Subaru will be repairing approximately fifty thousand 2016-2017 Legacy and 2015-2017 Outback vehicles for a manufacturing error affecting the steering. According to the defect report, the incorrect setting of a tool used in production of the steering column could result in an improper machining condition. As a result, the steering column shaft may not engage leaving the steering wheel to freely rotate and loss of steering ability.
Those receiving notices will be asked to return to their dealers who will inspect the lot number on the steering column and replace it as necessary. Owners wanting more information about the problem are asked to 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 and the NHTSA campaign number is 16V-292.
Note: Until the vehicles have been inspected, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles.