehicles manufactured june 20, 2016, to june 23, 2016. the affected vehicles may have improperly tightened attaching bolts for the front left and right brake calipers, wheel hubs, and the right stabilizer clamp.

If any of the front brake caliper, wheel hub or stabilizer clamp attaching bolts loosen or detach, the related components would also become loose and may detach possibly making the vehicle unstable and reducing the braking capability. these conditions would increase the risk of a crash.

Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the bolts for proper torque, and replace any loose bolts, free of charge. the recall began on august 8, 2016. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wte-66.

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.
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
05/30/13 Subaru is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 outback and legacy vehicles manufactured from december 2003, through april 2009 and 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.

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 inspect the vehicles. if no brake fluid seepage is observed, the affected area 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 on may 30, 2013. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's recall campaign number is wqg-43.

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.
02/22/13 Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 outback and legacy vehicles manufactured from april 6, 2011, through may 12, 2011. components inside the wiper motor bottom cover may overheat.

If the components overheat, the wiper motor bottom cover may melt and potentially catch fire.

Subaru has notified all affected owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper motor bottom cover assembly free of charge. the safety recall began february 22, 2013. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru's recall campaign number is wvv-32.this is an expansion of nhtsa recall 11v-469.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.
12/05/11 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 .
06/08/10 Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 outback and legacy passenger vehicles manufactured from july 31 through december 1, 2009. a crack or split can occur in the cvt cooler hose resulting in a fluid leak.

If the fluid is completely leaked during driving, the vehicle will come to a stop, possibly resulting in a crash.

Subaru will notify owners and dealers will replace any affected cooler hoses free of charge. the safety recall began on june 8, 2010. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-subaru3 (1-800-782-2783).

Subaru's recall campaign number is wvq-27.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 .
08/27/03 Certain passenger or sport utility vehicles may have a loose or out of position fuel filler hose clamp.

This could result in fuel leakage. fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect and tighten the clamp on the fuel filler hose. owner notification began august 27, 2003. owners should contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru recall no. ww0-98.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
03/21/02 On certain passenger vehicles, the brake master cylinders may not function properly in ambient temperatures below freezing 32 degrees fahrenheit and lower).

At these temperatures, the brakes may not release after being applied, even when the driver's foot is no longer on the brake pedal. this can occur withour prior warning, possibly resulting in a crash.

Dealers will replace the master cylinders. owner notification began march 21, 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).
09/12/02 Engine On certain sport utility and passenger vehicles equipped 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.

Dealers will replace the water pump. owner notification began september 12, 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).
12/10/15 Transmission and Drivetrain Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2016 legacy vehicles manufactured october 24, 2015, to november 16, 2015, and outback vehicles manufactured october 24, 2015, to november 17, 2015. due to the improper tightening of the securing nuts, the drive shaft may separate from the rear differential.

If the drive shaft detaches from the rear differential, it may strike the fuel tank and result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.

Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the fastening nuts, and tighten or replace them, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on december 10, 2015. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. subaru's number for this recall is wqv-57.

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.
08/28/15 Transmission and Drivetrain Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2015 and 2016 model year subaru legacy 4-door and outback vehicles manufactured july 3, 2015, to july 27, 2015. transmission oil may leak from a deformed seal cap on the propeller shaft yoke.

If the transmission oil leaks onto the exhaust pipe, there is a possible risk of fire.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the propeller shaft, free of charge. the recall began on august 28, 2015. owners may contact 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wqu-56.

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.
08/13/13 Transmission and Drivetrain Subaru of america is recalling certain model year 2014 legacy 3.6r and outback 3.6r and 2013 tribeca vehicles manufactured june 12, 2013, through june 28, 2013 and equipped with 5-speed automatic transmissions. in the affected vehicles, the parking rod may come loose inside the automatic transmission.

As a result of the parking rod detaching, the transmission may not be able to be moved from the "park" position preventing the vehicle from being moved or driven. furthermore, even with the transmission shifted into the 'park' position, the parking mechanism may not engage, and the vehicle may roll away while in the "park" position, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the transmission, free of charge. the recall began during august 2013. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's recall number is wqj-46.

