Japanese automaker Subaru has been tasked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to have two of their new models - the 2010 Legacy sedan and the Outback crossover - recalled over a flawed CVT cooler hose. It turns out that these CVT cooler hoses are susceptible to cracking or splitting, which could then lead to a fluid leak.

When that happens while the vehicles are being driven, it could potentially turn into a dangerous situation when the vehicle stops and could result in a crash. All in all, the recall is said to affect a total number of 29,443 models in the US with Subaru already informing all model owners to drop by their local Subaru dealerships to have the CVT cooler hoses replaced at no cost.

So, any owners who have either the 2010 Legacy sedan or the Outback crossover that fall under this recall, please can contact Subaru at 1-856-488-8500 to inquire about how to get this situation fixed.


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  (1) posted on 06.28.2010

INTERESTING!!! Subaru (for our 2010 liberity) has sent us a letter last week for the recall of a wiring fault "Within the steering roll conector" around the steering column which "may" cause a electrical fault and the "Non" operational of the air bags and... everything-else. BUT!! no letter in regards to the CVT Hmmm. But still love the car. Legacy is a liberity in Australia
Cheers Revs

  (367) posted on 05.19.2010

Oh is subaru taking the same path of toyota? Well i hope not.

  (380) posted on 05.19.2010

The problem is that the cars are being recalled for isn’t the gearbox itself but the hoses that carries the CVT coolant. There is a possibility that a crack or split of this hose can occur and thus resulting in fluid loss.

  (347) posted on 05.18.2010

Well I hope they resolve the problem sooner.

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