Subaru of America Announces Voluntary Recalls of 2001MY Legacy Models
11 December 2000Subaru of America Announces Voluntary Recalls of 2001MY Legacy Models
Campaigns Affect Certain Legacy L, GT and Outback Models CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec. 8 Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) today announced voluntary recall campaigns of certain 2001 model year Subaru Legacy vehicles, including Legacy L, GT and Outback models. The campaigns were launched as a result of problems found during scheduled quality assurance testing. The recall campaigns involve inspection/replacement of fuel hoses, rear center seat belts and right front bearing housings on some 2001 model year Legacy models. There have been no reported accidents or injuries. Due to a potential separation of fuel hose layers, there is the possibility of fuel leakage from the hose under very cold temperatures. The fuel hose recall affects 1,456 vehicles. Subaru will inspect 1,977 Legacy vehicles to check for a possible casting flaw in the right front bearing housing. This casting flaw could cause possible loss of vehicle control due to tie-rod end separation. Additionally, Subaru will inspect 368 Legacy sedan vehicles with beige color interiors to replace rear center lap/shoulder belt webbing, as the seat belt may not fully extend to its full length. All registered owners of vehicles potentially affected by the voluntary recall campaigns will be notified by first class mail. Repairs will be made at an authorized Subaru dealer at no charge to owners.