Subaru Recall WVX-34: Front Lower Control Arm/Transverse Link

2004 Subaru Forester

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A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Suspension — Front — Control Arm — Lower Arm

Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2002-2007 impreza, model year 2003-2008 Forester, and model year 2005-2006 Saab 9-2X vehicles manufactured from September 5, 2000 through November 26, 2007 originally sold, or currently registered in, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The front lower control arms may break at the hanger brackets due to corrosion if the hanger bracket is exposed to salty and humid environments such as roads containing snow melting agent.
Actions
Subaru will handle their vehicles and Saab will handle theirs. Dealers will inspect the degree of corrosion of the front lower control arms, and will either rustproof or replace them. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during December 2011. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
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Date Announced
SEP 06, 2011
Vehicles Affected
318,215
Subaru Recall #
WVX-34
NHTSA Campaign #
11V464000
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