2010-2011 Subaru Legacy and Outback recalled again

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Subaru’s new Outback and Legacy have been recalled for the third time this year. A new issue affecting a number of manual transmission-equipped 2010 and 2011 models will not only cause another recall, but also a stop-sale on all potentially-affected vehicles.

NHTSA issued a statement, saying if the transmission gears are not properly lubricated, a groaning sound may begin to develop, alerting the driver to a problem. If this sound is ignored and no action is taken, the gears will eventually break and this condition will lead to vehicle power loss, possibly resulting in a crash.”

Vehicles will be repaired, free of charge, at any Subaru dealer in America. Most will simply have an oil lubrication hole drilled, though the automaker has informed its dealer network that vehicles with 6,250 miles or more will require the replacement of the third through sixth gearsets, as well as the main shaft.

A total of 809 Outback and Legacy models are affected by this recall, which is expected to officially go into effect on August 6. Owners are urged to contact their local dealers as soon as possible to have this problem corrected.

Posted: July 27th, 2010
at 7:01pm by The Editor

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