2013 Subaru Outback and Legacy Recalled To Replace Steering Column Assembly


  • 2013 Subaru Outback Picture

    2013 Subaru Outback Picture

    Subaru is recalling 5,379 2013 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles in the U.S. to replace a defective steering column assembly. | May 15, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Subaru is recalling 5,379 2013 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles in the U.S. to replace a defective steering column assembly.
  • The shafts of the steering column may become disengaged, causing the driver to lose the ability to steer.
  • The recall is expected to begin today.

WASHINGTON — Subaru is recalling 5,379 2013 Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles in the U.S. to replace a defective steering column assembly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"In the affected vehicles, the inner and outer shafts of the steering column assembly may become disengaged from one another," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the shafts become disengaged, the driver would lose the ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash."

The affected vehicles were built from February 15, 2012 through June 15, 2012. Subaru told federal safety regulators that it has received two customer complaints regarding loss of steering ability.

Subaru dealers will replace the steering column assembly with a new one. The recall is expected to begin on May 15. Owners can contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Edmunds says: If you own one of the recalled 2013 Subaru Outback or Legacy vehicles, you should be able to take care of this problem immediately.

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