8 June 2018
SUBARU LEGACY, Model years 2004-2005
October 2005 - Subaru of New Zealand has been advised by FHI (Fuji Heavy Industries, the manufacturer of Subaru vehicles) of a potential safety issue with 2004 and 2005 Legacy and Outback vehicles. Under certain conditions, the right hand and or left hand rear door(s) may open whilst the vehicle is in operation. This condition could occur at any time without prior warning. Note: This defect could occur even if the central locking system or child lock function has been activated. It is possible that part of the supporting mechanism on the outer rear door handle lever that makes the door operate, could contain a defect that occurred during the manufacturing process. Under some circumstances the lever may not fully return after operation, causing the rear door lock mechanism not to fully function correctly. The door lock defect may be cancelled by vibration during normal vehicle operation however it is possible the rear door(s) could open unexpectedly.
What to do...
Please contact a Subaru Authorised Dealer to arrange an appointment to have the recall carried out. To locate the nearest Subaru Authorised Dealer please access our website at www.subaru.co.nz and click on Locate a dealer. Alternatively, call 0800 SUBARU (0800 782278) to contact your local Subaru Authorised Dealer.