Subaru is recalling certain model year 2013 Outback and Legacy vehicles

RECALL Subject : Steering Column Disengagement

Report Receipt Date: MAY 13, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V194000

Component(s): STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected: 5,379

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make Mode lModel Year(s)

SUBARU LEGACY 2013
SUBARU OUTBACK 2013

Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2013 Outback and Legacy vehicles manufactured from February 15, 2012, through June 15, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the inner and outer shafts of the steering column assembly may become disengaged from one another.


CONSEQUENCE:
If the shafts become disengaged, the driver would lose the ability to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering column assembly with a new one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or before, May 15, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQI-45.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)