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Subaru Baja Recall 09V277000

Possible Fuel Leak at Fuel Pump Pressure Hose Connection

Recall Details

Cracks may develop from the fuel hose connection at the outlet (pressure) side of the fuel pump. As a result, a fuel leak may develop, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel pump bracket, including all nipples, with new, stronger part. This recall is expected to begin during September 2009. The Subaru recall number is WVJ-20.

Our Quick Take

A fuel leak may occur at the fuel pressure hose connection at the fuel pump. Any fuel leaks always increases the risk of a fire.

What Should You Do?

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.

Engine, October 23, 2009

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
October 23, 2009
NHTSA Action Number
EA09007
Potential Number of Units Affected
15,761
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
09V277000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Summary
SUBARU IS RECALLING 15,761 MY 2005-2006 BAJA VEHICLES. CRACKS MAY DEVELOP IN THE FUEL HOSE CONNECTION ON THE OUTLET PRESSURE SIDE OF THE FUEL PUMP.
Consequence
FUEL CAN LEAK FROM THE HOSE CONNECTION. A FUEL LEAK, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP BRACKET INCLUDING ALL NIPPLES WITH A NEW AND STRONGER DESIGN PART. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Notes
SUBARU RECALL NO. WVJ-20.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
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