So other than the steering column possibly coming off in my hands, I'm good to go? The stop sale didn't say we shouldn't drive until the inspection is performed.
SOA did not issue a 'do not drive' al la Porsche with the GT3 engine fires a couple of years ago. SOA has not said anything to us either way but Subaru is hypersensitive to safety, so keep that in mind when deciding what to do.
I'm amused by this wording, "This could allow ..., increasing the risk of a crash." Yeh, I'd say greatly increasing the risk of a crash. Almost guaranteeing it. I never take the ability to steer for granted when trying to avoid a crash or just every day driving.
I've read lots of recall notices (off Autoblog for our competitors
) and they all seem to contain that increasing the risk of a crash.
phrase. The lawyers seem to love it
Thanks for the update very helpful. So as a potential owner doens't freak me out, but does seem like my dealer could have looked at the Lot number today to determine if the car is affected. Waiting patiently but if no update tomorrow will move on.
Subaru just released the lot numbers this morning so now the service departments have to coordinate inspection and repair. They do have other cars that are already in for service and only so many bays and techs. Your sales manager will be push it to be a priority but it is a balancing act. I certainly don't envy my service manager right now.
I wonder what the "lot number" is? Tell me where to look and what numbers to be aware of and I'll go out in my garage and check it now. My car is within the affected serial number range and yes, I'm about to head out on a road trip with it tomorrow.
I don't think SOA will release that as they have to have their service departments personally inspect the vehicles to clear the recalls. It's an Federal regulation thing. Check with your service department and they may be able to get it inspected before you go.