Transmission Leaks and Fires Prompt Recall

Subaru has recalled some 2015-2016 Legacys and Outbacks for a manufacturing error in the propeller shaft connected to the transmission.

“[Subaru] says the seal cap and seal may be deformed inside the propeller shaft yoke, a problem that can cause transmission fluid to leak.”

That leaking transmission fluid can hit the hot exhaust pipe and start a fire. Car fires are no yoke.

You should have received your notice by now as the recall was expected to begin on August 28, 2015. To find out which specific vehicles were recalled, visit our site or call Subaru at 800-782-2783. They’re using recall number WQU-56 for this problem (if you call, kindly inform them that W, Q, and U aren’t numbers).