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2013 Subaru Legacy Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 3 official 2013 Subaru Legacy recalls. Find out if your 2013 Subaru Legacy needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 27, 2016

The motor that operates the windshield wipers may overheat, causing the wiper operation to fail. This could result in decreased visibility and result in a crash. The wiper motor plastic cover could also melt, resulting in a fire hazard.

Recall repairs on your Subaru must be performed by a Subaru dealership. Subaru will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Subaru dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 13, 2013

The ability to steer the vehicle may unexpectedly be lost due to a failure inside the steering column.

Subaru began notifying owners of affected vehicles on May 15, 2013. If you have any concern with your steering, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have please contact your dealer for instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Subaru recall number is WQI-45.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 25, 2013

Certain Subaru vehicles equipped with a remote starting system are being recalled because if the remote is dropped, the engine may start unexpectedly and continue to run. Key fobs integrated on the vehicle key are not affected by this condition.

Customer notification will begin toward the end of April 2013. If you have an affected vehicle, Subaru will notify you. If you believe your car is affected or experience problems with the remote start system, you should contact your Subaru dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Subaru recall number is WQF-42.