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2009 SUBARU LEGACY RECALL (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH)

Make: Subaru
Model Year: 2009
Model: LEGACY
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V297000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:SWITCH
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 511
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 04/11/2019
Record Creation Date: 04/12/2019

2009 Subaru LEGACY DEFECT SUMMARY

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2009-2013 Forester vehicles, 2008-2011 Impreza vehicles, 2008-2014 WRX vehicles, 2005-2014 Legacy vehicles, 2005-2014 Outback vehicles and 2006-2008 Tribeca vehicles equipped with a mechanical key ignition switch installed as a replacement part. The ball spring inside the switch may break, reducing the strength of the ignition switch. If this occurs, the weight on the key ring and certain road conditions could cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position to the accessory position, turning off the engine.

2009 Subaru LEGACY DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

The engine turning off unexpectedly can increase the risk of a crash. If a crash occurs under this condition, the air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.

2009 Subaru LEGACY RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ignition switch, replacing the ignition switch, if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 10, 2019. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WUF-91.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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