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Recall List for the 2002 Subaru Legacy

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2002 Subaru Legacy by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It’s important to note that most recalls won’t cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Subaru service shop immediately!

2002 Subaru Legacy VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES NHTSA Campaign #04V128000

Summary: On certain passenger sedans, wagons, and sport utility vehicles, the cruise control cable could come out of its track on the cruise control lever and lodge on the control lever tab when the accelerator pedal is released. If this condition occurs, the throttle will not return to the idle position and will remain in an open position.

Consequence: If this occurs during vehicle operation, the driver could lose control of the vehicle, which could result in a crash.

Actions: Dealers will install a cruise control cable retaining clip to the cruise control lever tab on the throttle shaft in order to prevent the cruise control cable from coming out of its track. Owner notification began on April 12, 2004. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. For detailed information supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V128000

2002 Subaru Legacy SUSPENSION:REAR NHTSA Campaign #03V153000

Summary: This recall applies to certain passenger vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Certain rear suspension subframe components were produced with poor paint quality which, after continued exposure to corrosive road salts for a period of several years, could result in rust-out of the component and possible breakage of the subframe.

Consequence: If such breakage occurs while the vehicle is being operated, control of the vehicle could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash.

Actions: Dealers will clean and rust-proof the rear suspension subframe. Owner notification began July 14, 2003. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. For detailed information supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V153000

2002 Subaru Legacy POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NHTSA Campaign #02V282000

Summary: Certain sport utility and passenger vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the P (park) position, the transmission park mechanism, that is intended to hold your vehicle, may not engage.

Consequence: The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Actions: Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. Owner notification January 8, 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002.

Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. For detailed information supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V282000

2002 Subaru Legacy SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER NHTSA Campaign #02V079000

Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the brake master cylinders may not function properly in ambient temperatures below freezing 32 degrees Fahrenheit and lower).

Consequence: At these temperatures, the brakes may not release after being applied, even when the driver’s foot is no longer on the brake pedal. This can occur withour prior warning, possibly resulting in a crash.

Actions: Dealers will replace the master cylinders. Owner notification began March 21, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. For detailed information supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #02V079000

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