Are New 2017 Subaru Outbacks Too Dangerous to Drive?
Subaru of America is recalling 2016-2017 Subaru Outback wagon and Legacy sedan models due to a steering loss issue. The potential issue could be so dangerous to the driver and passengers, that Subaru has told customers to stop driving the vehicles until they can get checked out. Specifically, the Outback and Legacy, in some instances, won’t respond to the turning of their steering wheels.
What is Subaru doing about it?
Apparently, Subaru dealers will send a tow truck to owner’s homes to pick up the Outback and Legacy models so owners don’t have to drive them in to the dealership. They will then determine if they have the defective steering columns that may have been improperly machined. If they do, owners will have to wait for delivery of the parts and then have them installed. There is no announced time frame for the new steering column parts to be ready.
Not all vehicles have been sold
About 53,000 vehicles are affected by the recall and around 30,000 of the Outback wagons and Legacy sedans are still on dealer lots according to CNN Money. Subaru has issued a stop sell order on the Outback and Legacy models because of the dangerous situation.
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. 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.
Source: CNN Money
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