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Recalled:2001 Subaru Legacy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a list of auto safety recalls announced in November and December 2000 and urged consumers to have the problems fixed promptly.

Subaru of America, Inc.

Models: Subaru Legacy Year: 2001

Number Involved: 1,977

Dates of Manufacture: August 2000

Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, a casting flaw in the right front bearing housing could result in loss of steering if the casting flaw should exist in the tie-rod arm. This casting flaw could cause grease leakage, front wheel bearing failure due to loss of grease, or loss of steering due to tie-rod end separation.

Remedy: Dealers will replace all front bearing housings. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. [NHTSA Recall No. 00V391]

Subaru of America, Inc.

Models: Subaru Legacy Year: 2001

Number Involved: 1,456

Dates of Manufacture: August 2000

Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, possible fuel leakage of under-hood fuel hoses at low ambient temperatures (-40 degrees F) could result after the fuel hoses age and become less flexible. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Remedy: Dealers will inspect for under-hood fuel hoses with Lot Numbers 0804 and 0806 and all fuel hoses with those numbers will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Jan. 26, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. [NHTSA Recall No. 00V393]