2014 Subaru Legacy, Outback and 2013 Tribeca Recalled for Rollaway Risk | Edmunds

2014 Subaru Legacy, Outback and 2013 Tribeca Recalled for Rollaway Risk


Just the Facts:
  • Subaru of America is recalling 202 2014 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles and the 2013 Subaru Tribeca to replace the automatic transmission because of a rollaway risk.
  • The parking rod may come loose inside the automatic transmission in the affected vehicles.
  • The recall is expected to begin at the end of August.

WASHINGTON — Subaru of America is recalling 202 2014 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles and the 2013 Subaru Tribeca to replace the automatic transmission because of a rollaway risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"In the affected vehicles, the parking rod may come loose inside the automatic transmission," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "As a result of the parking rod detaching, the transmission may not be able to be moved from the 'Park' position, preventing the vehicle from being moved or driven.

"Furthermore, even with the transmission shifted into the 'Park' position, the parking mechanism may not engage, and the vehicle may roll away while in the 'Park' position, increasing the risk of a crash."

The affected vehicles were built from June 12, 2013 through June 28, 2013.

Subaru dealers will replace the transmission in the recalled vehicles. The recall is expected to begin at the end of August. Owners can contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.

Edmunds says: The recall is expected to begin shortly, but if you notice a problem, take your vehicle to the dealership immediately.

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