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Subaru Outback recall 02V235000

Aluminum Wheels May Loosen
Suspension & Steering, September 12, 2002

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The wheel hub nuts may loosen on 100 vehicles equipped with a 6 cylinder engine and aluminum wheels.


Subaru will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning September 12, 2002. If you are experiencing a vibration while driving, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.


100 vehicles equipped with a 6 cylinder engine and aluminum wheels may have wheels with an off-center diameter. This can result in loosening of the wheel hub-nuts, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace all four wheels on these vehicles to correct this concern.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2003

Mfr's Report Date:
September 12, 2002

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V235000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: WHEELS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 100

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 6-CYLINDER ENGINES, THE ALUMINUM WHEELS MAY HAVE AN OFF-CENTER DIAMETER.

Consequence: THIS CAN RESULT IN THE EVENTUAL LOOSENING OF THE WHEEL HUB-NUTS DURING VEHICLE USAGE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE ALL 4 ALUMINUM WHEELS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 12, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.

Notes: CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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