Subaru has acted very fast in announcing a recall for their 2013 Legacy and Outback, because it didn’t seem that long ago before an investigation was launched, and now the Subaru recalls have already begun, in fact they just started today.
The models being recalled are the 2013 Outback sedan and the Legacy, which were manufactured from February 15 to June 15, 2012. The reason for the recall is due to the inner and outer shafts of the steering column assembly, as in some cases they may become disengaged from each other.
If this were to happen then the consequences could be bad, as the driver would not be able to steer the vehicle, which could cause an accident. This issue should not be taken lightly, and so you are asked to contact Subaru or the NHTSA hotline.
To remedy the Subaru 2013 Legacy and Outback recall issue your local dealer will replace the faulty steering assembly for a new unit, which will be free of charge.
Phone Subaru on 1-800-782-2783 or the NHTSA on 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
Back in April there was another recall for these vehicles, but this time for the 2005 to 2009 models. This was due to a corrosion issue. And also last month Subaru had to recall their 2014 Subaru Forester, because the mats were curling up and getting in the way of the pedals.
Do you prefer your Japanese cars to be made in Japan or America, because some people believe having them made in the US is one of the reasons why there are so many Japanese vehicle recalls, but would you agree?