Recalls for 2013 Subaru Outback

There are currently 4 recalls for your car.


What Should You Do?

Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 13V194000

Recall Date: 05/13/2013

Component: STEERING

Problem Summary: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 OUTBACK AND LEGACY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2012, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2012. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE INNER AND OUTER SHAFTS OF THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY MAY BECOME DISENGAGED FROM ONE ANOTHER.

Consequence: IF THE SHAFTS BECOME DISENGAGED, THE DRIVER WOULD LOSE THE ABILITY TO STEER THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY WITH A NEW ONE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 14, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783. SUBARU'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS WQI-45.

Recall Number: 13V194000

Recall Date: 05/13/2013

Component: STEERING:COLUMN

Problem Summary: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 OUTBACK AND LEGACY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 15, 2012, THROUGH JUNE 15, 2012. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE INNER AND OUTER SHAFTS OF THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY MAY BECOME DISENGAGED FROM ONE ANOTHER.

Consequence: IF THE SHAFTS BECOME DISENGAGED, THE DRIVER WOULD LOSE THE ABILITY TO STEER THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY WITH A NEW ONE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 14, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783. SUBARU'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS WQI-45.

Recall Number: 13V061000

Recall Date: 02/25/2013

Component: EQUIPMENT

Problem Summary: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC OR CVT TRANSMISSION AND AN AUDIOVOX REMOTE ENGINE STARTER (RES) ACCESSORY, CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 IMPREZA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A CVT TRANSMISSION AND AN AUDIOVOX REMOTE ENGINE STARTER (RES) ACCESSORY, AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 XV CROSSTREK VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A CVT TRANSMISSION AND AN AUDIOVOX REMOTE ENGINE STARTER (RES) ACCESSORY. ADDITIONALLY INCLUDED ARE CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES THAT MAY HAVE RECEIVED REPLACEMENT RES FOBS. IF THE RES FOB IS DROPPED, THE FOB MAY MALFUNCTION AND RANDOMLY TRANSMIT AN ENGINE START REQUEST WITHOUT PRESSING THE BUTTON.

Consequence: THE ENGINE MAY INADVERTENTLY START AND RUN FOR UP TO FIFTEEN MINUTES. THE ENGINE MAY CONTINUE TO START AND STOP UNTIL THE FOB BATTERY IS DEPLETED, OR UNTIL THE VEHICLE RUNS OUT OF FUEL. IF THE VEHICLE IS PARKED IN AN ENCLOSED AREA, THERE IS A RISK OF CARBON MONOXIDE BUILD-UP WHICH MAY CAUSE HEADACHES, DIZZINESS OR, IN EXTREME CASES, UNCONSCIOUSNESS AND/OR ASPHYXIATION.

What Owners Should Do: SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RES KEY FOBS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY THE END OF APRIL 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Recall Number: 13V061000

Recall Date: 02/25/2013

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Problem Summary: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC OR CVT TRANSMISSION AND AN AUDIOVOX REMOTE ENGINE STARTER (RES) ACCESSORY, CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 IMPREZA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A CVT TRANSMISSION AND AN AUDIOVOX REMOTE ENGINE STARTER (RES) ACCESSORY, AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 XV CROSSTREK VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A CVT TRANSMISSION AND AN AUDIOVOX REMOTE ENGINE STARTER (RES) ACCESSORY. ADDITIONALLY INCLUDED ARE CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES THAT MAY HAVE RECEIVED REPLACEMENT RES FOBS. IF THE RES FOB IS DROPPED, THE FOB MAY MALFUNCTION AND RANDOMLY TRANSMIT AN ENGINE START REQUEST WITHOUT PRESSING THE BUTTON.

Consequence: THE ENGINE MAY INADVERTENTLY START AND RUN FOR UP TO FIFTEEN MINUTES. THE ENGINE MAY CONTINUE TO START AND STOP UNTIL THE FOB BATTERY IS DEPLETED, OR UNTIL THE VEHICLE RUNS OUT OF FUEL. IF THE VEHICLE IS PARKED IN AN ENCLOSED AREA, THERE IS A RISK OF CARBON MONOXIDE BUILD-UP WHICH MAY CAUSE HEADACHES, DIZZINESS OR, IN EXTREME CASES, UNCONSCIOUSNESS AND/OR ASPHYXIATION.

What Owners Should Do: SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE RES KEY FOBS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY THE END OF APRIL 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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