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Subaru Outback Recall 02V235000

Aluminum Wheels May Loosen

Recall Details

100 vehicles equipped with a 6 cylinder engine and aluminum wheels may have wheels with an off-center diameter. This can result in loosening of the wheel hub-nuts, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace all four wheels on these vehicles to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

The wheel hub nuts may loosen on 100 vehicles equipped with a 6 cylinder engine and aluminum wheels.

What Should You Do?

Subaru will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning September 12, 2002. If you are experiencing a vibration while driving, 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.

Suspension & Steering, September 12, 2002

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 12, 2002
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
100
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
02V235000
Component
WHEELS

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 6-CYLINDER ENGINES, THE ALUMINUM WHEELS MAY HAVE AN OFF-CENTER DIAMETER.
Consequence
THIS CAN RESULT IN THE EVENTUAL LOOSENING OF THE WHEEL HUB-NUTS DURING VEHICLE USAGE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE ALL 4 ALUMINUM WHEELS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 12, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Notes
CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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