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Subaru Legacy Recall 10V196000

Transmission Cooler Hose May Leak Transmission Fluid

Drive Train, June 8, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The transmission has an oil cooler that helps maintain proper temperature of the transmission fluid. There is a hose on this cooler that may split, which will result in a fluid leak.

What Should You Do?

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any fluid leaks are noted. Please contact your Subaru dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary:

The hose to the continuously variable transmission oil cooler may split, which will cause a fluid leak. Loss of transmission fluid may result in loss of vehicle power and operation. Subaru dealers will replace affected oil cooler hoses. This recall began on June 8, 2010. The Subaru recall number is WVQ-27.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2010

Manufacturer's Report Date: June 8, 2010

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V196000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 29,443

Summary: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 OUTBACK AND LEGACY PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 31 THROUGH DECEMBER 1, 2009. A CRACK OR SPLIT CAN OCCUR IN THE CVT COOLER HOSE RESULTING IN A FLUID LEAK.

Consequence: IF THE FLUID IS COMPLETELY LEAKED DURING DRIVING, THE VEHICLE WILL COME TO A STOP, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.

Remedy: SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY AFFECTED COOLER HOSES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 8, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783).

Notes: SUBARU'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS WVQ-27.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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