Subaru, the Japan-based auto manufacturer, recently took swift action to warn some vehicle owners to immediately cease driving cars with a serious product defect.
The recall affects 2016 and 2017 Subaru Legacy vehicles and Subaru Outback vehicles, which are some of the company’s most popular models. In fact, the Outback is reportedly the company’s best-selling model in the United States.
The recall only applies to 53,000 cars, with Subaru indicating that approximately 30,000 of those vehicles are currently on dealership lots.
The auto defect in the affected cars causes a steering failure, with the vehicle steering column becoming locked and making it difficult for the driver to maintain control of the car. The auto manufacturer began to look into recalling cars after an owner of a Subaru Outback reported issues with the steering column.
At this time, there have not been any reports of serious injuries in car accidents stemming from the manufacturing defect. Subaru likely took the extraordinary step of issuing the recall because the company wants to be proactive and avoid liability for any motor vehicle accidents that could potentially occur in the future.
Anyone who currently owns one of the recalled cars should immediately stop driving their vehicle and contact a local Subaru dealer. Subaru even went so far as to issue a statement asking vehicle owners not to drive their car to the dealer; instead, the car owner should contact the dealership so that a technician can be sent to inspect the vehicle.
To learn more about this auto recall, view the CNN.com article, “Subaru Warns Recalled Car Owners: Stop Driving Now.”
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