SUBARU RECALL: STEERING DEFECT SO DANGEROUS YOU SHOULD STOP DRIVING NOW

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East County News Service

May 14, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) - Subaru is recalling over 48,500 new Legacy and Outback vehicles due to a steering column defect so dangerous, the company doesn’t want you to drive at all—not even to a mechanic.  Subaru dealers will have cars towed, inspected and repaired at no cost, according to a customer service message on Subaru’s website.

"The steering column in your vehicle may not have been manufactured to specification," Subaru warns. “If this condition exists, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels, increasing the risk of a crash."

The message states in boldface, “Your vehicle is not safe to drive if this potential defect is present…please do not drive your car until it has been inspected and, if necessary, the recall repair has been performed.

Subaru indicates it is contacting owners of the vehicles. The recall announced Friday includes 2016-17 Legacies and Outbacks that were manufactured between February 29 and May 6th.