Subaru Recalls

NHTSA safety recall results (91)

Recall information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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00V393
On certain passenger vehicles, possible fuel leakage of under-hood fuel hoses at low ambient temperatures (-40 degrees F) could result after the fuel hoses age and become less flexible. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Dealers will inspect for under-hood fuel hoses with Lot Numbers 0804 and 0806 and all fuel hoses with those numbers will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
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01V034
On these passenger vehicles, certain manually-adjustable (non-powered) inner front seat rails may have been improperly welded. In the event of a crash, the seat rail could break, injuring the occupant.
Dealers will replace these inner front seat-rails. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during March 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
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02T014
Certain Widetrack Baja A/T tires, size 30x9.50R15 LT, fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 119, "New Pneumatic Tires." The maximum load and inflation are incorrectly stated on the tires. These tires can be over-inflated and possibly contribute to a vehicle crash.
Bridgestone/Firestone dealers will replace these tires. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 10, 2002. Owners should contact BFS at 1-800-367-3872.
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02V079
On certain passenger vehicles, the brake master cylinders may not function properly in ambient temperatures below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit and lower). At these temperatures, the brakes may not release after being applied, even when the driver's foot is no longer on the brake pedal. This can occur without prior warning, possibly resulting in a crash.
Dealers will replace the master cylinders. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began March 21, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
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02V240
On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles with 4-cylinder engines, the water pump pulley center hole was improperly machined. In some instances, the interference fit between the inner wall of the pulley center hole and the water pump drive shaft was not as tight as specified in the drawing specification. This could result in the water pump pulley dislodging from the water pump shaft, which can cause severe engine damage/seizure during vehicle usage.
Dealers will replace the water pump. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 12, 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
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02V282
Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
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03V047
Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." In the event of a crash, the front seat belts could unlatch, which could result in injury to the seat occupant.
Dealers will replace the left and right front seat belt buckle/latch assemblies. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Feb. 24, 2003. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
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03V153
This applies to certain passenger vehicles sold or currently registered in the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Certain rear suspension subframe components were produced with poor paint quality which, after continued exposure to corrosive road salts for a period of several years, could result in rust-out of the component and possible breakage of the subframe. If such breakage occurs while the vehicle is being operated, control of the vehicle could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dealers will clean and rust-proof the rear suspension subframe. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during June or July 2003. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
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04V128
On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, the cruise control cable could come out of its track on the cruise control lever and lodge on the control lever tab when the accelerator pedal is released. If this condition occurs, the throttle will not return to the idle position and will remain in an open position. If this occurs during vehicle operation, the driver could lose control of the vehicle, which could result in a crash.
Dealers will install a cruise control cable retaining clip to the cruise control lever tab on the throttle shaft in order to prevent the cruise control cable from coming out of its track.
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00V391
On certain passenger vehicles, a casting flaw in the right front bearing housing could result in loss of steering if the casting flaw should exist in the tie-rod arm. This casting flaw could cause grease leakage, front wheel bearing failure due to loss of grease, or loss of steering due to tie-rod end separation.
Dealers will replace all front bearing housings. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
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