2016 Subaru OUTBACK Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Recall

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2016 Subaru OUTBACK Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Recall

 NHTSA Recall #113620
NHTSA Compaign #15V794000
MFG Compaign #WQV-57
 ManufacturerSubaru of America, Inc.
 SupplierSUBARU
 BrandSUBARU
 ModelOUTBACK
 Model Year2016
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT
 Date of notification10/12/15
 Begin date of manufacuring24/10/15
 End date of manufacturing17/11/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received24/11/15
 Report created24/11/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units3251
 Defect summarySubaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2016 legacy vehicles manufactured october 24, 2015, to november 16, 2015, and outback vehicles manufactured october 24, 2015, to november 17, 2015. Due to the improper tightening of the securing nuts, the drive shaft may separate from the rear differential.
 Consequence summaryIf the drive shaft detaches from the rear differential, it may strike the fuel tank and result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
 Corrective actionSubaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the fastening nuts, and tighten or replace them, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on december 10, 2015. Owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. Subaru's number for this recall is wqv-57.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • 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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