DETROIT (CBSMiami/AP) — Subaru is telling some Legacy and Outback vehicle owners not to drive them.READ MORE: CBS4 Investigates: Smugglers Trying To Cash In On COVID Pandemic
The company is recalling about 52,000 of the cars and SUVs from the 2016 and 2017 model years over concerns the steering could fail. It also has told dealers to stop selling them until they’re repaired.
Subaru says in government documents that steering columns may have been manufactured improperly by a parts supplier. The columns may not engage, meaning the steering wheel could rotate freely and the driver could lose control.READ MORE: ‘Lived Her Life Fiercely’: Hundreds Gather At Miami Dade College For Wake Remembering Congresswoman Carrie Meek
The problem was discovered May 3rd when the owner of a 2016 Outback reported trouble. It was unclear if there have been any crashes or injuries.
Subaru says dealers will check the steering columns. If they weren’t built properly, they’ll be replaced. That starts in mid-May.MORE NEWS: Fourth Day Of Jury Deliberations In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial Ends With No Verdict
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