Legacy and Outback Steering Wheels are Disengaging

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Scott McCracken
An overhead view of a parking lot with cars neatly lined up inside parking spaces.

Subaru owners are being told to park their cars and not drive until they can get it fixed. Why? Because "turning the steering wheel (of the 2016-2017 Subaru Legacy and Outback) may have no effect on the direction of the wheels" Oh, that's a problem.

"(Subaru) says the tool used in building the steering column used an incorrect setting and caused an improper machining of one of the steering column shafts. The condition can cause the steering column shaft to fail to engage properly and leave the steering wheel to rotate freely any way it wants."

The recall was expected to begin on May 13, 2016.

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