WRO-23 Water Pipe Bolt Tightening – 2024 Subaru Forester

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October 26, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V723000

Engine Water Pipe May Leak Coolant

Leaking coolant can contact a hot exhaust pipe, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V723000

Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 49

 

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2024 Forester vehicles. The engine water pipe may have loose attachment bolts, allowing the pipe to lose its seal and leak coolant.

 

Remedy

Dealers will tighten the water pipe attachment bolts, free of charge. The affected vehicles have not been sold to owners and therefore no owner notification letters will be sent. Owners may contact Subaru’s customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WRO-23.

 

Notes

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

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Description of the Defect and Safety Risk

The vehicles included in this recall may have insufficiently tightened engine water pipe attachment bolt(s). Over time, a loose attachment bolt may result in the water pipe losing its seal and coolant may leak. If coolant were to leak, it could contact a hot exhaust pipe, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

Remedy

For all potentially affected vehicles, Subaru will tighten the water pipe attachment bolts to the specified torque at its port processing facilities prior to delivery to Subaru retailers.

 

Affected Vehicles

A total of 49 U.S. vehicles will be included in this recall as listed below. Not all vehicles produced on the same production date are affected by this recall. None of the potentially affected vehicles have been sold to retailers or retail purchasers. This information will be available later today.

 


Chronology :

September 13, 2023 – Subaru identified an insufficiently tightened water pipe attachment bolt on an engine assembly and opened an investigation.

September 14 – October 11, 2023 – Subaru identified a work instruction as the likely root cause. Subaru then identified the potentially affected production period and vehicle population.

October 19, 2023 – For the entire population of potentially affected vehicles, Subaru is not aware of any field reports, warranty claims, or VOQs related to this condition. However, out of an abundance of caution, Subaru decided to conduct a safety recall.

Subaru is not aware of any reports involving accident, fire or injury related to this condition.

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU FORESTER 2024

 


3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V723-1679.PDF 214.083KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V723-7925.pdf 687.982KB

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Subaru – WRO23 Subarunet Announcement – October 2023

RCMN-23V723-7510.pdf 165.997KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V723&docType=RCL

 


 

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