2012 Subaru Legacy, Outback Recalled for Windshield Wiper Issue

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Subaru is recalling its 2012 model year Outback and Legacy models for an issue with the windshield wiper motor.

Only 16 vehicles in total are affected by the recall, which is an expansion of a recall the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued earlier for 2010-2011 model year Outback and Legacy models.

The issue comes from a wiper motor cover that can overheat and potentially cause a fire, and the vehicles affected were manufactured from April 6, 2011 to April 12, 2011. Subaru has already notified all affected owners and dealers will replace the wiper motor cover for free.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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