1997 Subaru LEGACY Suspension Front Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Recall

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1997 Subaru LEGACY Suspension Front Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #10472
NHTSA Compaign #98V091000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerSUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
 SupplierSUBARU
 BrandSUBARU
 ModelLEGACY
 Model Year1997
 ComponentSUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY
 Date of notification29/06/98
 Begin date of manufacuring03/06/96
 End date of manufacturing30/09/96
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received04/05/98
 Report created06/05/98
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units29442
 Defect summaryVehicle description: passenger station wagon, sedan and sport utility vehicles. Due to improper welding, fractures can occur on the support bracket of the front transverse link.
 Consequence summarySuch fractures can result in partial or complete separation of the bracket causing a failure of the lower suspension mounting, leading to a loss of vehicle control.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect and replace if necessary the front suspension support brackets.
 Recall notesOwner notification began june 29, 1998. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact subaru at 1-800-782-2783. 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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