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Subaru recalls nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs
Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 8:12 AM EST

Posted on 01/03/2013 5:28:53 AM PST by Olog-hai

Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because lights beneath the doors can overheat and cause fires.

The recall affects all Outback and Legacy cars from model years 2010 and 2011. …

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1 posted on 01/03/2013 5:28:56 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Are they incandescent? That could be a problem. Subaru is the chosen travel mode of the left wing, anti American lunatic.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 5:36:07 AM PST by albie
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To: Olog-hai

Here I thought they were being recalled because they were all sold with defective bumperstickers.


3 posted on 01/03/2013 5:37:12 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Olog-hai

Lesbian community hit hardest.


4 posted on 01/03/2013 5:54:40 AM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: albie
Subaru is the chosen travel mode of the left wing, anti American lunatic.

Just wondering ..... what type of pro American patriotic vehicle do you drive?

5 posted on 01/03/2013 6:02:09 AM PST by Boston Blackie
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To: Olog-hai

Just because of their flood of annoying radio commercials I’ll never buy one!


6 posted on 01/03/2013 6:09:33 AM PST by jughandle
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To: albie
Subaru is the chosen travel mode of the left wing, anti American lunatic.<<<

LMAO...You sure paint with a broad brush!

Call me a lunatic, but Subbies are better then anything I've ever driven in the snow...including my 4WD Ford pickup...

7 posted on 01/03/2013 6:26:16 AM PST by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

All I know is what I see and how they advertise. Subaru is “Love”. A guy drives through the mud and lets the rain wash his car to save the earth.


8 posted on 01/03/2013 6:45:44 AM PST by albie
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To: Boston Blackie

An Acura and a Toyota Sequoia


9 posted on 01/03/2013 6:47:03 AM PST by albie
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To: albie
Subaru is the chosen travel mode of the left wing, anti American lunatic.

Normally I try to avoid such sweeping statements, but the left wing part (in my observation) is accurate. It is also the car of choice of lesbians and feminazis. You can see them driving Subarus all over Massachusetts. I think they put the Obama, rainbow flag and Elizabeth Warren stickers on them at the factories.
10 posted on 01/03/2013 6:47:59 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: M-cubed

Agreed. I used to leave my Ram 1500 4x4 in the driveway whenever it snowed in the Poconos, unless of course my wife needed to drive our legacy outback. Most solid reliable vehicle I’ve ever owned.

Traded it on a Mustang a year ago. Not much need for it in Florida, but I still miss it sometimes.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 6:49:09 AM PST by PJammers (I can't help it... It's my idiom!)
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To: albie
Subaru is the chosen travel mode of the left wing, anti American lunatic.

Not totally, friend. My wife owns one and she and I see eye-to-eye on just about every political topics, and I, as my posting history will attest, am very conservative.

I will grant that she bought the car from a yuppie couple.

12 posted on 01/03/2013 7:03:54 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: Olog-hai

My Subaru STI is the best car I’ve ever owned. (Except in MPG)
160 mph top speed, handles snow almost as good as old Jeep and so far, dead reliable.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 7:11:17 AM PST by Zathras
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To: albie

My nest car(w/in the next month or so) will BE a Subaru Outback Wagon/SUV. There are VERY FEW individuals more CONSERVATIVE than my wife and I. MOST “American” “Cars” handle like CRAP in bad weather. Oh and I ALSO drive a 1993 Mazda Protege(Love it/GREAT on gas) and a 1992 Chevy K1500 4x4 Pick-Up(It’s alright(kinda cheaply built AND has SAE AND Metric parts(DRIVES ME NUTS)).


14 posted on 01/03/2013 7:12:48 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Oh and in mid-Dec my Kid TOTALLED my 2006 Kia Optima Sedan. THAT car WAS A NIGHTMARE, handled like CRAP in ANY WEATHER and was built like CRAP. NO MORE KIAs EVER!


15 posted on 01/03/2013 7:22:05 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Olog-hai
Wow...kinda shocked. Didn't know Subaru had even made 634,000 cars.
16 posted on 01/03/2013 7:26:12 AM PST by Niteranger68 (When you play all-or-nothing, be prepared to get nothing...maybe even less.)
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To: Olog-hai
The company says moisture can get into puddle lights beneath the doors and cause a short circuit that can melt plastic and cause fires.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says on its website that Subaru will install an additional fuse at no cost to the owners.

Apparently the fix is not going to prevent moisture from entering the lights.

17 posted on 01/03/2013 7:44:41 AM PST by wideminded
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To: LostInBayport

“It is also the car of choice of lesbians and feminazis.”

You have that right.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-43140309/gay-friendly-cars-is-subaru-number-one/


18 posted on 01/03/2013 8:04:40 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: US Navy Vet

“NO MORE KIAs EVER!”

What would you expect from a company that uses “Killed In Action” as it’s name?


19 posted on 01/03/2013 8:06:44 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Olog-hai

Scrw em, just take the bulb out and replace it with an LED,

I happen to like Subarus, I have the carcasses of three of them in my yard, but I do not drive them anymore in Alaska as they are too low to the ground and a moose hit would nearly decapitate the driver, better to have a higher more boxy front end.

In the near future I suspect many recalls will involve the placement of tracking devices or mileage monitors. Think of those gas and electric meters that transmit your usage.

Now I used to be a dealership mechanic and we were often told to create some minor fixit situation on recalled vehicles when they showed up to generate revenue.


