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2013 Subaru Outback Recalls

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Most Recent 2013 Subaru Outback Recall

On September 27, 2016, Subaru recalled 592,647 Subaru Outback. Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 legacy vehicles manufactured november 26, 2008, to june 7, 2013, and 2010-2014 outback vehicles manufactured january 9, 2009 to june 7, 2013. due to contamination, components within the windshield wiper motor bottom cover may interfere with each other. if an obstruction, such as a buildup of snow or ice prevents the wiper arms from being able to stop in the parked position, the wiper motor may overheat and the bottom cover may melt.
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2013 Subaru Outback Recall Details

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 27, 2016

The motor that operates the windshield wipers may overheat, causing the wiper operation to fail. This could result in decreased visibility and result in a crash. The wiper motor plastic cover could also melt, resulting in a fire hazard.

Recall repairs on your Subaru must be performed by a Subaru dealership. Subaru will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 13, 2013

The ability to steer the vehicle may unexpectedly be lost due to a failure inside the steering column.

Subaru began notifying owners of affected vehicles on May 15, 2013. If you have any concern with your steering, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have please contact your dealer for instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Subaru recall number is WQI-45.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 25, 2013

Certain Subaru vehicles equipped with a remote starting system are being recalled because if the remote is dropped, the engine may start unexpectedly and continue to run. Key fobs integrated on the vehicle key are not affected by this condition.

Customer notification will begin toward the end of April 2013. If you have an affected vehicle, Subaru will notify you. If you believe your car is affected or experience problems with the remote start system, 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 WQF-42.

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