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April 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Subaru Recalls 31,295 Vehicles: The auto maker said the action was taken to modify the transmission dipstick to improve ventilation on its manual transmission, all-wheel drive and four-wheel-drive Legacy, Loyale and XT-6 vehicles made between January, 1989, and September, 1992. Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Subaru of America Inc. said the recall is limited to vehicles in 19 states. California is not among them.
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June 1, 2005 | DAN NEIL
THE award for automotive non sequitur of the year goes to Subaru for its new B9 Tribeca, a handsomely sculpted luxury crossover from a company generally known for putting the "ugh" in ugly. Just keeping it real, dog. The company catalog is full of weirdly proportioned, arrhythmic and lumpy products such as the Forester and the Baja, whose camp-stove aesthetic appeals to Subaru buyers' sense of personal authenticity.
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AUTOS
April 13, 2005 | DAN NEIL
Why does anybody care about the badge on the nose of a car? Why do we care about brands? You may, of course, resort to conventional wisdom, by way of David Brooks, author of "Bobos in Paradise": Brands are metaphoric shorthand, signifying who we are and what we want to be -- and that is, in consumerist America, more affluent than thou. Much has been written about the class-scaling appetites that name brands satisfy.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Subaru Recalls Vehicles for Steering Problem: Subaru of America announced a recall of 13,000 vehicles because of the possibility that their electronically controlled motor power steering systems will malfunction. The malfunction makes it difficult for drivers to steer the XT6 models, the company said. The vehicles were produced between June, 1987, and September, 1990, Subaru said.
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May 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Subaru Recalls Vehicles: Subaru of America announced a recall of 285,000 front-wheel drive cars because of possible rear suspension corrosion. The models affected include 1980 to 1984 Subaru front-wheel-drive sedan, hatchback and hardtop models. The auto maker said it is also recalling the 1985 and 1986 front-wheel-drive hatchback models.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1996 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just three years ago, Subaru of America--the sometimes-quirky auto company that once prospered by catering to suburban and rural drivers in the Snowbelt--lay in a shambles. Crippled by the rising yen and strategic mistakes, Subaru sales had fallen for seven years. The company lost $750 million in the same period and was considered likely to withdraw from the U.S. market.
BUSINESS
November 11, 1998 | Associated Press
Only one of 10 small sport-utility vehicles that underwent crash tests received an overall rating of "good," an insurance industry group said. The 1999 Subaru Forester outperformed the other models in the frontal offset tests conducted at 40 mph. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said that at the other end of the spectrum, 1998-99 models of the Isuzu Amigo were graded "poor."
BUSINESS
November 11, 1998 | Associated Press
Only one of 10 small sport-utility vehicles that underwent crash tests received an overall rating of "good," an insurance industry group said. The 1999 Subaru Forester outperformed the other models in the frontal offset tests conducted at 40 mph. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said that at the other end of the spectrum, 1998-99 models of the Isuzu Amigo were graded "poor."
BUSINESS
July 27, 1996 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just three years ago, Subaru of America--the sometimes-quirky auto company that once prospered by catering to suburban and rural drivers in the Snowbelt--lay in a shambles. Crippled by the rising yen and strategic mistakes, Subaru sales had fallen for seven years. The company lost $750 million in the same period and was considered likely to withdraw from the U.S. market.
NEWS
September 21, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A young man who was paralyzed three years ago in an automobile accident should receive $880,000 from the city of Oxnard and $850,000 from the makers of the Subaru Brat, a Ventura County jury decided Wednesday. The award disappointed lawyers representing Oxnard resident Israel Echevarria, who had asked the jury for more than $17 million. Attorney Edward Steinbrecher vowed to appeal. "Juries do absurd things. This is absurd," Steinbrecher said immediately after the verdict was read.
BUSINESS
April 28, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Subaru Recalls 31,295 Vehicles: The auto maker said the action was taken to modify the transmission dipstick to improve ventilation on its manual transmission, all-wheel drive and four-wheel-drive Legacy, Loyale and XT-6 vehicles made between January, 1989, and September, 1992. Cherry Hill, N.J.-based Subaru of America Inc. said the recall is limited to vehicles in 19 states. California is not among them.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1994 | BRUCE HOROVITZ
The Super Bowl is a marketer's haven--or so goes the super hype. But Subaru is still smarting--if not shaken--from its super flop during last year's big game. The Japanese car maker--which aired five new TV spots during the 1993 Super Bowl--woke up the following day to discover that its commercials were chastised by an independent panel of consumers in USA Today, which rated the ads as the very worst aired the entire Super Bowl.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Subaru Recalls Vehicles for Steering Problem: Subaru of America announced a recall of 13,000 vehicles because of the possibility that their electronically controlled motor power steering systems will malfunction. The malfunction makes it difficult for drivers to steer the XT6 models, the company said. The vehicles were produced between June, 1987, and September, 1990, Subaru said.
AUTOS
June 1, 2005 | DAN NEIL
THE award for automotive non sequitur of the year goes to Subaru for its new B9 Tribeca, a handsomely sculpted luxury crossover from a company generally known for putting the "ugh" in ugly. Just keeping it real, dog. The company catalog is full of weirdly proportioned, arrhythmic and lumpy products such as the Forester and the Baja, whose camp-stove aesthetic appeals to Subaru buyers' sense of personal authenticity.
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