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Subaru Outback Recall 03V303000

Fuel Filler Hose May Leak

Recall Details

The fuel filler hose may have a hose clamp that is out of position or loose, which could result in fuel leakage. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will inspect and tighten the clamp on the fuel filler hose. The recall began August 27, 2003. The Subaru recall number is WW0-98.

Our Quick Take

The fuel filler hose may have a clamp that is out of position, which could result in fuel leakage. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in 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, August 27, 2003

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
August 27, 2003
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,874
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
03V303000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP

Summary
CERTAIN PASSENGER OR SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES MAY HAVE A LOOSE OR OUT OF POSITION FUEL FILLER HOSE CLAMP.
Consequence
THIS COULD RESULT IN FUEL LEAKAGE. FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND TIGHTEN THE CLAMP ON THE FUEL FILLER HOSE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN AUGUST 27, 2003. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Notes
SUBARU RECALL NO. WW0-98.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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