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Old 07-17-2019, 06:43 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by KC View Post
Thing is, I think the supplier being on the hook for the failure is going to be tapping their insurance for this one as they may have to foot the bill for the cars. What I'm curious about now is, how did they find it?

The link Justy provided above spelled it out:

June 6, 2019 – During the installation process of the duct into vehicle body at Subaru's U.S. production plant, a
body shop employee heard an abnormal noise from the duct area. Upon closer examination, it was observed
that certain spot welds, located on the duct below the cowl panel, may not have been properly applied. The
issue was escalated within Subaru, and the supplier was informed of the condition.
Originally Posted by n2oiroc View Post
maybe they will pull a jeep and have a guy re weld it at the dealer and spray paint over it?
For all the affected vehicles, Subaru dealers will inspect the duct for the “B”
line identification mark. If the part was produced on the affected line, the
spot-welds will be inspected by a Subaru manufacturer’s representative. If
certain spot-welds are improperly applied, the vehicle will be returned to
the vehicle manufacturing facility for repair. If a customer vehicle is
confirmed as containing an affected part, the customer will have the option
of exchanging the vehicle, repurchase, or having the vehicle returned to
the manufacturing facility for repair at no cost.
If my vehicle were affected, I'd absolutely exchange the vehicle. No way I'd want a re-constructed vehicle, even if it was done at the factory.

This sounds like it's in the same place as the spot welds that infamously failed on the 2008-2014 WRX's?
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