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Old 15 February 2012, 07:01 PM
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Default Lower Arm recall on Imprezas??

Does anyone know about this recall ? and what arms it apply to the steel ones or alloy versions?
http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/rec...Text=Blank&tx=
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Old 15 February 2012, 07:03 PM
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Is for the steel arms on wagons.
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Old 15 February 2012, 07:08 PM
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Thanks Mate that explains why a friend got a letter !! he owns a wagon
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Old 15 February 2012, 07:09 PM
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got the recall letter today, not bad service for an 11 year old car !
check and replace if required F.O.C.
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Old 15 February 2012, 07:33 PM
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oh well looks like postie will be bringing a letter.

quite suprised theres recall, would just have expected any corrosion issues on cars that old just to be highlighted at mot time and left for owner to foot the bill.
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Old 16 February 2012, 08:18 AM
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A mate has had his letter, mine must be in the post !!

At least it's free of charge and I wonder how many of the 23010 cars are left running or the owners have already sorted this issue out ?
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Old 16 February 2012, 08:36 AM
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had mine last week for an 06 hawkeye. hope they go for replacing rather than the rust proofing option
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Old 16 February 2012, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ian.e View Post
Is for the steel arms on wagons.

Hi mate

Its not just wagons it applies to , all impreza's and foresters fitted with steal wishbones

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Old 16 February 2012, 10:32 AM
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what years are affected by this guys cheers
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Old 16 February 2012, 11:02 AM
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I noticed this on mine about a year ago MY07. I had wishbones cleaned up and the whole car waxoiled.
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Old 16 February 2012, 11:15 AM
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03-08 foresters
02-07 imprezas

wait for a letter .
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Old 16 February 2012, 12:43 PM
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What about a MY01 WRX wagon (newage bug) ?
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Old 16 February 2012, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by D6ale View Post
What about a MY01 WRX wagon (newage bug) ?
cars from 01/01/02 to 31/13/07. So if your car falls between these dates then you should get a re-call.
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Old 16 February 2012, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by chopperman View Post
cars from 01/01/02 to 31/13/07. So if your car falls between these dates then you should get a re-call.
Not all cars between these dates are affected though!
The RB320, even though falls between the dates, has alloy lower arms, so not part of the recall
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Old 16 February 2012, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by IggyRB320 View Post
Not all cars between these dates are affected though!
The RB320, even though falls between the dates, has alloy lower arms, so not part of the recall
Apparently STI.s are ok too
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Old 16 February 2012, 04:12 PM
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If you check with your local subaru dealer they can check the list to see if your car is on it and get it booked in. I haven't recieved anything from subaru but car is booked in next week.
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Old 16 February 2012, 04:27 PM
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which models are affected then? iv got an 03 WRX and im sure thats got alloy lower arms?
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Originally Posted by IggyRB320 View Post
Not all cars between these dates are affected though!
The RB320, even though falls between the dates, has alloy lower arms, so not part of the recall
Really? I must be thinking of a different part then as when i had the car waxoiled there were rust patches on the part i thought this was referring to. Had mine all cleaned underneath and treated

This is the part i thought they were on about

As you can see the rear bolt was loose on both sides.
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Old 16 February 2012, 04:32 PM
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^^thats part of your subframe
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Old 16 February 2012, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by djandyg View Post
^^thats part of your subframe
So which part is the re-call referring too?
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Old 16 February 2012, 04:41 PM
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thats good to know and will check tomorrow, although my bottom arms are slightly knocking and was advised about it last years MOT
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We are a subau dealer .. It is the front wishbones that are at fault

If you get a letter book your car in with your local dealer ..

Then they will check the arms , treat if required .

If they require replacement then they will be ordered for you car and then replaced .

Models effected

FORESTER 03-08
IMPREZA 02-2007

STEEL ARMS.

wait for a letter , maybe easier

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Old 16 February 2012, 04:52 PM
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do they contact vosa then to find out who the owners are and the address
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Originally Posted by BlueBridge Subaru View Post
We are a subau dealer .. It is the front wishbones that are at fault

If you get a letter book your car in with your local dealer ..

Then they will check the arms , treat if required .

If they require replacement then they will be ordered for you car and then replaced .

Models effected

FORESTER 03-08
IMPREZA 02-2007

STEEL ARMS.

WAIT FOR A LETTER .
I called my subaru local dealer and gave him my chassi number, it was on the list as outstanding, that was enough and it's booked in for next week, this is an 03 wrx wagon. I don't see the problem if it's on a 'to do' list.
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Old 16 February 2012, 05:22 PM
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I bet they don't pay for re'alignment after, which you will need unless you want uneven tyre wear
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Old 16 February 2012, 05:24 PM
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I know a good place to get the alignment done Stu!
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Old 16 February 2012, 05:25 PM
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Er, the lower arms are probably the one part that should NOT affect the alignment. Strut to hub carrier and steering arm, yes. Lower arm, unlikely.
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Old 16 February 2012, 05:29 PM
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Depends what they're doing and how it's done , but personally I think the alignment will need checking as a minimum
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Old 16 February 2012, 06:17 PM
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Just checked my registered keeper address and its got my old address on it. Bugger i wont get the letter
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Old 16 February 2012, 08:16 PM
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if my local dealer ever bothers to get back to me then i will get the car booked in. i knew there was a reason i dont use main dealers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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