May 21, 2013

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)

Subaru has issued a recall of approximately 5,379 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from February 15, 2012 through June 15, 2012 due to a steering defect.  Certain 2013 vehicles may have an auto defect that causes the inner and outer shafts of the steering column assembly to disengage from one another. If the shafts become disengaged, the driver could lose the ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a motor vehicle accident.   

This recall was expected to begin on May 14, 2013. Dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge.  Owners may contact Subaru directly at 1-800-782-2783 and reference safety recall no. WQI-45. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V194000

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.