Safety Ratings

Frontal Moderate Overlap Test Results
Good
Rear Crash Protection Results
Good
Rollover Rating Test Results
Good
Side Impact Test Results
Good
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Overall Side Crash Rating
Overall Side Barrier Rating
NHTSA Rollover Resistance Rating
Not Rated
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Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 14V577000
Mfg's Report Date: SEP 18, 2014
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 56


Summary:
Subaru of America, Inc. (Subaru) is recalling certain model year 2015 Outback vehicles manufactured January 22, 2014, to August 18, 2014, and equipped with a Subaru accessory trailer hitch assembly. During installation, the trailer hitch mounting nuts may have been overtightened, potentially resulting in failure of the trailer hitch mounting studs.

Consequence:
The mounting nut(s) may not provide sufficient force to remain attached to the studs or the studs themselves might break. If this were to happen while a trailer is being towed, the driver might not be able to operate the vehicle as desired or the trailer may detach from the vehicle. Either situation could increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace all eight mounting nuts for the trailer hitch assembly, and will inspect all eight mounting studs for damage, free of charge. The recall began on October 7, 2014. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQN-50.

Dates of Manufacture:
JAN 21, 2014 to AUG 17, 2014

Manufacturer Recall Number:
WQN-50

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