2016-2017 Subaru Outback and Legacy Recalled for Steering Loss
The NHTSA reports that Subaru of America is recalling 2016-2017 Subaru Outback wagon and Legacy sedan models due to a steering loss issue. Both vehicles were manufactured at the Subaru plant in Lafayette, Indiana between February 29, 2016, to May 6, 2016. The potential issue could be dangerous to the driver and passengers.
What’s the issue?
The National Highway Transportation Safety Association (NHTSA) says the Outback and Legacy steering columns may have been improperly machined. When the steering wheel is turned, there may be a loss of complete steering in both direction of the wheels in the affected vehicles. The loss of steering ability would increase the risk of a crash.
What’s the remedy?
Subaru will notify owners of the recall and asked to bring the car into a local Subaru dealer. Dealers will inspect the lot number on the steering column, to determine if its one of the improperly machined units. If it is, Subaru will replace the steering column, as necessary, free of charge.
What should owners do?
The recall begins today, 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. It’s important to note: Owners are being advised not to drive their 2016-2017 Subaru Outback and Legacy models until their vehicles have been inspected.
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