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A specific front suspension component may develop excessive rust on vehicles operated in areas where salt is used to de-ice the roads. This can lead to failure of the component.
Subaru will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning August 1, 2003. There are no specific symptoms related to this recall. If 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.
Certain left side front transverse link components were produced with poor paint quality. Vehicles operated for an extensive period in "salt-belt" areas could develop excessive rust on the affected link, which could eventually break. A broken left front suspension link could affect vehicle control without prior warning, possibly resulting in a crash. Dealers will apply anti-rust material to the left front transverse link. The Subaru recall number is WWN-97.