Thursday, September 22, 2011

Subaru Recalls 70,000 New Vehicles for Defective Sunroofs


Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):

SUBARU / LEGACY 2011
SUBARU / OUTBACK 2011

Manufacturer: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.

Mfr's Report Date: SEP 06, 2011

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:11V467000 N/A

NHTSA Action Number:N/A Component:VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected: 69,590

Summary: 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.

Consequence: 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.

Remedy: 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.

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