Subaru hasn't had much luck lately with its vehicles. May 15 marked the beginning of a third recall for the car manufacturer within a two month period. Each vehicle recall had to do with a different defective product. There may be several vehicle owners in Colorado that need to know that the latest recall is for the 2013 Subaru Outback sedan and the 2013 Legacy.
The subject of this third recall has to do with the assembly of the steering column in both vehicles. There is the possibility that the outer and inner shafts may disengage. This could cause a sudden loss of steering that could potentially lead to an accident. The vehicles in question were manufactured between Feb. 15, 2012 and June 15, 2012. Anyone with one of these vehicles should take the vehicle to the nearest Subaru dealer who will replace the steering column without charge to the vehicle owner.
The two previous recalls were in April of this year. The first was also for the Legacy and the Outback Sedan, but only for model years 2005 and 2009. The second recall was for the 2014 Subaru Forester. The front floor mats could potentially become wedged under the gas and brake pedals due to curling.
Products that are subject to recalls are often potentially dangerous. However, when the defective product in question is an automobile, the danger extends well beyond the one person that purchased the product. Anyone in Colorado that owns a vehicle that is subject to any of these three recalls may want to get to their nearest Subaru dealer as soon as possible. However, if someone has been in an accident that can be traced to the reason for the recall, the injured parties, or their families in the case of a death, may have a cause of action against Subaru. Hopefully, it won't come to that.
Source: product-reviews.net, "Subaru recall for 2013 Legacy and Outback begins today," Peter Chubb, May 15, 2013