Recall Roundup: Subaru Recalls Legacy, Outback for Transmission Oil Leak
During the past week, only two minor vehicle recalls were issued by auto manufacturers in the United States. Ford and Subaru issued recalls affecting a total of 3,158 vehicles, some of which would appear unlikely to have ever reached the consumer. Details for each recall are below, in alphabetical order by vehicle brand.
2015 Lincoln MKT Town Car
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling 265 model-year 2015 Lincoln MKT Town Car vehicles equipped with the livery package and manufactured February 4, 2015, to June 23, 2015. The vehicles were intended to seat 5 passengers but were delivered without the second-row seating. Accordingly, the vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110. The vehicles also fail to comply with FMVSS No. 225: Child Restraint Anchorages, since they were delivered without a tether anchorage at the front passenger seating position, and as is required for vehicles without a second row of seats.
Dealers will inspect and install second-row seating if it is missing. The recall began on July 28, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C08; owners may also refer to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign number 15V476000.
2015-2016 Subaru Legacy
2015-2016 Subaru Outback
Subaru of America (Subaru) is recalling 2,893 2015 and 2016 model-year Subaru Legacy and Outback vehicles manufactured July 3, 2015, to July 27, 2015. Transmission oil may leak from a deformed seal cap on the propeller shaft yoke, increasing the risk of fire.
Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace the propeller shaft free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 28, 2015. Owners may contact 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's number for this recall is WQU-56; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 15V502000.