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.
07/28/10 Transmission and Drivetrain Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 outback and legacy passenger vehicles manufactured from april 28 through june 23, 2010. due to a programming error, a lubrication hole within the 6-speed manual transmission was omitted.

If the transmission gears are not properly lubricated, a groaning sound may begin to develop alerting the driver of a problem. if the sound is ignored and no action is taken, the gears will eventually break and this condition will lead to vehicle power loss, possibly resulting in a crash.

Subaru will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles by drilling an oil lubrication hole and, if necessary, replace the internal parts with new ones free of charge. the safety recall began on july 28, 2010. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru's recall campaign number is wvs-29.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 .
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).
05/20/16 Brakes and Traction Control Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 legacy and outback vehicles manufactured on july 20, 2015. the brake fluid used in these vehicles may contain excess moisture which may adversely affect the performance of the electronic stability control system. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 126, "electronic stability control systems."

Poor performance of the electronic stability control system when it is activated may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will perform an abs activation, then flush and replace the brake fluid, free of charge. the recall began on may 20, 2016. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wtc-64.

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.
11/14/16 Suspension and Steering Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 legacy and outback vehicles manufactured september 21, 2016, to september 23, 2016. in the affected vehicles, the knee guard bracket may not be properly attached to the steering beam assembly.

If the knee guard is not properly attached and the driver is not wearing a seatbelt, the knee guard may not be able to properly restrain the driver's lower body in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the knee guard welding on each vehicle's steering beam, replacing the beam as necessary, free of charge. the recall began november 14, 2016. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wtl-72.

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.
08/08/16 Suspension and Steering Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 outback vehicles manufactured june 20, 2016, to june 23, 2016. the affected vehicles may have improperly tightened attaching bolts for the front left and right brake calipers, wheel hubs, and the right stabilizer clamp.

If any of the front brake caliper, wheel hub or stabilizer clamp attaching bolts loosen or detach, the related components would also become loose and may detach possibly making the vehicle unstable and reducing the braking capability. these conditions would increase the risk of a crash.

Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the bolts for proper torque, and replace any loose bolts, free of charge. the recall began on august 8, 2016. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wte-66.

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.
05/13/16 Suspension and Steering Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 legacy and outback vehicles manufactured february 29, 2016, to may 6, 2016. the steering column on the affected vehicles may have been improperly machined, and as a result, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels.

The loss of steering ability would increase the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lot number on the steering column, replacing the steering column, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began may 13, 2016. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783 or by visiting http://www.wtd65.service-campaign.com. subaru's number for this recall is wtd-65. note: until the vehicles have been inspected, owners are advised not to drive their 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.
05/14/13 Suspension and Steering Subaru is recalling certain model year 2013 outback and legacy vehicles manufactured from february 15, 2012, through june 15, 2012. in the affected vehicles, the inner and outer shafts of the steering column assembly may become disengaged from one another.

If the shafts become disengaged, the driver would lose the ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering column assembly with a new one, free of charge. the recall began on may 14, 2013. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's recall campaign number is wqi-45.

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.
07/07/10 Suspension and Steering Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 outback and legacy passenger vehicles manufactured from february 16, 2009 through april 12, 2010. the wiring in the steering column electrical roll connector located behind the vehicle's steering wheel may develop stress cracks and eventually break. if this were to happen certain electrical components may not operate as intended.

Possible circuits affected are the driver's frontal airbag, paddle shifter function, cruise control, horn control and radio functions increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will check lot number of the steering roll connector. the roll connector will be replaced with a new one if the lot number showed any affected range of the failure occurrence. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall began on july 7, 2010. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru safety recall no. wvr-28.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 .
12/16/16 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.
10/25/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 legacy vehicles manufactured november 26, 2008, to june 7, 2013, and 2010-2014 outback vehicles manufactured january 9, 2009 to june 7, 2013. due to contamination, components within the windshield wiper motor bottom cover may interfere with each other. if an obstruction, such as a buildup of snow or ice prevents the wiper arms from being able to stop in the parked position, the wiper motor may overheat and the bottom cover may melt.

