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Two recalls target certain '12 Subaru Outback, Legacy vehicles




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March 19, 2013 | 977 views | Post a comment

SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Defects Investigation

Report Receipt Date: MAR 05, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V078000
Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
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.

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

REMEDY:
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.

NOTES:
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.

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Report Receipt Date: MAR 05, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V077000
Component(s): VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 14

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
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.

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 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.

NOTES:
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.
 
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