Recalls

Find the latest 2003 Subaru Baja recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Component Firestone 30x9.50R15 LT
Dates of Manufacture August 2002
Dates of Manufacture June 2001 - September 2002
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02T014
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V240
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V282
Potential Number of Units Affected 163,243
Potential Number of Units Affected 555
Potential Number of Units Affected 754
Remedy Bridgestone/Firestone dealers will replace these tires. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 10, 2002. Owners should contact BFS at 1-800-367-3872.
Remedy Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Remedy Dealers will replace the water pump. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 12, 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Summary Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary Certain Widetrack Baja A/T tires, size 30x9.50R15 LT, fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 119, "New Pneumatic Tires." The maximum load and inflation are incorrectly stated on the tires. These tires can be over-inflated and possibly contribute to a vehicle crash.
Summary On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles with 4-cylinder engines, the water pump pulley center hole was improperly machined. In some instances, the interference fit between the inner wall of the pulley center hole and the water pump drive shaft was not as tight as specified in the drawing specification. This could result in the water pump pulley dislodging from the water pump shaft, which can cause severe engine damage/seizure during vehicle usage.
Component Firestone 30x9.50R15 LT
Dates of Manufacture August 2002
Dates of Manufacture June 2001 - September 2002
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02T014
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V240
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V282
Potential Number of Units Affected 163,243
Potential Number of Units Affected 555
Potential Number of Units Affected 754
Remedy Bridgestone/Firestone dealers will replace these tires. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 10, 2002. Owners should contact BFS at 1-800-367-3872.
Remedy Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Remedy Dealers will replace the water pump. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 12, 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Summary Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary Certain Widetrack Baja A/T tires, size 30x9.50R15 LT, fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 119, "New Pneumatic Tires." The maximum load and inflation are incorrectly stated on the tires. These tires can be over-inflated and possibly contribute to a vehicle crash.
Summary On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles with 4-cylinder engines, the water pump pulley center hole was improperly machined. In some instances, the interference fit between the inner wall of the pulley center hole and the water pump drive shaft was not as tight as specified in the drawing specification. This could result in the water pump pulley dislodging from the water pump shaft, which can cause severe engine damage/seizure during vehicle usage.
Component Firestone 30x9.50R15 LT
Dates of Manufacture August 2002
Dates of Manufacture June 2001 - September 2002
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02T014
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V240
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V282
Potential Number of Units Affected 163,243
Potential Number of Units Affected 555
Potential Number of Units Affected 754
Remedy Bridgestone/Firestone dealers will replace these tires. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 10, 2002. Owners should contact BFS at 1-800-367-3872.
Remedy Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Remedy Dealers will replace the water pump. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 12, 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Summary Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary Certain Widetrack Baja A/T tires, size 30x9.50R15 LT, fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 119, "New Pneumatic Tires." The maximum load and inflation are incorrectly stated on the tires. These tires can be over-inflated and possibly contribute to a vehicle crash.
Summary On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles with 4-cylinder engines, the water pump pulley center hole was improperly machined. In some instances, the interference fit between the inner wall of the pulley center hole and the water pump drive shaft was not as tight as specified in the drawing specification. This could result in the water pump pulley dislodging from the water pump shaft, which can cause severe engine damage/seizure during vehicle usage.
Component Firestone 30x9.50R15 LT
Dates of Manufacture August 2002
Dates of Manufacture June 2001 - September 2002
Dates of Manufacture September - October 2001
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02T014
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V240
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V282
Potential Number of Units Affected 163,243
Potential Number of Units Affected 555
Potential Number of Units Affected 754
Remedy Bridgestone/Firestone dealers will replace these tires. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 10, 2002. Owners should contact BFS at 1-800-367-3872.
Remedy Dealers will replace the automatic transmission parking rod assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during January 2003. An interim owner notification will be sent during November 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Remedy Dealers will replace the water pump. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Sept. 12, 2002. Owners should contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783.
Summary Certain passenger and sport utility vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions were produced with an improperly manufactured transmission parking rod. When the transmission selector lever is placed in the "P" (Park) position, the transmission park mechanism, which is intended to hold the vehicle, may not engage. The vehicle could then move/roll without prior warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary Certain Widetrack Baja A/T tires, size 30x9.50R15 LT, fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 119, "New Pneumatic Tires." The maximum load and inflation are incorrectly stated on the tires. These tires can be over-inflated and possibly contribute to a vehicle crash.
Summary On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles with 4-cylinder engines, the water pump pulley center hole was improperly machined. In some instances, the interference fit between the inner wall of the pulley center hole and the water pump drive shaft was not as tight as specified in the drawing specification. This could result in the water pump pulley dislodging from the water pump shaft, which can cause severe engine damage/seizure during vehicle usage.