Approximately 2,100 model-year 2019 Subaru Legacy sedans and Outback wagons are being recalled due to faulty welding. Robotic welders at a part supplier’s factory were not cleaned properly. As a result, certain welds were not correctly applied, reducing the vehicle’s body strength and increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Subaru will begin notifying owners on July 26. Owners can call the automaker at 844-373-6614 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
Unlike most recalls, where a dealer can perform a repair, these vehicles will have to be sent back to the factory for a fix. Owners will have the option of exchanging their vehicle for a new one, having Subaru buy it back, or taking back their vehicle after it has been repaired at the factory.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.