Subaru Outbacks Recalled for Improperly Installed Trailer Hitch

Subaru Outbacks Recalled for Improperly Installed Trailer Hitch
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October 13, 2014

A limited number of 2015 Subaru Outbacks are being recalling because the trailer hitch may have been improperly installed.

During the installation of an accessory trailer hitch assembly, the hitch mounting nuts may have been over-tightened on an estimated 56 Outbacks.

As a result, the mounting nuts may not provide sufficient force to remain attached to the studs or the studs themselves might break. If this were to happen while a trailer is being towed, the driver might not be able to operate the vehicle as desired or the trailer could detach.

Subaru will notify owners of the recall. Dealers will replace all eight mounting nuts for the trailer hitch assembly and will inspect all eight mounting studs for damage, free of charge.

Owners can contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783 for more information. Subaru's number for this recall is WQN-50.