Recall List for the 2017 Subaru Outback

Official recalls have been issued for the 2017 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. 2017 Subaru Outback STEERING:COLUMN, AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER NHTSA Campaign #16V716000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 06, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 54

    Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured September 21, 2016, to September 23, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the knee guard bracket may not be properly attached to the steering beam assembly.

    Consequence: If the knee guard is not properly attached and the driver is not wearing a seatbelt, the knee guard may not be able to properly restrain the driver's lower body in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

    Actions: Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the knee guard welding on each vehicle's steering beam, replacing the beam as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 14, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTL-72. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V716000 »

  2. 2017 Subaru Outback SUSPENSION, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER NHTSA Campaign #16V576000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 03, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 99

    Summary: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Outback vehicles manufactured June 20, 2016, to June 23, 2016. The affected vehicles may have improperly tightened attaching bolts for the front left and right brake calipers, wheel hubs, and the right stabilizer clamp.

    Consequence: If any of the front brake caliper, wheel hub or stabilizer clamp attaching bolts loosen or detach, the related components would also become loose and may detach possibly making the vehicle unstable and reducing the braking capability. These conditions would increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the bolts for proper torque, and replace any loose bolts, free of charge. The recall began on August 8, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTE-66. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V576000 »

  3. 2017 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 »

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