Subaru recalls some cars again due to poor welding qualityJuly 17, 2019
2,107 copies of the 2018 Legacy sedan and all-wheel drive station wagon may have defective welds under the windshield. Owners will be offered to buy a car or replace it with a fully functional one.
Not every day the automaker announces the beginning of the service company on its model, not to mention the fact that in this case, the replacement is needed for the entire car. The Japanese brand Subaru has already done similar things last year with a few copies of the flagship Ascent SUV, and now history repeats itself, but this time, problems have arisen with the Legacy sedan and all-terrain Outback 2019 release.
According to official data, the problem lies in welds that may pose a safety hazard.
Some spot welds on the duct cover may be faulty. The welds are located at the rear of the engine compartment under the plastic cover at the base of the windshield. The report states that the component was manufactured by the supplier, and that a problem with the tip of the spot welder could lead to the fact that the welds may be unreliable. In the end, the specific date of occurrence of this defect was determined – from May 31, 2019 to June 6, 2019.
It is reported that only 142 copies of the Legacy may not be fully “boiled”, while in the case of the Outback wagon, this number reaches 1,965. As a result, 2,107 problem cars turn out, however, Subaru believes that only 12% of this numbers can actually get poor quality welds. It is reported that Subaru dealers sold only a few cars – perhaps just a dozen.
This problem is a serious danger because poor welds can lead to
increased risk of injury in an accident. Subaru simply offers owners of distressed cars a ransom or replacement for a completely serviceable one instead of a long wait for repairs.
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