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Owners of a 2010 Subaru Outback or Legacy equipped with a CVT transmission may need to make an unscheduled visit to their Subaru dealer due to a new recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall of 29,443 Legacy and Outback models for a crack that can occur in the CVT cooler hose that could result in a fluid leak. The only vehicles affected by the recall are the ones built between July 31 and December 1, 2009.

The NHTSA website states that Subaru didn't provide any safety consequences for this recall, but we're thinking a CVT fluid leak could lead to a damaged transmission, which is a lot more expensive than a new hose and a far bigger hassle for owners. Affected vehicles can be brought to the nearest Subaru dealer to have the hose replaced free of charge. If you're not sure if your vehicle falls under the recall, call Subaru at 1-856-488-8500. Hit the jump to read over the NHTSA release.

[Source: NHTSA]
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
SUBARU / LEGACY 2010
SUBARU / OUTBACK 2010

Manufacturer: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: MAY 06, 2010

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 29443

Summary:
SUBARU IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 OUTBACK AND LEGACY PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 31 THROUGH DECEMBER 1, 2009. A CRACK CAN OCCUR IN THE CVT COOLER HOSE RESULTING IN A FLUID LEAK.

Consequence:
THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A DESCRIPTION OF THE CONSEQUENCE AS IT RELATES TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY.

Remedy:
SUBARU WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE ANY AFFECTED COOLER HOSES FREE OF CHARGE. SUBARU HAS NOT YET PROVIDED THE AGENCY WITH A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-856-488-8500.

Notes:
SUBARU'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS WVQ-27. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.