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Recall 15V794000

Drive Shaft Separates From Rear Differential

Recall Details

The drive shaft may separate from the rear differential due to the fasteners not being secure. Dealers will inspect the fastening nuts and tighten or replace them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The drive shaft may separate from the rear differential due to it not being fastened securely. This could cause loss of vehicle control and damage to the undercarriage, including the fuel tank. This would also create a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Subaru must be performed by a Subaru dealership. Subaru will notify owners of affected vehicles in December, 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Subaru dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Subaru recall number is WQV-57.

Drive Train, November 24, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 24, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,251
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V794000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2016 Legacy vehicles manufactured October 24, 2015, to November 16, 2015, and Outback vehicles manufactured October 24, 2015, to November 17, 2015. Due to the improper tightening of the securing nuts, the drive shaft may separate from the rear differential.
Consequence
If the drive shaft detaches from the rear differential, it may strike the fuel tank and result in a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the fastening nuts, and tighten or replace them, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 10, 2015. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-856-488-8500. Subaru's number for this recall is WQV-57.
Notify
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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