Sunday, September 11, 2011

200,000 Subarus to be Recalled for Windshield Visibility Concerns


Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
SUBARU / LEGACY 2010-2011
SUBARU / OUTBACK 2010-2011

Manufacturer: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.

Mfr's Report Date: SEP 06, 2011
Component:VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Potential Number of Units Affected:195,080

Summary: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 OUTBACK AND LEGACY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 7, 2010, THROUGH MAY 20, 2011. COMPONENTS INSIDE THE WIPER MOTOR BOTTOM COVER MAY OVERHEAT.

Consequence: IF THE BOTTOM COVER OVERHEATS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS MAY BECOME INOPERABLE, REDUCING THE OPERATORS VISIBILITY, WHICH MAY INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF A CRASH OR A FIRE COULD RESULT. Remedy:

SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT WIPER MOTOR BOTTOM COVER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

Notes: SUBARU'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS WVV-32. 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/ .


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