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2013 Subaru Legacy Recall
May 22, 2013Subaru has announced that they are recalling certain models of the 2013 Subaru Outback vehicles manufactured from February 15, 2012 through June 15, 2012. They stated that in the affected vehicles, the inner and outer shafts of the steering column assembly may become disengaged from one another. If the shafts become disengaged, the driver would loose the ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering column assembly with a new one, free of charge. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-4236.
What is a recall?
A recall is an action by the Company to remedy a safety or emissions related concern related to a vehicle defect or regulatory requirement. It may require that you return your vehicle to the dealer for service. If your vehicle is not affected, it may be because it was built at a different time or using a different part than the affected vehicles.
What is a Technical Service Bulletin?
Technical Service Bulletins, or TSBs, are the way that car makers notify their dealer service departments of known problems with specific model vehicles. These bulletins are also available to independent garages, owners, and do-it-yourselfers.
What is a Vehicle Defect Investigation?
Motor vehicle and related safety defect investigations of vehicles, tires and equipment opened since 1972. Investigations are opened as a result of suspected component failures that present a risk to highway safety, and from non-compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.