Subaru Announces Outback Recall Due to Loose Bolts, Brakes

Loose Bolts may affect Braking and Handling

Subaru Announces Outback Recall Due to Loose Bolts, Brakes
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September 1, 2016

Subaru of America, Inc. is recalling nearly 100 model year 2017 Outback vehicles.

The affected vehicles may have improperly tightened attaching bolts for the front left and right brake calipers, wheel hubs, and the right stabilizer clamp.

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.

The recall began on August 8, 2016.

Subaru has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the bolts for proper torque, and replace any loose bolts, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, owners may contact Subaru customer service at (800) 782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WTE-66.