Recall Alert: 2012 Subaru Outback and Legacy

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Subaru is recalling just 16 model-year 2012 versions of the Outback and Legacy due to a problem with the windshield wiper motor, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It's an expansion of an earlier recall that affected model-year 2010-11 versions of the cars.

The affected vehicles were manufactured from April 6 through May 12, 2011 (check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb), and use a wiper motor cover that may overheat. This could lead to a fire.

Subaru has already notified all affected owners, and dealers will replace the wiper motor cover for free. Owners can call Subaru at 800-782-2783 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

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Has anyone else had a fire issue with a 2012 Outback? I purchased my Outback in December 2011. It recently caught on fire on March 3rd. It appears the wiper motor is the likely cause but the still under investigation. Only 16 vehicles under a recall seems suspect. Any other stories or experiences would be appreciated.

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