Subaru Recalling 30,000 Outback And Legacy Models Models Over CVT Issue

Subaru Recalling 30,000 Outback And Legacy Models Models Over CVT Issue

Subaru is recalling nearly 30,000 Outback and Legacy models due to a fault hose in the CVT transmission that could cause a fluid leak. Subaru says that only vehicles built between July 31 and December 1, 2009 are affected, and hasn’t mentioned any safety hazards in their recall notice. However a fluid leak has the potential to damage the transmission, which could be an expensive fix.

Recall notice after the jump

[Source: NHTSA]

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): 
SUBARU / LEGACY 2010
SUBARU / OUTBACK 2010

Manufacturer: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. Mfr’s Report Date: MAY 06, 2010 

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 29443 

Summary: 
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 OUTBACK AND LEGACY PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 31 THROUGH DECEMBER 1, 2009. A CRACK CAN OCCUR IN THE CVT COOLER HOSE RESULTING IN A FLUID LEAK. 

Consequence: 
THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A DESCRIPTION OF THE CONSEQUENCE AS IT RELATES TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY. 

Remedy: 
SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY AFFECTED COOLER HOSES FREE OF CHARGE. SUBARU HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-856-488-8500. 

Notes: 
SUBARU’S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS WVQ-27. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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