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 1997 Subaru Legacy Sedan 4dr Sdn L Auto 2.2L DQ Equip

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MSRP: $19,995
Invoice: $17,992

Gas Mileage:
CTY: N/A    HWY: N/A    CMB: N/A
Engine/Fuel: Gas Flat 4 Cyl /2.2L/135
Transmission: Automatic
Door/Body Style: /4 Door Sedan
Drive Type:

Prices/Warranty

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  • General
  • MSRP: $19,995
  • Invoice Price: $17,992
  • Destination Charge: $0
  • Warranty
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Engine & Emissions

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  • Engines & Emissions
  • 2.2L (135) SOHC 4-cyl 137hp engine
  • Engine
  • Type of Engine: Gas Flat 4 Cyl
  • Displacement (CC): 2.2L/135
  • Fuel System: SFI
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 137 @ 5400
  • Torque @ RPM: 145 @ 4000

Dimensions

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  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Front: 57.5
  • Track Rear: 57.3
  • Ground Clearance (in): 6.1
  • Overall Length (in): 180.9
  • Overall Width (in): 55.3
  • Wheelbase (in): 103.5
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Seating capacity - Standard: 5
  • Headroom front (in): 38.9
  • Leg room front (in): 43.3
  • Shoulder room front (in): 54.1

Features

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  • Exterior
    • Auto-off headlights
    • Contoured halogen headlights w/built-in aimers
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Air conditioning
    • Rear heater ducts w/4-outlets
  • Instrumentation
    • 80-watt ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette, clock, (4) speakers
    • Cruise control
  • Wheels & Tires
    • 103" wheelbase
    • 14" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
    • 185/70SR14 all-season SBR tires
    • All wheel drive
  • Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
    • Front side window defoggers
    • Intermittent windshield wipers
    • Pwr mirrors
    • Pwr windows

Safety Features

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  • Safety Features
  • 3-point front seat belts w/adjustable shoulder belt anchors
  • Body-color 5-mph impact bumpers
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Anti-Theft
  • Pwr door locks
  • Braking & Traction
  • 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 4-wheel disc brakes

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    Crash Test Data for 1997 Subaru

    Subaru Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
    Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
    1997 ImprezaNot
    Tested
    Not
    Tested
    Not Tested
    1997 LegacyNot
    Tested
    Not
    Tested
    Not
    Tested

     

