This month has seen a lot of activity for Subaru Motors. It recently announced to the NHTSA that they are recalling 2011 model year Legacys and Outbacks. About 70,000 vehicles in total are being affected by the recall, which stems from the glass sunroof being improperly secured. These vehicles were manufactured between August 3rd, 2010 and July 1st, 2011.
Early this month, Subaru explained that there was not enough adhesive material used in the manufacturing process of those vehicles and as a result the glass moon roof can dislodge and fly off if the automobile is in certain conditions, like driving fast or on rough, bumpy roads.
After receiving a complaint in June by an owner who’s moon roof flew off, Subaru began investigating, which led to the recall. It was the 3rd recall this month alone involving the Subaru.
An earlier recall involving wiper motors overheating affected 195,000 model year 2010-‘11 Outbacks and Legacys. The overheating could lead to a fire.
Another recall involves 295,000 vehicles in total. Included are the, 2003-‘08 Forester, 2002-‘07 Impreza and the 2005-‘06 Saab 9-2x (based on the Impreza). A front control arm could corrode and break, leading to loss of control.
September has not been a good month for Subaru so far.