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Recall Roundup: Maserati Suspensions and Subaru Steering Require Attention from Dealers

5/20/2013
Several Italian luxury and sports cars are heading back to dealerships for repairs in June, and Subaru has already begun fixing a steering problem with its 2013 Legacy and Outback models.

Maserati Tie Rod Recall
Maserati needs to install new rear tie-rod assemblies in 7,438 units of the 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C, 2008 Maserati GranTurismo, and 2005-2008 Maserati Quattroporte. In these models, the rear tie-rod assemblies have insufficient anti-corrosion material applied to them, which could allow the components to corrode, weaken, and possibly fail. A rear tie-rod failure could lead to a loss of vehicle control followed by a crash.

Starting at the end of June 2013, Maserati dealers will replace the tie-rods in these vehicles at no cost to the customer. Owners with questions can contact Maserati by calling 1-877-696-2737 and referencing Maserati recall campaign number 205. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign number for this recall is 13V196000.

2013 Maserati GranTurismo Summary, Photos & Specs
2013 Maserati Quattroporte Summary, Photos & Specs


Subaru Steering Column Recall
If you own a 2013 Subaru Legacy or Outback that was built between February 15, 2012, and June 15, 2012, you might have one of the 5,379 vehicles that must go back to a dealership to have a new steering column assembly installed, free of charge. In these models, the inner and outer shafts of the steering column may become disengaged, which results in a loss of steering. A loss of steering increases the risk of a crash.

This recall is currently underway. Owners can call Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 with any questions, referencing the Subaru recall campaign number of WQI-45. The NHTSA recall campaign number is 13V194000.

2013 Subaru Legacy Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Subaru Legacy Quality Ratings
2013 Subaru Outback Summary, Photos & Specs
2012 Subaru Outback Quality Ratings

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