If You Own A 2016-17 Legacy or an Outback, DO NOT DRIVE IT !
This article was published on: 05/14/16 6:27 PM by Curt
Subaru is recalling 52,000 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured for the 2016 and 2107 model year because the steering can fail while the vehicle is in motion. Subaru has also ordered dealers to stop selling the 30,000 vehicles which remain on the showroom floors. Approximately 22,000 of the vehicles have been sold in the U.S.
The affected 2016 model year year vehicles were made between February 29, 2016 and May 6, 2016. The 2017 vehicles were manufactured between April 18th and April 29th of this year.
Subaru has said that the steering columns may have been manufactured improperly by a parts supplier. The columns may not engage properly with the rest of the steering system,causing the steering wheel to rotate freely and the driver could lose the ability to steer the vehicle.
Dealers will send technicians to a customer’s location to inspect the steering columns. If they weren’t manufactured properly, they will be replaced.
Subaru will offer loaner cars until parts are available.