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Subaru recalls model year 2020-2021 Outbacks and Legacys

The drive chain may break and cause a loss of drive power

Subaru Outback
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Subaru of America is recalling 182 model year 2020-2021 Outbacks and Legacys, expanding an earlier recall.

A programming error in the Transmission Control Unit (TCU) may allow the clutch to engage before the drive chain is completely clamped.

An improperly secured drive chain may slip and break, causing a loss of drive power and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Dealers will reprogram the TCU, inspect TCU data for chain slip, and visually inspect the chain guide. If evidence of chain slippage or damage is found, the transmission will be replaced. Repairs will be performed free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on September 5, 2022.

Owners may contact Subaru's customer service at (844) 373-6614. Subaru's number for this recall is WRK-22.

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