Video: Subaru Will Recall Hundreds Of Cars Because Of One Employee
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
Subaru has announced a recall campaign in the United States that will affect 314 Outbacks and 69 Subaru Imprezas. As Carscoops clarifies, all cars were produced in December last year, and the same conveyor worker had a hand in all of them.
- The reason for the recall was possible malfunctions in the operation of the transmission selector (a variator is used on both models). Malfunctions can be triggered by assembly errors. The company claims that a certain employee on the assembly line, while tightening the lever cable nuts, made a mistake in the torque wrench tightening torque. Too loosely tightened the nut and can cause incorrect operation of the selector.
Despite the fact that the initiator of the service campaign was the national regulator (Highway Safety Agency, NHTSA), Subaru says it was done at the suggestion of the manufacturer. A possible problem was discovered at the end of December during random quality control on the conveyor, and the announced recall was the result of an internal investigation. The firm will send for inspection all the cars the aforementioned worker may have been involved in assembling.
- Dealers of the brand have already been informed, and Subaru will begin to notify the owners of potentially problematic cars on February 19. It is specially stipulated that not a single incident associated with a loosely tightened nut has been recorded.
- Earlier, the American division of Subaru bought the 30-year-old Legacy station wagon from a private owner. Despite the impressive mileage, the car will become part of the company's own collection.