2015 Subaru Outback recalls

2015 Subaru Outback

5 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 2015 Subaru Outback

Official recalls have been issued for the 2015 Subaru Outback by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Subaru service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Subaru customer service.

  1. 2015 Subaru Outback STEERING:COLUMN NHTSA Campaign #16V292000

    • Date Announced: MAY 11, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 48,819

    Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured February 29, 2016, to May 6, 2016. The steering column on the affected vehicles may have been improperly machined, and as a result, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels.

    Consequence: The loss of steering ability would increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lot number on the steering column, replacing the steering column, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 13, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783 or by visiting www.wtd65.service-campaign.com. Subaru's number for this recall is WTD-65. Note: Until the vehicles have been inspected, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V292000 »

  2. 2015 Subaru Outback ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL NHTSA Campaign #16V251000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 27, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 766

    Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured on July 20, 2015. The brake fluid used in these vehicles may contain excess moisture which may adversely affect the performance of the electronic stability control system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 126, "Electronic Stability Control Systems."

    Consequence: Poor performance of the electronic stability control system when it is activated may result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will perform an ABS activation, then flush and replace the brake fluid, free of charge. The recall began on May 20, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTC-64. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V251000 »

  3. 2015 Subaru Outback POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT NHTSA Campaign #15V502000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 10, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,893

    Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2015 and 2016 model year Subaru Legacy 4-Door and Outback vehicles manufactured July 3, 2015, to July 27, 2015. Transmission oil may leak from a deformed seal cap on the propeller shaft yoke.

    Consequence: If the transmission oil leaks onto the exhaust pipe, there is a possible risk of fire.

    Actions: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the propeller shaft, free of charge. The recall began on August 28, 2015. Owners may contact 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQU-56. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V502000 »

  4. 2015 Subaru Outback EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH, FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING NHTSA Campaign #15V366000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 12, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 71,710

    Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Legacy vehicles manufactured March 10, 2014, to April 16, 2015, Outback vehicles manufactured February 24, 2014, to April 16, 2015, Impreza vehicles manufactured September 9, 2014, to April 14, 2015, XV Crosstrek vehicles manufactured October 16, 2014, to April 15, 2015, and 2016 WRX vehicles manufactured March 23, 2015, and equipped with the Eyesight Driver Assist System. If the switch that activates the brake lights fails, the automatic pre-collision braking component of the driver assist system will not function.

    Consequence: If the automatic pre-collision braking system does not function as intended, the vehicle will not react to an obstacle in its path, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the driver assist system, free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQS-54. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V366000 »

  5. 2015 Subaru Outback TRAILER HITCHES NHTSA Campaign #14V577000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 56

    Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Outback vehicles manufactured January 22, 2014, to August 18, 2014, and equipped with a Subaru accessory trailer hitch assembly. During installation, the trailer hitch mounting nuts may have been overtightened, potentially resulting in failure of the trailer hitch mounting studs.

    Consequence: The mounting nut(s) may not provide sufficient force to remain attached to the studs or the studs themselves might break. If this were to happen while a trailer is being towed, the driver might not be able to operate the vehicle as desired or the trailer may detach from the vehicle. Either situation could increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace all eight mounting nuts for the trailer hitch assembly, and will inspect all eight mounting studs for damage, free of charge. The recall began on October 7, 2014. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQN-50. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V577000 »

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