    Service Bulletins for 1997 Subaru

    1997 SUBARU FORESTER
    Bulletin Number: 034899
    VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXHIBIT FIRST GEAR POPPING OUT WHILE DRIVING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 06-68-19R
    This Service Information bulletin announces instruction for application of additional lubrication between the brake caliper support and pad clips. This will prevent the pad from dragging due to corrosion buildup which may result in uneven o
    Bulletin Number: 115398
    CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF A SLIGHT ENGINE HESITATION ON VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS 2.5L AND 2.2L ENGINES. TT
    Bulletin Number: 14-22-16R
    To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.
    Bulletin Number: SB-05-50-10R
    SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM
    Bulletin Number: Subaru Tech Tips
    Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter.
    1997 SUBARU IMPREZA
    Bulletin Number: 010898
    INFORMATION ON INSTALLING REAR DIFFERENTIAL PROTECTOR . *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01MAR9707
    REAR DEFOGGER TIMER. *JD
    Bulletin Number: 02
    RUBBING MARK ON TIMING BELT. SUBARU. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 034899
    VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXHIBIT FIRST GEAR POPPING OUT WHILE DRIVING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 035002
    NEW PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING REAR WHEEL BEARINGS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 035203
    CLUTCH PEDAL STICKING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 06-68-19R
    This Service Information bulletin announces instruction for application of additional lubrication between the brake caliper support and pad clips. This will prevent the pad from dragging due to corrosion buildup which may result in uneven o
    Bulletin Number: 08-06097
    SERVICE MANUAL SUPPLEMENT VOLUME 7 FOR THE ABS 5.3I SYSTEM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 115398
    CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF A SLIGHT ENGINE HESITATION ON VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS 2.5L AND 2.2L ENGINES. TT
    Bulletin Number: 14-22-16R
    To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.
    Bulletin Number: 170601
    INFORMATION REGARDING SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE LOWER SEAT BELT ANCHOR. *YH UPDATED *EH
    Bulletin Number: 970516971662
    SUBJECT ON TRANSFER CLUTCH BINDING AND/OR BUCKING ON TURNS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 971013WXE62
    VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A CORROSION OF AN OXYGEN SENSOR WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR DUE TO WATER DRAINAGE FROM THE HOOD SCOOP AIR DUCT. *YC
    Bulletin Number: SB-05-50-10R
    SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM
    Bulletin Number: SUB159701
    VEHICLES THAT ARE ACCESSORIZED WITH CRUISE CONTROL NOW HAVE THE CRUISE CONTROL ECU MOUNTED TO THE UNDERDASH COVER PANEL BELOW THE STEERING COLUMN. *JD
    Bulletin Number: SUB15970103
    KEYLESS ENTRY KITS WITH AN INCORRECT WIRING HARNESS PACKAGED IN THE KIT- ALL PORT AND REGIONAL PARTS INVENTORIES HAVE BEEN AUDITED. *JD
    Bulletin Number: Subaru Tech Tips
    Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter.
    1997 SUBARU LEGACY
    Bulletin Number: 010102
    INFORMATION REGARDING FRONT SPRING GUARD BULLETIN UPDATE. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 010398
    SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCE MOISTURE ACCUMULATION IN THE HEADLIGHTS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 010898
    INFORMATION ON INSTALLING REAR DIFFERENTIAL PROTECTOR . *TT
    Bulletin Number: 01MAR9707
    REAR DEFOGGER TIMER. *JD
    Bulletin Number: 02
    RUBBING MARK ON TIMING BELT. SUBARU. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 034899
    VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS MAY EXHIBIT FIRST GEAR POPPING OUT WHILE DRIVING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 035002
    NEW PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING REAR WHEEL BEARINGS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 035203
    CLUTCH PEDAL STICKING. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 040901
    SUBJECT ON REGARDING STEERING KNOCKING/RATTLE NOISE WHEN TURNING. *ET
    Bulletin Number: 053398
    1997 AND LATER LEGACY EXHIBITING BODY DRIVELINE VIBRATION AT HIGH SPEEDS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 063103
    REPLACEMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) REPAIR. *TT UPDATE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 06-68-19R
    This Service Information bulletin announces instruction for application of additional lubrication between the brake caliper support and pad clips. This will prevent the pad from dragging due to corrosion buildup which may result in uneven o
    Bulletin Number: 07
    HEADLIGHT BULB SOCKET REPAIRS. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 08-06097
    SERVICE MANUAL SUPPLEMENT VOLUME 7 FOR THE ABS 5.3I SYSTEM. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 115398
    CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF A SLIGHT ENGINE HESITATION ON VEHICLES WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS 2.5L AND 2.2L ENGINES. TT
    Bulletin Number: 14-22-16R
    To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.
    Bulletin Number: 17
    SUBJECT REGARDING SHIFTER RATTLE. *JG
    Bulletin Number: 170601
    INFORMATION REGARDING SEAT BELT LATCH SLIDES TO THE LOWER SEAT BELT ANCHOR. *YH UPDATED *EH
    Bulletin Number: 970516971662
    SUBJECT ON TRANSFER CLUTCH BINDING AND/OR BUCKING ON TURNS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: SB-05-50-10R
    SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM
    Bulletin Number: SUB039701
    HIGH PITCHED NOISE FROM REAR OF VEHICLES- THE CAUSE MAY BE REAR AXLE OIL SEAL NUMBER 2 COMING LOOSE FROM ITS MOUNTING (PLACE VEHICLE ON LIFT AND ROTATING THE TIRE ON THE SIDE SUSPECTED OF NOISE). *JD
    Bulletin Number: SUB049701
    CLUNK NOISE FROM THE FRONT OF THE VEHICLE WHEN TURNING OVER A BUMPY ROAD SURFACE- NOISE COMING FROM THE STEERING GEAR BOX. *JD
    Bulletin Number: SUB129701
    CREAKING NOISE EMANATING FROM THE RIGHT REAR ROCKER PANEL AREA ON THE SUBJECT VEHICLES- COMING FROM THE AREA JUST IN FRONT OF THE DOG LEG AREA AT THE ROCKER SILL. *JD
    Bulletin Number: SUB15970101
    CHECK TO SEE WHERE THE RADIO FADER CONTROL KNOB IS POSITIONED AFTER INSTALLATION. *JD
    Bulletin Number: SUB199701
    1995-97 LEGACY REAR WHEEL BEARING/SEAL NOISE. *JD
    Bulletin Number: Subaru Tech Tips
    Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter.
    Bulletin Number: WXK68
    PROCEDURES ON TRANSVERSE LINK ASSEMBLIES. *YC
    Bulletin Number: WXK68
    SUBJECT ON TRANSVERSE LINK ASSEMBLIES. *YC
    Bulletin Number: WXW81
    SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF ALTERNATOR CHARGING DUE TO A BROKEN BRUSH WIRE. *TT
    1997 SUBARU OUTBACK
    Bulletin Number: 010102
    INFORMATION REGARDING FRONT SPRING GUARD BULLETIN UPDATE. *YD
    Bulletin Number: 063103
    REPLACEMENT OF THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) FOR ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) REPAIR. *TT UPDATE. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 06-68-19R
    This Service Information bulletin announces instruction for application of additional lubrication between the brake caliper support and pad clips. This will prevent the pad from dragging due to corrosion buildup which may result in uneven o
    Bulletin Number: 07
    HEADLIGHT BULB SOCKET REPAIRS. *KB
    Bulletin Number: 14-22-16R
    To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.
    Bulletin Number: 17
    SUBJECT REGARDING SHIFTER RATTLE. *JG
    Bulletin Number: SB-05-50-10R
    SUBARU: THERE IS A STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DUE TO AN IMPORPER WHEEL BALANCE. *RM
    Bulletin Number: Subaru Tech Tips
    Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter.
    1997 SUBARU SUBARU
    Bulletin Number: 08-06-97
    INFORMATION ON ASSEMBLING 1997 AND NEWER ENGINES. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 166399
    SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. HAS NOW MADE AVAILABLE REMANUFACTURED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS FOR MOST MODELS. *TT
    Bulletin Number: 97060601145
    PROCEDURES ON PREVENTING ENGINE DAMAGE. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 971205115097
    SUBJECT ON STATE EMISSION TESTING. *YC
    Bulletin Number: 971205115197
    SUBJECT ON DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE CAUTIONS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: WXN71
    SUBJECT REGARDING AXLE SHAFT GREASE LEAKAGE. *TT
    1997 SUBARU SVX
    Bulletin Number: 14-22-16R
    To help reduce confusion and increase technician efficiency, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) has developed the following cross reference list to help locate the appropriate Special Service Tool.
    Bulletin Number: 970516971662
    SUBJECT ON TRANSFER CLUTCH BINDING AND/OR BUCKING ON TURNS. *YC
    Bulletin Number: Subaru Tech Tips
    Subaru Service and Technical Support Line Newletter.

