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2018 SUBARU OUTBACK RECALL (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE)

Make: Subaru
Model Year: 2018
Model: OUTBACK
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V773000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 228,648
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 11/01/2018
Record Creation Date: 11/05/2018

2018 Subaru OUTBACK DEFECT SUMMARY

Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain 2018 Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles. Due to a software error, the low fuel warning light may not illuminate at the intended remaining fuel level and the miles-to-empty display may incorrectly indicate a positive number despite the tank being empty.

2018 Subaru OUTBACK DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

The inaccurate fuel display may cause a driver to unexpectedly run out of fuel and the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

2018 Subaru OUTBACK RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the combination meter software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-844-373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WTW-82.
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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