20 posted on 01/03/2013 8:23:01 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Olog-hai

Seems to be a lot of subaru haters here. they’re reliable, safe and great in the snow. Did a lot of research for my mom when she was looking for a new vehicle and ended up with an outback. 4 trips MI-TX and 2 MI-FL, she still loves it and hasn’t had a single problem.


21 posted on 01/03/2013 8:27:25 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: M-cubed

“Call me a lunatic, but Subbies are better then anything I’ve ever driven in the snow...including my 4WD Ford pickup.”

Thank you. I recently purchased an Outback for my upcoming move to Montana. I love it! I am a conservative married mother of two and a grandmother who has never worn a pair of Birkenstocks!


22 posted on 01/03/2013 8:29:23 AM PST by Montanabound
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To: absolootezer0

Subarus are indeed great cars in tougher climates, and get more mpg and have greater reliability than almost any of their AWD or 4WD competitors. The sedans are barely identifiable as Subies.

From the link in #18:

“...Saab deserves special mention as the brand most over-represented among gay and lesbian buyers...

“...The brand preferences diverge after Saab. For lesbians, the number two brand in terms of over-representation is Scion, followed by Jeep, Subaru and Saturn. For men, it’s Audi, then Mini, VW and Jaguar...”


23 posted on 01/03/2013 8:39:06 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: albie
Glad you did not say GM. I'll take Subaru ... bought a new 1998 Outback and gave it to a nephew when I bought a new Outback in 2011 . Great vehicles ... non union and assembled in Indiana.

Never broke down, never got stuck in snow and great in the rain. Perfect for New England winters, just faithfully change the oil.

24 posted on 01/03/2013 9:18:11 AM PST by Boston Blackie
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To: jjotto

As crap.. And I drive an Audi.


25 posted on 01/03/2013 9:20:22 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: albie
Subaru is the chosen travel mode of the left wing, anti American lunatic.

No sweeping generalizations here! I have heard that is true, but I guess I'll be the exception to your generalization.

I am the only remaining conservative in two of the three families that still claim me and I just bought an Outback, the only family member to do so...and I LOVE it!

It is a very well thought out, spacious and capable vehicle and was the one best suited to my needs than anything any other company makes for the price. And it gets 30 mpg, about a third or more better the van I traded for it would do.

I'll probably be driving it in the freezing rain, ice and snow instead of my 4WD Tacoma. It's impressive, especially as a family car/dog hauler. Maybe I'm having a change of life moment, but I really like my new Lesbaru! No buyer's regret whatsoever.

26 posted on 01/03/2013 10:24:00 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Eye of Unk
...but I do not drive them anymore in Alaska as they are too low to the ground

The current 4th generation Outback has 8.5" ground clearance stock from the factory. Not bad.

27 posted on 01/03/2013 10:30:39 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GBA

They are arguably great vehicles but because they are identified with liberals I must walk away, sorry Subaru, you make a good product but its tainted by morons, I do not want to be even remotely painted as a liberal, democrat, gay supporter or all of the above.


28 posted on 01/03/2013 10:36:08 AM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: M-cubed; albie
Subaru is the chosen travel mode of the left wing, anti American lunatic.<<<

LMAO...You sure paint with a broad brush!

Call me a lunatic, but Subbies are better then anything I've ever driven in the snow...including my 4WD Ford pickup...


Agreed. I have a 2003 and 2004 Forester. For the winter months I keep 4 studded snow tires for each on rims in the barn. There is no pickup truck coming up my driveway when there is snow. The Foresters always make it with minimal difficulty.

Secondly, the vehicles just last when the maintenance schedule is followed.

I just don't get this broad brush bs. In Western PA they are driven by all sorts of folks.
29 posted on 01/03/2013 11:02:34 AM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Eye of Unk
I respect that and had to think a way past that idea to buy this Outback, but I'm glad that I did. I'll be the stealth conservative, countering progressives incognito in my lesbaru...while getting 30 mpg!

Our reasons are slightly different, but I quit buying cars and trucks from two companies based on some of the associations made with the companies now.

30 posted on 01/03/2013 11:23:32 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Boston Blackie
non union and assembled in Indiana.

excellent. do they make one that will pull a 16ft speedboat?

31 posted on 01/03/2013 3:10:22 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Depends on the boat and trailer.

6 cyl. Outbacks and Tribecas with transmission coolers will tow 3,000 lbs, Foresters well over 2000 lbs.


32 posted on 01/03/2013 7:50:24 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: TurboZamboni
I did a lot of reading at this website while researching what to buy and threads like this one: Should I buy an AWD Ford Escape or a 3.6 Outback (details provided) helped give me a real world point of view.

One of that guy's needs was to pull 3,000 lb (high side estimate) of boat, trailer and gear and the thread went 6 pages. Personally, I wouldn't push the weight limit, but that's just me. Some had high praise for its AWD, especially on slick boat ramps.

I was leaning toward the Escape and, honestly, the OB wasn't on my radar in any way until a neighbor showed me his. The more I saw, the more I liked.

33 posted on 01/04/2013 7:16:58 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: GBA

thanks.

I thing my boat’s around 2500...have to check the specs.


34 posted on 01/04/2013 7:56:54 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Olog-hai

Thanks Olog-hai.
...because lights beneath the doors can overheat and cause fires.
IOW, the car, unlike the heads of the drivers, will sometimes have a light in it.


35 posted on 01/05/2013 5:02:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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