2016 Subaru OUTBACK Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Recall

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2016 Subaru OUTBACK Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Recall

 NHTSA Recall #116298
NHTSA Compaign #15V502000
MFG Compaign #WQU-56
 ManufacturerSubaru of America, Inc.
 SupplierSUBARU
 BrandSUBARU
 ModelOUTBACK
 Model Year2016
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
 Date of notification28/08/15
 Begin date of manufacuring03/07/15
 End date of manufacturing27/07/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received10/08/15
 Report created10/08/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units2893
 Defect summarySubaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2015 and 2016 model year subaru legacy 4-door and outback vehicles manufactured july 3, 2015, to july 27, 2015. Transmission oil may leak from a deformed seal cap on the propeller shaft yoke.
 Consequence summaryIf the transmission oil leaks onto the exhaust pipe, there is a possible risk of fire.
 Corrective actionSubaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the propeller shaft, free of charge. The recall began on august 28, 2015. Owners may contact 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is wqu-56.
 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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