Subaru is recalling 1,182 model-year 2023 Solterra SUVs. Improperly tightened hub bolts may loosen and cause the wheels to detach from the vehicle. Wheel detachment while driving can result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on March 1, 2023. Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 844-373-6614 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect and tighten the hub bolts, as necessary. Owners are advised not to drive their vehicle until the repair has been completed.
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.