2004 Subaru IMPREZA Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Recall

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2004 Subaru IMPREZA Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Arm Recall

 NHTSA Recall #70629
NHTSA Compaign #11V464000
MFG Compaign #WVX-34
 Model Year2004
 Date of notification31/12/11
 Begin date of manufacuring05/09/00
 End date of manufacturing26/11/07
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received06/09/11
 Report created08/09/11
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units318215
 Defect summarySubaru is recalling certain model year 2002-2007 impreza, model year 2003-2008 forester, and model year 2005-2006 saab 9-2x vehicles manufactured from september 5, 2000 through november 26, 2007 originally sold, or currently registered in, massachusetts, maryland, michigan, new hampshire, new york, pennsylvania, vermont, wisconsin, connecticut, delaware, iowa, illinois, indiana, maine, minnesota, missouri, new jersey, ohio, rhode island, west virginia and the district of columbia. The front lower control arms may break at the hanger brackets due to corrosion if the hanger bracket is exposed to salty and humid environments such as roads containing snow melting agent.
 Consequence summaryA broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionSubaru will handle their vehicles and saab will handle theirs. Dealers will inspect the degree of corrosion of the front lower control arms, and will either rustproof or replace them. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during december 2011. Owners may contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Owners may contact saab at 1-800-955-9007.
 Recall notesThis is subaru's safety recall number wvx-34. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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