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Citing Safety Issues, Subaru Plans Multiple Recalls

By Lipton Law on September 15, 2011 - No comments

Auto manufacturer Subaru, a part of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., recently announced that it plans to recall or has begun to recall several recently-produced vehicles due to various equipment or parts problems that can compromise the safety of the vehicle’s occupants and may lead to a crash.

In states like Michigan, where winter weather results in de-icers and salt being placed on roads, Subaru is recalling certain Impreza and Forester vehicles, along with several model years of the Saab 9-2x which Subaru manufactures. These vehicles are being recalled because de-icing chemicals and salt can cause corrosion in the vehicle’s control arm, which can lead to the control arm breaking if the corrosion is not fixed.

Subaru has also recently begun looking into a reported problem with the windshield wipers on its recently manufactured Outback and Legacy vehicles. These vehicles, produced in model years 2010 and 2011, have a defect in the windshield wiper motor that can cause the motor to overheat and the wiper blades to not work, which can cause dangerous loss of visibility in bad weather.

Subaru recommends that owners of vehicles that may have been recalled should call Subaru at 800-782-2783 or take their vehicles back to the dealership where the safety problems will be fixed.

Vehicle product recall information is especially important for families that rely on their vehicles each day since a defective vehicle part may lead to an auto accident. At Lipton Law, our experienced Michigan defective product lawyers are committed to helping families affected by product recalls or car crashes protect their legal rights and get the support and compensation they need. To learn more, call us today at (248) 557-1688 for a free consultation.