• Subaru issues another recall for the 2010 Outback and the 2010 Legacy due to wiring problems

The problems accompanying the 2010 Subaru Legacy and Outback aren’t over, according to the National Highway Safety Administration.

A few months after being recalled for a flawed CVT cooler hose that could potentially crack or split, Subaru has issued another recall for their two models, with this latest issue being a wiring problem in the steering column behind the vehicle’s steering wheel that could develop stress cracks and, in turn, lead to an eventual break. This break could end up shutting down a number of the vehicle’s electrical components, including the cruise and radio controls, paddle shifters, and car horn, in the process.

All in all, over 74,000 models of both the 2010 Outback SUV and the Legacy sedan built between February 16, 2009 and April 12, 2010 are being subjected to the recall.

Owners of the said models are now being requested to get in contact with any of their local Subaru dealerships so in the event their vehicles are covered in the recall, the dealerships can take action and replace any of the defective parts at no cost.

It’s not the kind of news Subaru – or any other automaker – is looking to be attached to, but now that it is, it’s good to know that they’re making the effort in fixing the problem before the situation gets any worse.


Source: NHTSA

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  (406) posted on 11.9.2010

It’s not a huge deal, everyone has recalls, it’s how you handle them, and Subaru is
always very proactive.

  (858) posted on 11.3.2010

I guess we have to keep in mind the Legacy GT had just started production, and for the rest.

  (1332) posted on 08.31.2010

his is a major problem, wiring is the most delicate problem with cars, this might cause spark that may lead into flame.

  (309) posted on 08.27.2010

Many could have been injured with this negligence.

  (708) posted on 08.10.2010

I don’t know what’s wrong with those car manufacturers that made a drooling reviews and press release about their car. lot of good things to be excited then when finally its out on the market they are going to recall their product because of defectives specs. Manufactures should assure that ones the products is out in the market it should "perfect". They are losing their customer because of that lame move.

  (157) posted on 07.28.2010

How come Subaru involve in this kind of issue. They should be aware of the safety of their customer. Safety is first. They should improve their quality of work or waits for someone that would file a lawsuit against them.

  (406) posted on 07.19.2010

All kidding aside, I have not been following the Subi Toyota thing but is this a Subaru or a Toyota, because it looks more like a Toyota?

  (515) posted on 07.18.2010

It’s got cruise control....that doesn’t work. It’s got steering mounted audio....that doesn’t work. It’s got an airbag...that doesn’t work. And because of all these ly little faults, I was able to get this bucket of magnificence for just 1100 of my pounds.

  (665) posted on 07.14.2010

good luck for Subaru. i hope they wont end up like what happened to Toyota.

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