In its second recall this week on Legacy and Outback, Subaru is now recalling certain 2011 model year Legacy and Outback vehicles over concerns about a moonroof flaw.
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A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 69,590. Affected 2011 model year Subaru Legacy and Outlook models were manufactured from August 3, 2010 through July 1, 2011.
The issue is that the moonroof glass may come loose or fall completely off. The cause has been determined as inadequate application of the amount and position of the adhesive between the glass and the retainer.
This is a safety concern because if the moonroof glass loosens and detaches from the vehicle during driving, this could result in a potential road hazard for other vehicles and increase the risk of a vehicular crash.
Subaru will notify owners and dealers will inspect the condition of the glass adhesion and will then either apply additional adhesive or replace the moonroof glass, all at no charge to the owner. The Subaru safety recall is expected to begin during October 2011.
In the meantime, owners of 2011 Subaru Legacy and Outlook models with any questions or concerns may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Reference Subaru Recall No. WVW-33.
Alternatively, owners of 2011 Subaru Legacy and Outlook models with any questions or concerns may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov. Refer to the NHTSA Campaign ID No. 11V467000.
For information about the earlier recall involving 2010-2011 Subaru Legacy and Outback models, see our coverage here.