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Subaru Legacy Recall 11V469000

Front Windshield Wipers May Stop Working

Recall Details

Components inside the front wiper motor bottom cover may overheat. If the bottom cover overheats, the wipers may stop working, which can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash or fire. Dealers will replace the front wiper motor bottom cover assembly to correct this concern. The Subaru recall number is WVV-32.

Our Quick Take

Components inside the front wiper motor cover may overheat. Loss of wiper operation and/or a fire may result.

What Should You Do?

Subaru will notify owners of affected vehicles during November, 2011. If you are experiencing problems with the front windshield wiper system, 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.

Electrical & Lights, September 6, 2011

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 6, 2011
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
195,080
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
11V469000
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR

Summary
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 OUTBACK AND LEGACY VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 7, 2010, THROUGH MAY 20, 2011. COMPONENTS INSIDE THE WIPER MOTOR BOTTOM COVER MAY OVERHEAT.
Consequence
IF THE BOTTOM COVER OVERHEATS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS MAY BECOME INOPERABLE, REDUCING THE OPERATORS VISIBILITY, WHICH MAY INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF A CRASH OR A FIRE COULD RESULT.
Remedy
SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT WIPER MOTOR BOTTOM COVER ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Notes
SUBARU'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS WVV-32. 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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