Update: Subaru Outback Recalled for CVT Transmission Defect, Crash Hazard
The NHTSA on Feb. 12, 2021, announced that Subaru is recalling 2021 Outback SUVs which were sold with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) select lever cable nut that may not have been tightened properly during production. This could allow the nut to loosen, leading to a loss of retention in the CVT select lever cable and the gear selector not functioning properly, increasing risk of crash. Subaru's number for this recall is WRA-21.
What's the Problem?
Subaru of America, Inc., is recalling certain Outback station wagons for potentially defective airbags which could explode without warning, increasing the risk of serious injury or death to the driver and passengers. This recall affects Subaru Outbacks from model years 2003-2014, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The airbag inflators on affected vehicles may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling, NHTSA said. An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
Subaru is notifying owners and dealers will replace the airbag inflators with alternate inflators, free of charge. This recall began on January 7, 2020.
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Do I Have a Subaru Outback Lawsuit?
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Subaru Outback, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.