If the windshield wiper motor overheats, the wipers may fail, reducing driver visibility and increasing the risk of a crash. additionally, the wiper motor cover may melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor bottom cover assembly, free of charge. the recall began october 2016. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wtk-71. note: this recall supersedes recall 11v-469. all vehicles that were remedied under that campaign are affected by this campaign, and need to have their wiper motor bottom cover replaced again.

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.
01/15/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 legacy and outback vehicles, and 2003-2005 baja vehicles sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in puerto rico, hawaii, the u.s. virgin islands, guam, saipan, american samoa, florida and adjacent counties in southern georgia, as well as the coastal areas of alabama, louisiana, mississippi and texas. upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

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. dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. the recall began on january 15, 2015. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wqp-51. note: this recall supersedes recall 14v-471. this recall has been partially superseded by 15v-323. all 2005 model year subaru legacy and outback vehicles will now be repaired under recall 15v-323.

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.
02/22/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 outback and legacy vehicles manufactured from april 6, 2011, through may 12, 2011. the moonroof glass may come loose or detach. the amount and position of the adhesive between the glass and retainer was inadequately applied.

The moonroof glass can loosen and detach from the vehicle during driving, resulting in a potential road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru has notified the affected owners, and dealers will inspect the glass adhesion condition and either apply additional adhesive or replace the moonroof glass, free of charge. the safety recall began february 22, 2013. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru's recall campaign number is wvw-33.this is an expansion of nhtsa recall 11v-467.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.
02/21/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 legacy and outback vehicles, manufactured from december 1, 2011, through december 23, 2011. these vehicles may be equipped with side curtain air bags that contain an incorrect propellant mixture for the initiator component used, resulting in insufficient output of compressed gas.

The side curtain air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace one or both side curtain air bag modules, free of february 21, 2012. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru's recall number is wvz-36.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 .
10/17/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning Subaru is recalling certain model year 2011 outback and legacy vehicles manufactured from august 3, 2010, through july 1, 2011. the moonroof glass may come loose or detach. the amount and position of the adhesive between the glass and retainer was inadequately applied.

The moonroof glass can loosen and detach from the vehicle during driving, resulting in a potential road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the glass adhesion condition and either apply additional adhesive or replace the moonroof glass, free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during october 2011. owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Subaru's safety recall number is wvw-33. 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 .
06/11/04 Electrical and Air Conditioning The left and right side curtain air bags in certain vehicles involved in this campaign may not fully deploy rapidly enough when activated in a side impact collision. during a side impact test conducted by the insurance institute for highway safety (iihs), the test results indicated that there was a difference between the iihs test results and the result of side impact tests conducted by fhi.

This may result in failure to provide the intended head protection, increasing the risk of injury to a seat occupant.

Dealers will replace the left and right side curtain air bag modules. the recall began on june 11, 2004. owners should contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. .

Subaru recall no. wwr02.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
04/12/04 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).
10/07/14 Other Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 outback vehicles manufactured january 22, 2014, to august 18, 2014, and equipped with a subaru accessory trailer hitch assembly. during installation, the trailer hitch mounting nuts may have been overtightened, potentially resulting in failure of the trailer hitch mounting studs.

The mounting nut(s) may not provide sufficient force to remain attached to the studs or the studs themselves might break. if this were to happen while a trailer is being towed, the driver might not be able to operate the vehicle as desired or the trailer may detach from the vehicle. either situation could increase the risk of a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace all eight mounting nuts for the trailer hitch assembly, and will inspect all eight mounting studs for damage, free of charge. the recall began on october 7, 2014. owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. subaru's number for this recall is wqn-50.

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 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.
09/12/02 Other On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 6-cylinder engines, the aluminum wheels may have an off-center diameter.

This can result in the eventual loosening of the wheel hub-nuts during vehicle usage, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace all 4 aluminum wheels. owner notification began september 12, 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).

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Subaru Outback 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.