Both Subaru and Ford have launched recall campaigns associated with issues that could lead to crashes. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, both of these companies should be able to have all recalled vehicles or items fixed or replaced if necessary entirely for free.
The first recall campaign is associated with the 2016 and 2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured between February and May of 2016.
The official announcement shows that the recalled vehicles come with steering columns that may have not been fully machined during their production. If that’s the case, the car’s steering ability may be impacted, making vehicles more likely to crash due to steering troubles.
While no accidents or minor crashes have been associated with the recalled vehicles, consumers should be aware that over 48,000 units were recalled nationwide. Impacted consumers will be contacted after May 13. Consumers who are not contacted should reach out to Subaru as soon as possible. You may learn more about this recall by clicking here.
The Ford recall launched recently impacts Ford’s 2016 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks, which were all manufactured between April 5 and 11, 2016. These vehicles, the report shows, come with tires that may have sustained some damage. If the inner sidewall was damaged during the assembly, the tires may experience a loss of air or even a rupture.
In order to have the issue resolved, Ford will notify all impacted vehicle owners so the tires are inspected and, if necessary, replaced. Over 2,000 vehicles nationwide have been impacted.
The company has already begun contacting the impacted vehicle owners.
Whether your car is a Ford or a Subaru, contact the company for more details if you’re not entirely sure of how the campaign impacts you.
Stay on top of the recall news by following the NHTSA reports and by heeding the manufacturer’s recommendations. Download the NHTSA app for more details and updates on recalls that impact your vehicle.