Safety Issues Cause Subaru to Recall Multiple Vehicles
Automaker Subaru has recently recalled or has plans to recall several vehicles manufactured and sold by the company. The recall is due to defective parts or other issues that may cause safety problems that increase the risk of a car accident, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.
Subaru Outback and Legacy vehicles produced in the 2010 and 2011 model years will be subject to a recall that is expected to be made public in November 2011. A problem with the windshield wiper motor in these vehicles can cause the wipers to stop working; making visibility difficult and a crash more likely in times of heavy rain or snow. The company estimates that about 195,000 vehicles built between January 2010 and May 2011 will be affected.
In addition, Subaru has recently recalled several model years of its Impreza and Forester vehicles, as well as the Saab 9-2x. These vehicles have been found to have control arm problems that can cause the control arms to break, leaving the driver with little or no control over the direction the vehicle is traveling. This problem is most likely to occur in states where the weather requires regular salting or de-icing of roads, which can cause corrosion that leads to the control arms breaking. Missouri drivers of these vehicles may be affected, and should contact Subaru or their dealership for a fix.
Missouri drivers who are injured in car accidents caused by defective vehicle parts have certain rights under state and federal law. If you’ve been injured in a crash that you believe was caused by a vehicle defect, the experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Page Law can help. Call us today at 314-PAGE-LAW for a free and confidential consultation.