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Old 02-23-2007, 07:14 AM   #1
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Default Fuji Heavy to recall more than 850 Subaru vehicles over brake system flaws

Fuji Heavy to recall more than 850 Subaru vehicles over brake system flaws
The Associated PressPublished: February 23, 2007


TOKYO: Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is recalling more than 850 Subaru passenger vehicles over possible brake system flaws, the company said in a statement Friday.

The recall covers two Subaru models Impeza compact car and Forester wagon, but it was not immediately known if any exports are included.

Improper fitting of the air cleaner case could trigger vibrations while the car is being driven, and its parts could rub against or damage the brake pipe, the company said. The problem, in worst cases, could cause brake fluid to leak and braking functions to fail, Fuji Heavy said.

Kyodo News agency said the recall may be expanded to 4,100 of the models that had been exported to the U.S., Europe and Australia.

Company officials were not immediately available for comment

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/...avy-Recall.php
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:56 AM   #2
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but how can air cleaner case (air filter box do they mean?) with brake system??? and what they mean for brake pipe?! which pipe?
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:05 AM   #3
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FHI's recall bulletin (in Japanese) is at http://www.fhi.co.jp/recall/data/07_02_23.pdf. It looks like one of the bolts holding down the air filter box in normally aspirated Imprezas, or maybe the latching clip, might impinge on one of the brake lines originating from the nearby ABS hydraulic control unit. SOA will have to inform NHTSA about this because of the TREAD act. When they do, we'll have an English language explanation of the problem.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:47 PM   #4
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It looks like if the entire airbox was vibrated loose or installed imporperly then the outboard airbox clip could end up chafing on the ABS line.

This is a problem all the time in helicopters with hydraulic lines and electrical clips.
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Old 02-23-2007, 01:58 PM   #5
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This is a problem all the time in helicopters with hydraulic lines and electrical clips.
All of a sudden the "propeller grille" makes a lot more sense....







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Old 02-23-2007, 03:34 PM   #6
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This is a problem all the time in helicopters with hydraulic lines and electrical clips.
Not any of the U.S. models that I work on... = all of them.

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Old 02-24-2007, 09:53 AM   #7
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Not any of the U.S. models that I work on... = all of them.

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Not that this is in any way relevant to the thread but...

While not strictly a helicopter, there are well documented accounts of one fatal example of such an incident on a Bell V22 Osprey in Dec 2000. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it did happen it was to a US made tilt-rotor aircraft. Four US Marines were killed in the resulting crash.

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Old 02-26-2007, 11:08 AM   #8
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Not any of the U.S. models that I work on... = all of them.

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Right. Ive only specifically had to redesign airframe components for this EXACT reason. It doesnt always result in crashes, and isnt always apparent until the airframe is in the field for a period of time.

But hey, I only design helicopters for a living, how would I know?
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:17 AM   #9
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:30 AM   #10
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wow... that's so lucky i came across this thread! I was just in the middle of designing my next helicopter. I have now adjusted my design, and it seems to be much more sound. This is a picture of it before I made the change...



hopefully an updated render of the craft with proper fitting of the air cleaner case will be done soon!!!
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:46 PM   #11
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Looks like a Mazda to me, senomar.
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Old 02-26-2007, 12:48 PM   #12
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well, yeah. of course... that's who the design is for. You must've seen the spy pics...
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So is it 850 vehicles that they're talking about or 850,000 or 850,000,000 or 850,000,000 bolts that need to be replaced or it will cost $850,000,000,000,000,000 for the recall...

Is the 850 just a mangled translation?
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:59 PM   #14
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So is it 850 vehicles that they're talking about or 850,000 or 850,000,000 or 850,000,000 bolts that need to be replaced or it will cost $850,000,000,000,000,000 for the recall...

Is the 850 just a mangled translation?
Well it starts out saying 850 vehicles and later says the recall may be expanded to 4,100 vehicles... So I'd say it's really talking about just 850 cars. It is kind of hard to fathom in an age where GM can recall 4 million vehicles at once.
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Not that this is in any way relevant to the thread but...

While not strictly a helicopter, there are well documented accounts of one fatal example of such an incident on a Bell V22 Osprey in Dec 2000. It doesn't happen all the time, but when it did happen it was to a US made tilt-rotor aircraft. Four US Marines were killed in the resulting crash.

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Well, hasn't the V22 has been the most problematic aircraft in the navy for the past two decades?
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:33 PM   #16
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how about a recall for thin paint?
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:22 PM   #17
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Well, hasn't the V22 has been the most problematic aircraft in the navy for the past two decades?
That thing is a death trap.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:38 PM   #18
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the v22 is in production now, isn't it. I think they worked out all the bugs in it. but then agian my info comes from futureweapons so who knows
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That thing is a death trap.
I would go for a ride in one, but then again I'm pretty crazy.
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how about a recall for thin paint?
Worse is the 02+ passenger side fuel rail problem.....I love to get high on gasoline fumes when I drive in the cold weather!!
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:29 PM   #21
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Worse is the 02+ passenger side fuel rail problem.....I love to get high on gasoline fumes when I drive in the cold weather!!
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Yeahhhh it goes away after the first couple of seconds though, still kind of annoying I guess. I thought it was just me.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:23 AM   #22
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Worse is the 02+ passenger side fuel rail problem.....I love to get high on gasoline fumes when I drive in the cold weather!!
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'04 WRX's must still have it because when the temps were around 10 degrees here, I smelled gas everytime the car was at a stop. Now that it is warmer I don't have that problem anymore.
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yeah i have the same problem with mine but my smell stays much longer than a few seconds, ugh can't stand the smell of fuel.
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