2012 Subaru Outback Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    13V077000
    Recall Date
    03/05/2013
    Component
    VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY
    Summary

    SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 OUTBACK AND LEGACY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 6, 2011, THROUGH MAY 12, 2011. THE MOONROOF GLASS MAY COME LOOSE OR DETACH. THE AMOUNT AND POSITION OF THE ADHESIVE BETWEEN THE GLASS AND RETAINER WAS INADEQUATELY APPLIED.

    Consequence

    THE MOONROOF GLASS CAN LOOSEN AND DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE DURING DRIVING, RESULTING IN A POTENTIAL ROAD HAZARD FOR OTHER VEHICLES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    SUBARU HAS NOTIFIED THE AFFECTED OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE GLASS ADHESION CONDITION AND EITHER APPLY ADDITIONAL ADHESIVE OR REPLACE THE MOONROOF GLASS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN FEBRUARY 22, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

  • Recall Number
    13V078000
    Recall Date
    03/05/2013
    Component
    VISIBILITY/WIPER
    Summary

    SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 OUTBACK AND LEGACY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 6, 2011, THROUGH MAY 12, 2011. COMPONENTS INSIDE THE WIPER MOTOR BOTTOM COVER MAY OVERHEAT.

    Consequence

    IF THE COMPONENTS OVERHEAT, THE WIPER MOTOR BOTTOM COVER MAY MELT AND POTENTIALLY CATCH FIRE.

    What Owners Should Do

    SUBARU HAS NOTIFIED ALL AFFECTED OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT WIPER MOTOR BOTTOM COVER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN FEBRUARY 22, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

  • Recall Number
    13V061000
    Recall Date
    02/25/2013
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    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
    EQUIPMENT
    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
    12V047000
    Recall Date
    02/09/2012
    Component
    AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
    Summary

    SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 1, 2011, THROUGH DECEMBER 23, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS THAT CONTAIN AN INCORRECT PROPELLANT MIXTURE FOR THE INITIATOR COMPONENT USED, RESULTING IN INSUFFICIENT OUTPUT OF COMPRESSED GAS.

    Consequence

    THE SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

    What Owners Should Do

    SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ONE OR BOTH SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG MODULES, FREE OF FEBRUARY 21, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

  • Recall Number
    11V562000
    Recall Date
    11/29/2011
    Component
    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
    Summary

    SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 IMPREZA SEDANS AND WAGONS (EXCEPT WRX/STI MODELS), MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 21, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2011, AND LEGACY AND OUTBACK VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 17, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 23, 2011. THESE VEHICLES MAY BE EQUIPPED WITH A BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER THAT COULD MALFUNCTION AND CAUSE AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL DISTANCE REQUIRED TO SLOW OR STOP THE VEHICLE.

    Consequence

    THE DRIVER MIGHT MISJUDGE THE AMOUNT OF BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE DESIRED STOPPING DISTANCE. THIS COULD OCCUR UNEXPECTEDLY AND WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER AND IF NECESSARY, REPLACE IT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING DECEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.