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"Recall Alerts"


Published by:
Peter A. Lynch, Esq.
of Cozen O'Connor


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      This weekly newsletter covers:

  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Publishes Recall of 2004 Subaru Baja, Forrester and Impreza


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 is expected to begin on October 10, 2004. Owners should contact Subaru at (800) 782-2783.

Notes: Subaru Recall No. WWU-05. customers can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationís Auto Safety Hotline at (888) dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Campaign Number is 04V473000. The notice can be viewed at

DISCLAIMER: This column is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The information contained in this update is general in nature. Individual situations of readers may not fit the general educational information described in the column. Readers are strongly encouraged to consult with an attorney to evaluate individual situations and provide legal advice. Any reliance on the information contained herein is taken at the reader's own risk and should not be considered legal advice.

Mr. Lynch can be reached at Cozen and O'Connor, 501 West Broadway, Suite 1610, San Diego, California 92101, 800-782-3366 (voice), 619-234-7831 (fax), (e-mail), Follow us on Twitter at @firesandrain.

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