Subaru Australia is recalling 38,755 examples of its XV and Forester crossovers due to improperly tightened bolts.

    “The rear stabiliser bracket bolts may not have been sufficiently tightened during production. In this case, the bolts may become loose over time and/or fall out during normal vehicle usage,” the company says in its recall notice.

    “A dislodged bolt or a loose stabiliser bracket may impact nearby components such as the drive shaft, sub-frame, or brake pipe, causing damage and/or a failure in those components.

    “This may result in an accident, causing injury or death of vehicle occupants and/or other road users.”

    This recall notice for the 2018-19 XV is unrelated to another issued on June 2, 2021, which was for an overheating ignition coil.

    • A total of 38,755 vehicles are affected
    • Vehicles were available for sale from April 21, 2017 to August 24, 2020
    • The VIN list is attached here
    • The original recall notice is attached here

    Subaru is contacting owners of all affected vehicles.

    If you’re an owner, you’ll need to contact a Subaru dealer to organise a free inspection and repair.

    If you have any further questions, you can contact the Subaru Customer Relations Team weekdays from 8:30am to 5pm (AEST) on 1300 550 994.

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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