WTL-72 – Improperly Aligned Knee Guard Bracket – 2017 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V716
Manufacturer Subaru of America, Inc.
Components STEERING, AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 54

 

Improperly Aligned Knee Guard Bracket

If the knee guard is not properly attached and the driver is not wearing a seatbelt, the knee guard may not be able to properly restrain the driver’s lower body in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

 

Summary

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured September 21, 2016, to September 23, 2016.

In the affected vehicles, the knee guard bracket may not be properly attached to the steering beam assembly.

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WTK-71 – Windshield Wiper Motor – 2010-2014 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V694
Component(s): VISIBILITY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 592,647

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

 

SUMMARY:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Legacy vehicles manufactured November 26, 2008, to June 7, 2013, and 2010-2014 Outback vehicles manufactured January 9, 2009 to June 7, 2013. Due to contamination, components within the windshield wiper motor bottom cover may interfere with each other.

If an obstruction, such as a buildup of snow or ice prevents the wiper arms from being able to stop in the parked position, the wiper motor may overheat and the bottom cover may melt.

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WTE-66 Front Brake Caliper, Wheel Hub and Stabilizer Clamp Attaching Bolt Torque – 2017 Suabru Outback

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V576
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC , SUSPENSION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 99

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

 

SUMMARY:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Outback vehicles manufactured June 20, 2016, to June 23, 2016.

The affected vehicles may have improperly tightened attaching bolts for the front left and right brake calipers, wheel hubs, and the right stabilizer clamp.

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WTC-64 – VDC System Filter Clogged – Noncompliance with FMVSS No. 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems” – 2015 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NHTSA

16V251

SUMMARY:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured on July 20, 2015.

The brake fluid used in these vehicles may contain excess moisture which may adversely affect the performance of the electronic stability control system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems.”

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Inspection and Repair Procedure for Stop Sale / Recall Campaign WTD-65: Steering Column – 2016-2017 Subaru Legacy & Outback

NHTSA

16V292

SUMMARY:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured February 29, 2016, to May 6, 2016.

The steering column on the affected vehicles may have been improperly machined, and as a result, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels.

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