Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2020 Subaru Ascent
Manufacturer: Subaru of America, Inc.
Number of vehicles affected: 1,305
Report Date: December 9, 2021
Issue: Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2020 Ascent vehicles. Due to an incorrect tapered hole in the housing, the front tie rod ends may not fit properly. The improper fit can result in the tie rods and housings being deformed during assembly and service replacement if excessive torque is applied. The tie rods may separate from the housing, causing a loss of steering control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Solution: Dealers will replace the left and right front tie rod ends and housings, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 7, 2022.
Contact: Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru’s number for this recall is WRL-21.

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