SUBARU WAGON 1977: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH

Make : SUBARU Model : WAGON Year : 1977
Build Dates : 0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 77V167000
Date Owner's Notified: 1977-11-16 Date Received by ODI: 1977-10-06 Date Added to Database: 1979-10-12
Manufacturers Involved: Subaru of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 42256
Summary:
      ON THE INVOLVED VEHICLES, THE TAILGATE LATCH AND LATCH STRIKER MAY NOT BE PROPERLY ADJUSTED. THE TAILGATE MAY NOT BE SECURELY LATCHED AND MAY COME OPEN DURING VEHICLE OPERATION.
Consequence:
     
Remedy:
      DEALER WILL INSTALL A NEW LATCH ASSEMBLY WITHOUT CHARGE TO OWNER.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: STRUCTURE; TAILGATE ASSEMBLY.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF TAILGATE OPENS DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, ARTICLESSTORED IN THE CARGO AREA COULD FALL ON THE ROADWAY AND CREATE A SAFETY HAZARDTO OTHER DRIVERS.NOTE: OWNER IS ADVISED NOT TO ALLOW CHILDREN OR OTHER PASSENGERS TO RIDE IN THECARGO AREA UNTIL THE DEFECT IS CORRECTED.