Subaru is recalling several of its Outback and Impreza vehicles after the firm learned that parts of the transmission levers were not tightened correctly. Because this problem can cause the gear selector to not function properly, officials believe that the vehicles pose injury risks. To avoid risks, the firm is mailing recall notifications to impacted vehicle owners beginning on February 19.
Once they receive the note in the mail, impacted car owners should schedule a visit with the dealer to have the issue addressed. Repairs will be carried out for free.
Issue Creates Safety Hazard To Subaru Drivers
In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s recall report, regulators said that the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) shifter lever cable nuts in the recalled vehicles were not adequately tightened during assembly. A loose nut, regulators added, expose car occupants to injury risks. If the matter isn’t promptly resolved, the issue can even lead to serious or fatal injuries.
Thankfully, the firm identified the problem during a sampling on the assembly line in late December 2020. No accidents related to this problem were reported, the firm added.
Firm Blames Employee For Auto Recall
Regulators with the NHTSA noted that Subaru believes the issue was caused by one factory worker who used an improper torque wrench technique during the assembly of the Outbacks between December 14 and 21, 2020, and of the Imprezas, which were put together between December 14 to 18, 2020. Because of the employee’s failure, the CVT shifter lever cable nuts in the impacted vehicles can become loose.
In order to avoid injury, car owners who believe their vehicle was impacted should follow Subaru’s instructions.
As soon as you receive a notice in the mail, contact the closest dealership and schedule a visit to have the nut tightened for free. If you are concerned for your safety in the meantime, you may contact Subaru at 1-844-373-6614 to learn more about the recall and how you should proceed to avoid injuries.
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