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Recall 13V078000

Front Wiper Motor Cover May Catch Fire

Recall Details

Components inside the front wiper motor cover can overheat and as a result, the wiper motor bottom cover may melt and/or catch fire. This is an expansion of previous a previous recall with 16 vehicles being added. Dealers will replace the front wiper motor bottom cover to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

16 models are being recalled because the front wiper motor could overheat resulting in the bottom cover melting and possibility catching fire.

What Should You Do?

Owners of affected vehicles have been notified. If you believe you should have been notified and were not, 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 WVV-32.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 5, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 5, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
16
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V078000
Component
VISIBILITY/WIPER

Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2012 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from April 6, 2011, through May 12, 2011. Components inside the wiper motor bottom cover may overheat.
Consequence
If the components overheat, the wiper motor bottom cover may melt and potentially catch fire.
Remedy
Subaru has notified all affected owners, and dealers will replace the front wiper motor bottom cover assembly free of charge. The safety recall began February 22, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Notify
Subaru's recall campaign number is WVV-32. This is an expansion of NHTSA recall 11V-469. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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