Subaru—2007MY to certain 2009MY Tribeca

PRA number

2008/10445

Published date

Product description

Models WXEBK2U, WXEBK3U, WXEBK5U, WXEBK6U, WXFCK2U, WXFCK5U, WXFCY2U, WXFCY5U, WXFDK2U and WXFDK5U.

What are the defects?

FHI (Subaru Japan) have determined that the front lateral link in the rear suspension of 07MY, 08MY and certain 09MY Tribeca vehicles may crack and if left unchecked could, in time, break. There is a safety risk associated with this condition. If the lateral link were to break the rear suspension would experience lack of "toe" control and the driver may consequently lose control of the vehicle.

What are the hazards?

Malfunction

What should consumers do?

Subaru Australia will write to owners of all affected vehicles.

Supplier

Subaru (Aust) Pty Limited

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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