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 |  May 13 2010, 10:46 AM

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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.