Owners of a new Subaru Legacy or Outback might need to factor in some time for a trip to the dealership soon: About 29,000 vehicles are being recalled because of possible cracking in the cooler hose of the continuously variable transmission system. The crack could lead to a fluid leak, and while the company has thus far failed to explain the consequences of such a leak, a piece in Consumer Reports has said that a high-pressure hose leak might lead to a fire.
Only vehicles manufactured between July 31 and Dec. 1, 2009, are being recalled. There is no fixed repair schedule, but Subaru has stated it will contact owners to schedule a dealership visit.
Concerned customers can contact Subaru directly at 1-856-488-8500.