US NHTSA Recalls: Subaru Legacy & Outback Vehicles


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Tuesday, December 22, 2020, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, posted a total of seventy-one (71) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/cXy430qH5Ln

Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the seventy-one (71) recalls the NHTSA announced this month comes news of the following:

Logo - Subaru of America, Inc.Subaru of America, Inc. (“Subaru”), a Camden, New Jersey establishment and a subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan, has recalled an estimated 7,741 model year 2020 Legacy and Outback vehicles equipped with “high” grade and “mid” grade Multimedia Navigation Systems marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Back Over Prevention – Rearview Camera may shut down in apparent contravention of US FMVSS 111

NHTSA Safety Notification 20V766000 reports the August 2020 over-the-air software update may have timed out without completing the installation, corrupting the data, and causing the rearview display to shutoff intermittently. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, “Rear Visibility”.

According to the NHTSA, the intermittent loss of the rearview image reduces the driver’s visibility and increases the risk of crash, motor vehicle collision (“MVC”) or other impact event with consequential serious injury and/or life-changing results.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat lacerations, concussions, bone fractures, amputation, central nervous system (“CNS”) damage and/or internal injuries.

Please note that under 49 United States Code § 30112(a), it is illegal for anyone, including a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or retailer to sell an item of equipment or vehicle that fails to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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Subaru will notify registered owners, and dealers will reprogram the software and, if necessary, replace the Cockpit Control Module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 22, 2021. Owners may contact Subaru Customer Service toll-free at 1-844-373-6614 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday Eastern Standard Time (“EST”). Subaru’s designation for this recall is WRH-20.

==> You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Subaru of America, Inc., please search for “Subaru” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for accessories manufactured, marketed and/or under the Subaru Legacy brand, please search for “Legacy” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Subaru Outback brand, please search for “Outback” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Bone Fracture hazards, please search for “bone fracture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V766000
Recalls Direct RIN: 13887-2020
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Search for a recalled vehicle on the US NHTSA Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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