Subaru of America is warning owners of 48,500 recalled model year 2016-2017 Legacy and Outback vehicles against driving their cars until the vehicles have been inspected.
The steering column on the cars, manufactured February 29, 2016, to May 6, 2016, may have been improperly machined, and as a result, turning the steering wheel may have no effect on the direction of the wheels.
The loss of steering ability would increase the risk of a crash.
What to do
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the lot number on the steering column, replacing the steering column, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 13, 2016.
Owners may contact Subaru customer service at 1-800-782-2783 or by visiting http://www.wtd65.service-campaign.com. Subaru's number for this recall is WTD-65.