At the end of November, Subaru expanded its recall of the Legacy and other models to China.
The recall is over a defect in the water pump. There is a risk that the engine’s water pump could stop operating because of broken bearings, which were installed without sufficiently sized gaps. This could then damage the timing belt. If the car is run in this condition, the engine could stop and be unable to restart.
In early December, Subaru’s Chinese representatives notified the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s Republic of China of the recall. Not including the Exiga, it applies to 5,081 2008-11 Legacy models, 40,674 2009-11 Forrester models, and 1,049 2008-11 Impreza models, making the total 46,804 cars.
Subaru’s Chinese representatives are contacting the owners of the effected vehicles and exchanging water pumps at dealerships.
(Translated by Greg Scott)