2004 Subaru IMPREZA Vehicle Speed Control Cables Recall

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2004 Subaru IMPREZA Vehicle Speed Control Cables Recall

 NHTSA Recall #42442
NHTSA Compaign #04V128000
MFG Compaign #WWQ-01
 Model Year2004
 Date of notification12/04/04
 Begin date of manufacuring05/09/00
 End date of manufacturing12/02/04
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received16/03/04
 Report created22/03/04
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units127580
 Defect summaryOn certain passenger sedans, wagons, and sport utility vehicles, the cruise control cable could come out of its track on the cruise control lever and lodge on the control lever tab when the accelerator pedal is released. If this condition occurs, the throttle will not return to the idle position and will remain in an open position.
 Consequence summaryIf this occurs during vehicle operation, the driver could lose control of the vehicle, which could result in a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will install a cruise control cable retaining clip to the cruise control lever tab on the throttle shaft in order to prevent the cruise control cable from coming out of its track. Owner notification began on april 12, 2004. Owners should contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
 Recall notesSubaru recall no. Wwq-01. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

  • 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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