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Subaru Recall WWM-96: Subaru/Rear Suspension Subframe Corrosion

2001 Subaru Outback

If such breakage occurs while the vehicle is being operated, control of the vehicle could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

Suspension — Rear

Summary
This recall applies to certain passenger vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Certain rear suspension subframe components were produced with poor paint quality which, after continued exposure to corrosive road salts for a period of several years, could result in rust-out of the component and possible breakage of the subframe.
Actions
Dealers will clean and rust-proof the rear suspension subframe. Owner notification began July 14, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Documents (18)

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Date Announced
APR 22, 2003
Vehicles Affected
170,000
Subaru Recall #
WWM-96
NHTSA Campaign #
03V153000
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