Subaru Recalls Legacy and Outback Due to Leaking Oil Tank

Subaru Recalls Legacy and Outback Due to Leaking Oil Tank
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August 25, 2015

Subaru of America is recalling a line of vehicles due to reports of oil leaks.

The Japanese automaker is issuing the recall announcement for certain 2015 and 2016 model year Subaru Legacy 4-Door and Outback vehicles. The affected vehicles were manufactured between July 3, 2015 and July 27, 2015.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), transmission oil may leak from a deformed seal cap on the propeller shaft yoke. If this runoff oil leaks onto the exhaust pipe, there is a possible risk of fire.

Almost 3,000 vehicles are included in the recall.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the propeller shaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 28, 2015.

Owners may contact Subaru customer service at (800) 782-2783 for additional information.