Single Factory Worker Linked to Latest Transmission Recall for 2021 Impreza and Outback

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Scott McCracken
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carcomplaints.com
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Subaru isn't pulling any punches when placing blame for their latest recall. They say "a single associate" was found using "an improper torque wrench technique" while tightening a cable nut in the CVT select lever of the 2021 Impreza and Outback. That's going to be an awkward next performance review. If left loose, the gear selector may not function properly.

About the Recall

  • This is both a recall and stop-sale of any unsold vehicles, totalling 383 in the US.
  • The affected Outbacks were built between 12/14/2020 and 12/21/2020, while the Imprezas were built between 12/14/2020 and 12/18/2020.
  • The recall (#WRA-21) is expected to begin on 02/19/2021.
More information on carcomplaints.com

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