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Subaru of America Announces Voluntary Recalls of 2001MY Legacy Models

11 December 2000

Subaru 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.