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In the steering column, there is wiring that provides power and communication to various components at the steering wheel. For example, the driver's side air bag, cruise control, horn, and steering wheel radio controls all utilize this wiring. Subaru has found that some vehicles have faults with this wiring.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any problems are noted with the steering wheel components. 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.
The electrical wiring in the steering column that provides power and communication to the steering wheel components may break at the roll connector. This may cause steering wheel components, such as the driver's side air bag, cruise control, and horn to malfunction. Loss of these components may result in an accident and possible personal injury. Dealers will inspect the steering roll connector and replace it as necessary. This recall began on July 7, 2010. The Subaru recall number is WVR-28.