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Whiteline Subaru Swaybar sway bar safety recall
Whiteline Issues Product Safety Recall for Subaru Sway Bars
 
 
A couple weeks ago Whiteline issued a Product Safety Recall for a few of their Subaru rear sway bars due to clearancing issues.  The blades on the affected sway bars are too long and may interfere with the rear brake lines.   If you own any of the sway bars mentioned below please read on and to learn how to measure the ends of your sway bars to make sure you are not part of the affected batch.
 
Below is the information Whiteline has been trying to get out to every customer they have a record of purchasing the affected sway bars and the retailers that carry them.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Whiteline team at:
 
support@redrangerusa.com
 
 
Whiteline Subaru Swaybar sway bar safety recall
 
 
Dear valued Whiteline customer,
 
We wish to advise of a possible production defect tolerance issue regarding the below Whiteline rear sway bars:
 
Part Numbers
BSR33Z
BSR33XZ
Applicable Vehicles
Subaru Impreza GD1 MY01-02 INCL TURBO & STI 10/00-9/02
Defect
Possible blade clearance issues with factory brake line
 
Part Numbers
BSR36Z
BSR36XZ
Applicable Vehicles
Subaru Impreza STI GD MY03-04 10/02-9/04
Subaru Impreza GD2 MY03-07 INCL WRX, EXCL STI 9/02-9/07
Saab 9-2X 9-2X 9/02-9/07
Defect
Possible blade clearance issues with factory brake line
 
 
 
Action required
1. Please immediately quarantine stock of any of the above part numbers and advise of current inventory on hand
 
2. Note guidelines to check possibly affected stock are as follows
a. Stock purchased and installed since October 2010 to present.
b. For inventory currently on the shelf please quarantine stock with production batch date on the part number label of September 2010 onwards.
 
3. Please advise all affected customers within this date range (October 2010 to present) to inspect the clearance of their fitted Whiteline sway bar blade ends (both ends) based on the image below. If support is required in contacting customers please advise
a. Maximum length of 220mm blade arm to center of the sway bar at the mounting point(refer images below). If unable to inspect or accurately measure we strongly urge customer to take their vehicle to the original installer or nearest authorized Whiteline Performance Center for inspection.
 
 
Whiteline Subaru Swaybar sway bar safety recall
 
 
Whiteline Subaru Swaybar sway bar safety recall
 
 
4. Should the bar be deemed to be exceeding the critical length of 220mm or should the customer show concern over this product issue we strongly urge you to please contact us to request a replacement with the following information
a. Location/ shipping address
b. Dealer from whom they purchased sway bar in question
c. Picture evidence
 
5. Whiteline is applying its maximum resources to arrange immediate replacement stock however should stock be unavailable at the point of inspection/ request and the car is considered un-roadworthy please undertake the following precautionary measure whilst replacement stock is arranged.
a. We recommend you refit the original factory sway bar
b. If no factory bar is available we recommend the bar is removed from the vehicle and shortened as per below image
 
 
Whiteline Subaru Swaybar sway bar safety recall
 
 
We apologise for the inconvenience this product issue may cause and Whiteline will provide replacement stock at no charge to the dealer or consumer. Whiteline will also be offering compensation for labour costs via a number of methods suitable to those affected!

 

support@redrangerusa.com

 

Whiteline Subaru Swaybar sway bar safety recall

 

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Comments
Rockwood
Rockwoodlink
Monday, September 19, 2011 9:44 AM
Wow. I don't think I've ever seen an aftermarket company issue a safety recall. Good on Whiteline for owning up to a potential problem!
mxpop
mxpoplink
Monday, September 19, 2011 11:49 AM
^^^ Agree, props to WL for taking this step. Wonder if it was 100% voluntary or initiated due to legal action?

Who needs rear brakes anyway? They only slow you down....
Rockwood
Rockwoodlink
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:38 AM
I heard a quote once that will always be with me:

"Brakes and 4WD were invented by pussies."

LOL.
mxpop
mxpoplink
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 11:46 AM
^^^ If you are what you eat and I drive a StopTech sponsored STI, hmmm.... ;-)

I always liked: "Aerodynamics are for people who can't build engines."
Enzo Ferrari
yael40
yael40link
Monday, April 30, 2012 5:48 AM
This seems a serious issue and to add more, the 2011-2012 Quest Minivan and the 2003-2005 Infiniti Q45 sedan have both been recalled by Nissan Motors North America, according to the National Highway traffic Safety Administration. The recall problems are unrelated. The Quest has a software problem, and the Q45 could contain a faulty wire connector, impacting the working of the side airbags which I found here Nissan announces two unrelated recalls.

Best regards,

Yael
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