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Subaru Recalls 2009 Forester, 2007-'08 Legacy and 2008 Impreza

Date posted: 09-30-2008

WASHINGTON — Subaru is recalling 16,715 2007-'08 Legacy sedan and wagon models, 2008 Impreza sedan and wagon models, and 2009 Forester 2.5-liter turbo models because improperly assembled engine parts could lead to an engine compartment fire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"Some vehicles may have the cylinder head-side oil supply pipe and turbocharger-side pipe improperly assembled," NHTSA said in its recall summary of the problem. "Vibration would occur while driving, and over time could eventually result in cracking the pipe, which would allow oil to leak. If leaking oil contacts components operating at high temperatures, an engine compartment fire could occur."

Subaru dealers will check the affected models for cracking or an oil leak at the oil supply pipe at the cylinder-head side. An additional bracket will be installed to increase rigidity of the pipe, and the pipe assembly will be replaced for free.

The recall is expected to begin in November. Owners can contact Subaru at (800) 782-2783 for more information.

What this means to you: If you own one of the affected Subarus, have it checked out with your dealer ASAP. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent

.....any one having a problem with this?
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