Recent reports state that owners of 2016 and 2017 Outback and Subaru Legacy vehicles may not be safe to operate their vehicles. In fact, Subaru has issued a recall of about 48,500 of these crossovers and sedans due to steering system defects that can leave drivers and passengers at serious risk for injury.
To protect drivers, Subaru has outlined the vehicles’ problem on their service campaign page, which stated that the steering columns of these models may not have been designed and manufactured according to specifications. Subaru goes on to explain that a certain tool, one they believe may have been insufficient for various reasons, was used during the manufacturing process, causing incorrect machining in one of the steering column shafts. If a vehicle’s steering column shaft is not properly machined, the steering wheel may not cause the direction of the tires to change, putting persons inside the vehicle at risk for serious auto accidents.
Subaru urges persons with these vehicles to contact their local Subaru dealer as soon as possible. Because they would like to keep consumers safe, the company has offered to tow vehicles back to the dealership, in order to replace the steering columns, at no cost to individuals with these vehicles. Additionally, the cost of replacement will be covered by Subaru.
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