Subaru is recalling 52,000 2016-2017 Legacy sedans and Outback SUVs due to improperly manufactured steering columns that could cause the entire steering system of the vehicles to fail unexpectedly. 22,000 of the affected cars and SUVs have been sold to U.S. consumers.
Subaru is taking the problem seriously and has reacted quickly. It first learned of a potential problem on May 3 when a driver reported that the steering wheel of the vehicle rotated without controlling the vehicle. Subaru is offering loaner vehicles in a proactive manner, attempting to contact vehicle owners directly.
According to the recall, the affected vehicles are 2016 vehicles made from February 29th to May 6th of this year and 2017 vehicles made from April 18th to April 29th. If you have recently purchased a new Subaru Legacy or Outback and have not been in contact with Subaru, you can see if your car is affected by this or any other recalls here.
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