By Jennifer Geiger on March 15, 2013
Subaru is recalling just 16 model-year 2012 versions of the Outback and Legacy due to a problem with the windshield wiper motor, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It's an expansion of an earlier recall that affected model-year 2010-11 versions of the cars.
The affected vehicles were manufactured from April 6 through May 12, 2011 (check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb), and use a wiper motor cover that may overheat. This could lead to a fire.
Subaru has already notified all affected owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor cover for free. Owners can call Subaru at 800-782-2783 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer