Recall roundup: Subaru Legacy, Outback and Tribeca image

The 2014 Subaru Legacy, Outback and 2013 Tribeca are the subject to a recall which was announced by the Japanese based automaker, because of a problem with the vehicles’ transmission.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 202 units of the Subaru Tribeca, Legacy and Outback will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the transmissions fixed. The NHTSA says that all affected vehicles are equipped with automatic transmissions and the recall has been announced because of the parking rod, which may detach inside the gearbox.

If this happens, the driver will not be able to move the vehicle from the “Park” position and even if the transmission is shifted into the “Park” position, this may fail to engage, increasing the risk of a roll-away, crash and injury. The affected Subaru Legacy, Outback and Tribeca have been produced between June 12 and June 28, 2013. Owners of the vehicles will be notified by the carmaker and the recall is expected to begin at the end of August, 2013. Meanwhile, you can find out more about the subject by contacting Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.