Another Safety Recall for 2010/2011 Subaru Legacy and Outback
Following two previous recalls on unrelated issues in May and June, Subaru has announced a third recall on its new Legacy sedan and Outback vehicles. July's [...] recall affects a total of 809 of its 2010-2011MY Legacy and Outback models manufactured from April 28 through June 23, 2010, because an oil lubrication hole was not drilled on the 6-speed manual transmission.
The automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that hole was omitted "due to a programming error".
According to the safety agency, because the transmission gears are not properly lubricated, the gears will eventually break. NHSTA added that a groaning sound may begin to develop alerting the driver of the problem.
Subaru said dealers will repair the vehicles by drilling an oil lubrication hole and, if necessary, replace any damaged internal parts with new ones free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about August 6, 2010. Owners of the affected models can contact the automaker at 1-800-782-2783.