Sep
04
2015

SUBARU LEGACY/OUTBACK RECALL (USA)

Customer safety is our number one concern and priority at Subaru, and that’s why we strive to bring you the latest news when it comes to our vehicles, and the possibility that some of them may need to be recalled from time to time.

Subaru is recalling almost 2,900 Subaru Legacy and Outback crossover vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model  years. In recent testing, there has been some concern about reports that some of these vehicles may be at risk for overheating or catching fire.

While this recall has not yet affected Canadian vehicles, Subaru sent a notice to it’s American dealers stating:  “During the manufacturing process of the propeller shaft that connects to the vehicle’s transmission, the seal cap and seal located inside the propeller shaft yoke may have been deformed. As a result, the seal may leak transmission fluid.” If a fluid such as this were to leak onto a hot surface, such as an exhaust pipe, it could potentially ignite a fire.

The recall affects the Legacy and the Outback crossovers that were manufactured between July 3, 2015 and July 27, 2015, which is about 2,900 vehicles.

As we noted, this recall has not extended to Canada yet, but we like to make you aware of these things. Subaru has started to mail recall notices to the owners of these vehicles, and owners will be able to take their vehicles to a Subaru dealer, who will replace the propeller shaft at no charge.

Keep an eye on our blog here for updates and news regarding this recall, and if it will eventually affect Canada (which we hope it won’t)!