Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2020-21 Subaru Outback, Legacy
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 182
Report Date: July 8, 2022
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Outback and Legacy vehicles. A programming error in the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) may allow the clutch to engage before the drive chain is completely clamped. An improperly secured drive chain may slip and break, causing a loss of drive power and increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Dealers will reprogram the TCU, inspect TCU data for chain slip, and visually inspect the chain guide. If evidence of chain slippage or damage is found, the transmission will be replaced. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 5, 2022.
Contact: Owners may contact Subaru’s customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WRK-22.

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