     

    Recalls for 1997 Subaru

    1997 SUBARU LEGACY
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:HANGER,BRACKET
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:06/03/1996 - 09/30/1996
    Potential Units Affected:29442

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER STATION WAGON, SEDAN AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER WELDING, FRACTURES CAN OCCUR ON THE SUPPORT BRACKET OF THE FRONT TRANSVERSE LINK.

    Consequence:

    SUCH FRACTURES CAN RESULT IN PARTIAL OR COMPLETE SEPARATION OF THE BRACKET CAUSING A FAILURE OF THE LOWER SUSPENSION MOUNTING, LEADING TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY THE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT BRACKETS.
    1997 SUBARU LEGACY
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:08/09/1996 - 03/21/1997
    Potential Units Affected:61115

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE THROTTLE SHAFT BALL BEARING ON THE SENSOR SIDE OF THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY WAS NOT INSTALLED IN CERTAIN THROTTLE BODIES.

    Consequence:

    OPERATION OF A VEHICLE WITH A MISSING THROTTLE SHAFT BEARING CAN EVENTUALLLY LEAD TO AN INCOMPLETE RETURN OF THE THROTTLE VALVE RESULTING IN A HIGH IDLING CONDITION.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE THROTTLE BODY AND REPLACE THE THROTTLE ASSEMBLY IF THE BEARING IS MISSING.
    1997 SUBARU LEGACY
    NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:05/09/1997 - 08/28/1997
    Potential Units Affected:19386

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. DUE TO POOR WELDS, IGNITION KEYS CAN STICK, SHIFT LEVERS/LINKAGES CAN BREAK AND SHIFT LEVERS CAN MOVE.

    Consequence:

    THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE UNEXPECTED MOVEMENT OF THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER ASSEMBLIES (EXCEPT THE HANDLE GRIP).
    1997 SUBARU LEGACY
    NHTSA Campaign ID:EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS:SWITCH
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:06/03/1996 - 08/31/1996
    Potential Units Affected:19730

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. INSUFFICIENT CLEARANCE WITHIN THE HAZARD WARNING LIGHT SWITCH HOUSING CAN CAUSE A BINDING BETWEEN THE ACTUATING BUTTON AND THE HOUSING.

    Consequence:

    THE SWITCH COULD STICK IN AN INTERMEDIATE POSITION WHEN DEACTIVATING, RESULTING IN THE TURN SIGNALS BECOMING INOPERABLE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSTALL A MODIFIED HAZARD WARNING SWITCH.
    1997 SUBARU LEGACY
    NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:03/01/1996 - 05/31/1997
    Potential Units Affected:223520

    Defect Description:

    THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN ALTERNATOR PROBLEM THAT CAN RESULT IN A LOSS OF CHARGING CAPABILITY.

