CHERRY HILL, NJ — Subaru of America has announced a voluntary recall on certain 2001-2004 six cylinder Outback models, and 2002-2004 Impreza WRX 2.0L models to address a possible cruise control cable problem. Approximately 127,580 vehicles are potentially affected, according to Subaru.
The recall involves certain 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 model year Subaru Outback H-6 3.0L and Impreza WRX 2.0L turbo vehicles. The potentially affected Outback vehicles were produced at Subaru Indiana Automotive, Inc. between March 15, 2000 and February 19, 2004, and the Impreza WRX vehicles were produced at Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. between September 5, 2000 and February 12, 2004.
According to Subaru, in some cases the cruise control cable may come out of its track on the cruise control throttle lever and lodge on the control lever tab when the accelerator pedal is released. If this occurs, the throttle will not return to the idle position and instead remain in an open position. This condition could occur at any time without prior notice and control of the vehicle could be affected.
Subaru said it believes the percentage of vehicles likely to actually experience the failure is very low. A cruise control cable retaining clip will be installed on all potentially affected vehicles, in order to prevent the cruise control cable from coming out of its track.
The recall was launched as a result of Subaru field inspections and quality assurance testing. No accidents or injuries have been attributed to the problem, according to the company.
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