Subaru Research & Buyers Guide

More than you ever wanted to know!

 

 

 

Crash Test Data for 2017 Subaru

Subaru Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2017 Impreza 4DR AWD
2017 Impreza SW AWD

 

Service Bulletins for 2017 Subaru

2017 SUBARU LEGACY
Bulletin Number: 03-69-12R
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 07-93-15
THIS SERVICE INFORMATION BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW WHEN RECEIVING A CUSTOMER CONCERN REGARDING OPERATION OF THEIR POWER WINDOW AUTO-UP AND/OR AUTO-DOWN FEATURE. TESTING OF RETURNED POWER WINDOW SWITCH ASSEMBLIES HAS REVEALED
2017 SUBARU OUTBACK
Bulletin Number: 03-69-12R
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
Bulletin Number: 05-55-13
THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING A RUNNING CHANGE TO THE TIRES BEING USED IN PRODUCTION ON 2013MY AND LATER OUTBACK. THE ILLUSTRATIONS BELOW ARE PROVIDED FOR REFERENCE.

 

Recalls for 2017 Subaru

2017 SUBARU IMPREZA
NHTSA Campaign ID:FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:09/23/2016 - 03/21/2017
Potential Units Affected:33131

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017 Impreza vehicles. Winter fuels may vaporize prematurely in the fuel line, resulting in a reduction in fuel pressure, possibly causing the engine to stall.

Consequence:

An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the engine control unit to turn the radiator cooling fan on at a lower temperature, free of charge. The recall began on April 20, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2738. Subaru's number for this recall is WTP-75.
2017 SUBARU IMPREZA
NHTSA Campaign ID:BACK OVER PREVENTION: CAMERA SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:09/23/2016 - 02/20/2017
Potential Units Affected:25567

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2017 Impreza vehicles. Due to a software problem, the rearview camera display may not work properly.

Consequence:

A rearview camera display that does not function as designed can reduce the driver's view of what is behind the car, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will update the infotainment software, free of charge. The recall began on March 27, 2017. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for the recall is WTN-74.
2017 SUBARU LEGACY
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:COLUMN
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:09/21/2016 - 09/23/2016
Potential Units Affected:54

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured September 21, 2016, to September 23, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the knee guard bracket may not be properly attached to the steering beam assembly.

Consequence:

If the knee guard is not properly attached and the driver is not wearing a seatbelt, the knee guard may not be able to properly restrain the driver's lower body in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the knee guard welding on each vehicle's steering beam, replacing the beam as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 14, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTL-72.
2017 SUBARU LEGACY
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:COLUMN
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:04/18/2016 - 04/29/2016
Potential Units Affected:48819

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured February 29, 2016, to May 6, 2016. The steering column on the affected vehicles may have been improperly machined, and as a result, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels.

Consequence:

The loss of steering ability would increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lot number on the steering column, replacing the steering column, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 13, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783 or by visiting http://www.wtd65.service-campaign.com. Subaru's number for this recall is WTD-65. Note: Until the vehicles have been inspected, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles.
2017 SUBARU LEGACY
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:09/21/2016 - 09/23/2016
Potential Units Affected:54

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured September 21, 2016, to September 23, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the knee guard bracket may not be properly attached to the steering beam assembly.

Consequence:

If the knee guard is not properly attached and the driver is not wearing a seatbelt, the knee guard may not be able to properly restrain the driver's lower body in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the knee guard welding on each vehicle's steering beam, replacing the beam as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 14, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTL-72.
2017 SUBARU OUTBACK
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:COLUMN
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:04/18/2016 - 04/29/2016
Potential Units Affected:48819

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured February 29, 2016, to May 6, 2016. The steering column on the affected vehicles may have been improperly machined, and as a result, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels.

Consequence:

The loss of steering ability would increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lot number on the steering column, replacing the steering column, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 13, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783 or by visiting http://www.wtd65.service-campaign.com. Subaru's number for this recall is WTD-65. Note: Until the vehicles have been inspected, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles.
2017 SUBARU OUTBACK
NHTSA Campaign ID:AIR BAGS:KNEE BOLSTER
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:09/21/2016 - 09/23/2016
Potential Units Affected:54

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured September 21, 2016, to September 23, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the knee guard bracket may not be properly attached to the steering beam assembly.

Consequence:

If the knee guard is not properly attached and the driver is not wearing a seatbelt, the knee guard may not be able to properly restrain the driver's lower body in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the knee guard welding on each vehicle's steering beam, replacing the beam as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 14, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTL-72.
2017 SUBARU OUTBACK
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:COLUMN
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:09/21/2016 - 09/23/2016
Potential Units Affected:54

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured September 21, 2016, to September 23, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the knee guard bracket may not be properly attached to the steering beam assembly.

Consequence:

If the knee guard is not properly attached and the driver is not wearing a seatbelt, the knee guard may not be able to properly restrain the driver's lower body in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

Action:

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the knee guard welding on each vehicle's steering beam, replacing the beam as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 14, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTL-72.
2017 SUBARU OUTBACK
NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:06/20/2016 - 06/23/2016
Potential Units Affected:99

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Outback vehicles manufactured June 20, 2016, to June 23, 2016. The affected vehicles may have improperly tightened attaching bolts for the front left and right brake calipers, wheel hubs, and the right stabilizer clamp.

Consequence:

If any of the front brake caliper, wheel hub or stabilizer clamp attaching bolts loosen or detach, the related components would also become loose and may detach possibly making the vehicle unstable and reducing the braking capability. These conditions would increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the bolts for proper torque, and replace any loose bolts, free of charge. The recall began on August 8, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTE-66.
2017 SUBARU OUTBACK
NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION
Manufacturer:Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates:06/20/2016 - 06/23/2016
Potential Units Affected:99

Defect Description:

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2017 Outback vehicles manufactured June 20, 2016, to June 23, 2016. The affected vehicles may have improperly tightened attaching bolts for the front left and right brake calipers, wheel hubs, and the right stabilizer clamp.

Consequence:

If any of the front brake caliper, wheel hub or stabilizer clamp attaching bolts loosen or detach, the related components would also become loose and may detach possibly making the vehicle unstable and reducing the braking capability. These conditions would increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the bolts for proper torque, and replace any loose bolts, free of charge. The recall began on August 8, 2016. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTE-66.