Accessory Trailer Hitch L101SAJ001 Receiver Tube Issue – 2010+ Subaru Outback

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NHTSA ID Number: 10234856

Manufacturer Communication Number: 1516313

Summary

Accessory Trailer Hitch L101SAJ001

 


NUMBER: 15-163-13
DATE: 05/20/13

APPLICABILITY: 2010MY and later Outback Models
SUBJECT: Accessory Trailer Hitch L101SAJ001 Receiver Tube Issue

 

INTRODUCTION

This Bulletin advises of a potential quality issue with the Genuine Subaru Accessory Trailer Hitch, part number L101SAJ001. The issue involves the inside dimensions of the receiver tube.  Customers may have trouble fully installing either the trailer hitch ball mount and / or the hitch mounted bike attachment into the receiver far enough to allow the hitch pin to be inserted.

IMPORTANT:  Should a customer report difficulty installing the trailer hitch ball mount or the trailer hitch mounted bike carrier, the trailer hitch must be replaced under warranty.  Do not attempt to sand, file, de-burr or in any way modify the hitch ball mount, hitch mounted bike carrier or the inside of the receiver tube.

 

COUNTERMEASURE IN PRODUCTION

Once current warehouse inventory has been inspected and dealer shipments resume, another announcement will be posted to Subarunet. Labels with a green dot as shown above have been confirmed OK to install.

 

PART INFORMATION

IMPORTANT:  If you have any stock of the part number L101SAJ000 in your inventory, these kits are OK to sell and do NOT need to be returned.  Only part number L101SAJ001 is affected.

 

SERVICE PROCEDURE / INFORMATION

We request dealers to return any inventory of L101SAJ001 which may be in inventory to their facing warehouse.  Once the number of hitches in inventory has been identified, contact your Parts Information Coordinators with the quantity and a return will be entered for you.  Any freight expenses incurred for returning these hitches can be claimed using normal reimbursement procedures.

 


14 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
SUBARU OUTBACK 2010-2023

 


1 Associated Document

Manufacturer Communications

NUMBER: 15-163-13
DATE: 05/20/13

https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls?nhtsaId=10234856

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