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Subaru of America, Inc. Announces Voluntary Recall of Certain 2004 Model Year Legacy and Outback Vehicles - Campaign Affects Approximately 7,800 Vehicles -

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Aug. 25, 2003 -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of certain 2004 Legacy and Outback models for a possible defect in a fuel hose. This recall involves a possible fuel leakage due to a loose or out of position clamp on the fuel hose that connects the fuel filler pipe to the fuel tank on approximately 7,800 2004 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles produced between June 3, 2003 and August 8, 2003.

This problem was found during vehicle quality testing. There have been no accidents or injuries attributed to this problem.

All potentially affected 2004 model year vehicles that were shipped previous to the identification of this problem will be inspected and, if necessary, repaired at no cost to the owner. Notification of owners is expected to begin in late August and be completed in one day.

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered near Philadelphia, the company markets and distributes all-wheel drive Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru of America, Inc., is the only car company that offers symmetrical all-wheel drive as standard equipment on every vehicle in its product line. Subaru has been the best-selling import wagon in America for the past 20 years, based on R.L. Polk & Company new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2002.