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Autos Insider | Honda, Subaru recalling 800,000 vehicles | The Detroit News

Subaru said it was issuing two recalls covering about 400,000 recalls. One covers 300,000 vehicles sold or registered in 20 states — including Michigan, Ohio, New York — and Washington, D.C., to replace potentially rusty brackets on the underside of the vehicles.

The recall covers the 2002-2007 Impreza, 2003-2008 Forester and 2005-2006 Saab 9-2x. Subaru said it had reviewed complaints of front lower control arms broken at hanger brackets due to corrosion caused by road salt.

Dealers will inspect the front lower control arms and will rust-proof them or replace them with new ones. Owners will be notified by early November.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had opened an investigation into the issue in April after receiving seven complaints, including two failures on the highway at high speeds.

The second recall covers 195,000 2010-2011 Legacy and Outback to replace the windshield wiper bottom cover, which could catch fire or stop working.

Subaru said it received a complaint of smoke from a wiper motor in January and began an investigation. Owners will be notified by November.
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