SUBARU FORESTER 2004: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Make : SUBARU Model : FORESTER Year : 2004
Build Dates : 2003-02-04 - 2003-03-05
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 04V473000
Date Owner's Notified: 2004-10-08 Date Received by ODI: 2004-10-01 Date Added to Database: 2004-09-30
Manufacturers Involved: Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: WWU-05
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 26
Summary:
      ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE COVER BOLTS FOR THE ENGINE OIL CONTROL VALVE MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED, ALLOWING OIL TO LEAK FROM AROUND THE COVER GASKET.
Consequence:
      IF LEAKING OIL CONTACTS COMPONENTS OPERATING AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, A FIRE COULD RESULT IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.
Remedy:
      DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND RETIGHTEN THE OIL-FLOW CONTROL VALVE COVER BOLTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 8, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT SUBARU AT 1-800-782-2783.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SUBARU RECALL NO. WWU-05.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT '1-888-327-4236'.