2012 Subaru Outback and Legacy Recalled for Two Problems


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    2012 Subaru Outback Picture

    Subaru of America is widening two earlier recalls to include the 2012 Subaru Outback and Legacy. | March 15, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Subaru of America is widening two earlier recalls to include the 2012 Subaru Outback and Legacy, according to NHTSA.
  • Subaru is recalling 14 2012 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles because the moonroof glass may come loose or detach.
  • Subaru is recalling 16 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles because the wiper motor bottom may melt and potentially catch fire.

WASHINGTON — Subaru of America is widening two earlier recalls to include the 2012 Subaru Outback and Legacy, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Subaru is recalling 14 2012 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles because the moonroof glass may come loose or detach, NHTSA said. The affected vehicles were manufactured from April 6, 2011 through May 12, 2011.

"The moonroof glass can loosen and detach from the vehicle during driving, resulting in a potential road hazard for other vehicles, increasing the risk of a crash," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem.

The recall is an extension of a previous recall announced in September 2011 that involved the 2011 Subaru Legacy and Outback.

Subaru dealers will either apply additional adhesive or replace the moonroof glass in the affected vehicles. The recall is underway.

Subaru is recalling 16 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles because the wiper motor bottom may melt and potentially catch fire, NHTSA said. The affected vehicles were manufactured from April 6, 2011 through May 12, 2011.

"Components inside the wiper motor bottom cover may overheat," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the components overheat, the wiper motor bottom cover may melt and potentially catch fire."

Subaru dealers will replace the front wiper motor bottom cover assembly in the affected vehicles. The recall is underway.

Owners can contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Edmunds says: If your 2012 Subaru Outback or Legacy is included in this recall, this is a problem you can take care of immediately.

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