ANOTHER recall for 2010 Legacy Sedan and Outback Models

From CS
***** Many owners of the 2010 Subaru Legacy sedan and Outback will soon receive a second recall notification for their cars in a period of a
little over two months. In May, the Japanese company recalled both models over a problem with the continuously variable transmission (CVT). This latest recall concerns a "defect in the steering roll connector".
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that Subaru has yet to release full details on the matter. However, it appears that the problem is either identical or similar to the one that recently led Subaru Australia issue a recall on the domestic market versions of the Legacy (Liberty) and Outback.
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> JLA wrote: > From CS > > ***** > Many owners of the 2010 Subaru Legacy sedan and Outback will soon receive a second recall notification for their cars in a period of a little over two months. In May, the Japanese company recalled both models over a problem with the continuously variable transmission (CVT). This latest recall concerns a "defect in the steering roll connector". > > The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that Subaru has yet to release full details on the matter. However, it appears that the problem is either identical or similar to the one that recently led Subaru Australia issue a recall on the domestic market versions of the Legacy (Liberty) and Outback. > > *****
Vehicle Make / Model:          Model Year(s): SUBARU / LEGACY         2010 SUBARU / OUTBACK         2010 Manufacturer: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.     Mfr's Report Date: JUN 22, 2010 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V283000      N/A NHTSA Action Number: N/A Component: STEERING:COLUMN Potential Number of Units Affected: 73698 Summary: SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 OUTBACK AND LEGACY PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM FEBRUARY 16, 2009 THROUGH APRIL 12, 2010. THE WIRING IN THE STEERING COLUMN ELECTRICAL ROLL CONNECTOR LOCATED BEHIND THE VEHICLE'S STEERING WHEEL MAY DEVELOP STRESS CRACKS AND EVENTUALLY BREAK. IF THIS WERE TO HAPPEN CERTAIN ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS MAY NOT OPERATE AS INTENDED. Consequence: POSSIBLE CIRCUITS AFFECTED ARE THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIRBAG, PADDLE SHIFTER FUNCTION, CRUISE CONTROL, HORN CONTROL AND RADIO FUNCTIONS INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. Remedy: DEALERS WILL CHECK LOT NUMBER OF THE STEERING ROLL CONNECTOR. THE ROLL CONNECTOR WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE IF THE LOT NUMBER SHOWED ANY AFFECTED RANGE OF THE FAILURE OCCURRENCE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 7, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783. Notes: SUBARU SAFETY RECALL NO. WVR-28. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153),
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On Jun 27, 11:30am, snipped-for-privacy@jlaenterprises-dot-com.no-spam.invalid (JLA) wrote:

Is this related to the mysterious steering wheel 'shake' at high speeds?
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wrote:

Sounds more like the 'clockspring' cable. I dunno.
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yep, clock spring, or as it is called to us, the roll connector. some between a lot number were not made to specs, so they get changed. I got the change down to 15 minutes now...
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Just an update: Have changed at least 25 roll connectors so far, all due to the production date. Now we have no reason why these are being changed. Today I had a new car with a roll connector inspection AND a airbag light intermittently on. The airbag code was for a faulty drivers airbag. Replaced the roll connector and system reset. Will watch and see if that did fix the airbag problem long term.
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