2016 Subaru OUTBACK Steering Column Recall

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2016 Subaru OUTBACK Steering Column Recall

 NHTSA Recall #120077
NHTSA Compaign #16V292000
MFG Compaign #WTD-65
 ManufacturerSubaru of America, Inc.
 SupplierSUBARU
 BrandSUBARU
 ModelOUTBACK
 Model Year2016
 ComponentSTEERING:COLUMN
 Date of notification13/05/16
 Begin date of manufacuring29/02/16
 End date of manufacturing06/05/16
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received11/05/16
 Report created11/05/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units48819
 Defect summarySubaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 legacy and outback vehicles manufactured february 29, 2016, to may 6, 2016. The steering column on the affected vehicles may have been improperly machined, and as a result, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels.
 Consequence summaryThe loss of steering ability would increase the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionSubaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lot number on the steering column, replacing the steering column, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began may 13, 2016. Owners may contact subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783 or by visiting http://www. Wtd65. Service-campaign. Com. Subaru's number for this recall is wtd-65. Note: until the vehicles have been inspected, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles.
 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.
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  • 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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