2008 Subaru Outback

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Available in 7 styles:  2008 Subaru Outback 4dr AWD Station Wagon shown
Asking Price Range
$7,755–$18,631
Estimated MPG

17–20 city / 24–26 hwy

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Outback

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Recall number: 13V110000
Recall date: 03/27/2013

Problem Summary:

SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2009 OUTBACK AND LEGACY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 2003, THROUGH APRIL 2009 AND CURRENTLY, OR FORMERLY, REGISTERED IN CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. SALT WATER COULD SPLASH ON THE BRAKE LINES THROUGH A GAP IN THE FUEL TANK PROTECTOR, RESULTING IN EXCESSIVE CORROSION OF THE BRAKE LINES.

Consequence:

BRAKE LINE CORROSION MAY RESULT IN BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE. FLUID LEAKAGE MAY RESULT IN LONGER DISTANCES BEING REQUIRED TO SLOW OR STOP THE VEHICLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLES. IF NO BRAKE FLUID SEEPAGE IS OBSERVED, THE AFFECTED AREA WILL BE RUSTPROOFED WITH ANTI-CORROSION WAX. IF BRAKE FLUID SEEPAGE IS OBSERVED, THE BRAKE LINES WILL BE REPLACED FOLLOWED BY RUSTPROOFING WITH ANTI-CORROSION WAX. THESE SERVICES WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783. SUBARU'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS WQG-43.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/01/2007 and 04/30/2008.


EQUIPMENT

Recall number: 09E011000
Recall date: 04/02/2009

Problem Summary:

THULE, INC. IS RECALLING 2,323 OWNER-INSTALLED ROOF-MOUNTED FIT KITS, MODELS 3068 AND 3069, MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2008 AND FEBRUARY 28, 2009 THAT ARE USED WITH THULE PODIUM FOOT PACKS, MODELS 460 AND 460R. THESE FIT KITS WERE SOLD AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE BOLT(S) USED TO SECURE THE FOOT TO THE VEHICLE WAS MANUFACTURED TO A HARDNESS THAT MAY CAUSE THE BOLT(S) TO BE BRITTLE AND POTENTIALLY BREAK UNDER STRESS.

Consequence:

THIS MAY RESULT IN THE BOLT(S) SNAPPING OFF DURING USE OR WITHOUT A LOAD. THE UNSECURED RACK AND LOAD CAN THEN COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING CREATING A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action:

THULE WILL MAIL A RETRO FIT KIT ALONG WITH REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS TO OWNERS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE APRIL 13, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THULE TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-238-2388.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 04/17/2009.


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