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Subaru Recalling 800 Outbacks, Legacys With Manual Transmission

July 28, 2010

WASHINGTON - Subaru of America Inc. is recalling more than 800 MY 2010 and 2011 Outback and Legacy passenger vehicles with manual transmission. 

Because of a programming error, a lubrication hole within the 6-speed manual transmission was omitted, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If the transmission gears aren't properly lubricated, a groaning sound may begin to develop. If the driver ignores the sound without taking action, the gears will eventually break. This condition will lead to vehicle power loss, posing a safety risk. 

The vehicles in the recall were manufactured from April 28 through June 23 of this year. 

Subaru dealers will repair the vehicles by drilling an oil lubrication hole. If necessary, they will replace the internal parts with new ones free of charge. 

This safety recall is expected to begin around Aug. 6.

Vehicle owners can reach Subaru at (800) 782-2783.

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