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Subaru recalls Outback and Legacy models

September 12, 2011 | 10:04 am

Subaru Outback recall Subaru is recalling almost 200,000 vehicles to replace a component of a windshield wiper system that can overheat and start a fire.

The Japanese automaker said the recalls include 2010 and 2011 Outback and Legacy models.

The bottom cover of the windshield wiper motor may overheat. This could start a fire, and it also makes the windshield wiper system inoperable, which federal safety regulators said could cause a crash.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press is reporting that Volkswagen is recalling more than 30,000 Jetta sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years because the tailpipes can stick out too far and burn people.


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Photo: A Subaru Outback. Credit: Associated Press