Price Wheels reports that Subaru has announced a voluntary recall of Legacy and Outback models from the 2010 and 2011 model years. The company discovered that an essential lubrication hole for the transmission was absent from these models due to a programming error.
Vehicles missing the lubrication hole are at risk of serious damage being done to their transmissions. Transmission gears lacking adequate lubrication will become stressed, potentially causing damage or breakage to the transmission gears while the car is driving. Although no accidents have been reported to the NHTSA resulting from the defect, the defect does pose a potentially significant safety risk to drivers.
Subaru has halted sales of the affected vehicles at its national dealerships. The company will also contact all registered owners of the vehicle with information about the recall and to schedule a service appointment to repair the defect and any related damage to the internal parts of the transmission. Subaru has also offered to replace the shaft and gears of any recalled vehicle with more than 6,250 miles.
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