    Consequence:

    IF THE ALTERNATOR FAILS, THE ALTERNATOR WARNING TELLTALE WILL ALERT THE DRIVER TO THE PROBLEM, GIVING AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK REPAIR BEFORE A LOSS OF BATTERY POWER, WHICH, IF THE WARNING WERE IGNORED, COULD ULTIMATELY RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE POWER (ENGINE STALL).

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR WITH A MODIFIED ALTERNATOR. OWNERS WILL ALSO BE CAUTIONED THAT, SHOULD THE ALTERNATOR TELLTALE WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATE, THEY MUST SEEK IMMEDIATE REPAIR TO AVOID THE EVENTUAL LOSS OF ELECTRICAL POWER, WHICH COULD RESULT IN AN ENGINE STALL.
    1997 SUBARU LEGACY
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:01/25/1994 - 01/30/1998
    Potential Units Affected:180000

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FRONT COIL SPRINGS ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, AND WISCONSIN, AND IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT COIL SPRINGS WERE PRODUCED WITH POOR PAINT QUALITY WHICH, AFTER CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO CORROSIVE SALT, CAN RESULT IN BREAKAGE OF THE SPRING.

    Consequence:

    DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF THE FRACTURE, A BROKEN SPRING COULD MOVE PAST THE SPRING SEAT AND CONTACT A FRONT TIRE. SOME TIRES HAVE DEFLATED DUE TO CONTACT WITH A BROKEN SPRING.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL NOTIFIY CUSTOMERS TO BRING THEIR VEHICLE TO AN AUTHORIZE DEALERSHIP TO HAVE A SPRING GUARD INSTALLED ON BOTH FRONT STRUTS TO PREVENT TIRE PUNCTURE AND REPLACE ANY BROKEN SPRINGS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 18, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
    1997 SUBARU OUTBACK
    NHTSA Campaign ID:POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:05/09/1997 - 08/28/1997
    Potential Units Affected:19386

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. DUE TO POOR WELDS, IGNITION KEYS CAN STICK, SHIFT LEVERS/LINKAGES CAN BREAK AND SHIFT LEVERS CAN MOVE.

    Consequence:

    THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE UNEXPECTED MOVEMENT OF THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER ASSEMBLIES (EXCEPT THE HANDLE GRIP).
    1997 SUBARU OUTBACK
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:01/25/1994 - 01/30/1998
    Potential Units Affected:180000

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FRONT COIL SPRINGS ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, AND WISCONSIN, AND IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THE FRONT COIL SPRINGS WERE PRODUCED WITH POOR PAINT QUALITY WHICH, AFTER CONTINUED EXPOSURE TO CORROSIVE SALT, CAN RESULT IN BREAKAGE OF THE SPRING.

    Consequence:

    DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF THE FRACTURE, A BROKEN SPRING COULD MOVE PAST THE SPRING SEAT AND CONTACT A FRONT TIRE. SOME TIRES HAVE DEFLATED DUE TO CONTACT WITH A BROKEN SPRING.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL NOTIFIY CUSTOMERS TO BRING THEIR VEHICLE TO AN AUTHORIZE DEALERSHIP TO HAVE A SPRING GUARD INSTALLED ON BOTH FRONT STRUTS TO PREVENT TIRE PUNCTURE AND REPLACE ANY BROKEN SPRINGS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 18, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
    1997 SUBARU OUTBACK
    NHTSA Campaign ID:VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:08/09/1996 - 03/21/1997
    Potential Units Affected:61115

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE THROTTLE SHAFT BALL BEARING ON THE SENSOR SIDE OF THE THROTTLE BODY ASSEMBLY WAS NOT INSTALLED IN CERTAIN THROTTLE BODIES.

    Consequence:

    OPERATION OF A VEHICLE WITH A MISSING THROTTLE SHAFT BEARING CAN EVENTUALLLY LEAD TO AN INCOMPLETE RETURN OF THE THROTTLE VALVE RESULTING IN A HIGH IDLING CONDITION.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE THROTTLE BODY AND REPLACE THE THROTTLE ASSEMBLY IF THE BEARING IS MISSING.
    1997 SUBARU OUTBACK
    NHTSA Campaign ID:SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY:HANGER,BRACKET
    Manufacturer:SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC.
    Manufacture Dates:06/03/1996 - 09/30/1996
    Potential Units Affected:29442

    Defect Description:

    VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER STATION WAGON, SEDAN AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER WELDING, FRACTURES CAN OCCUR ON THE SUPPORT BRACKET OF THE FRONT TRANSVERSE LINK.

    Consequence:

    SUCH FRACTURES CAN RESULT IN PARTIAL OR COMPLETE SEPARATION OF THE BRACKET CAUSING A FAILURE OF THE LOWER SUSPENSION MOUNTING, LEADING TO A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.

    Action:

    DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY THE FRONT SUSPENSION SUPPORT BRACKETS.

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